Category Archives: Florida Real estate

WFG SPARK 2017

Premier Lien Research is proud to be a sponsor for the 2017 WFG Spark event in Orlando March 9-10 2017.  We are looking forward to meeting some new friends at this educational event. 

 

 

 

 

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Come visit us in Tampa; win a diamond pendant!

Today, Premier Lien Research is excited to participate in Old Republic National Title Insurance Company’s continuing education seminar at the beautiful Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Some of the speaker topics are:

Dollars and Sense- Your Ethical and Fiduciary Duties in Closing and Disbursing Escrow Funds

and

Title Agent Liability- Are You Covered?

It’s not even noon yet and we’ve met a ton of awesome title professionals interested in our services. We’re happy to be raffling a diamond pendant necklace this afternoon! Stay tuned for pictures from this amazing event.

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Florida Home Prices Looking Up

The Florida Realtors’ latest data indicate that pending sales and median prices rose in February 2012. The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in February was $134,000, up 7.2 percent from the year-ago figure, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department. The statewide median for townhome-condo properties was $95,000, up 15.9 percent over Feb. 2011.

“The overall picture that these statistics show is of a stabilizing housing market,” said Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo. “While closed sales are down, so are listings and so is inventory. These are signs of a market that’s moving from being a buyer’s market to a balanced market… For the past year, median sales prices have been slowly rising; and over a longer period of time, prices have really flattened out – again, signs of an improving housing market.”

The full statewide housing activity report is available here

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Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Continuing Educational Seminar Was a Success!

We had a great time at last week’s Old Republic seminar in Maitland, Florida! Not only did we meet a lot of awesome and interesting title professionals from that region, but we’re happy to report that many of them have decided to utilize Premier Lien Research’s services. Title agents and paralegals alike were anxious to pass the savings to their clients and minimize their clients’ and underwriters risk. One lucky attendee even won a mini-tablet courtesy of Premier Lien Research!

We can’t wait for the next regional seminar/conference to meet even more people and spread the word about PLR’s valuable services. More pictures from the seminar can be seen on Premier Lien Research’s Facebook page found HERE.

 

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Gearing up for the Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Continuing Educational Seminar

We are very excited for Premier Lien Research’s debut as a sponsoring vendor at the Old Republic National Title Insurance Company continuing education seminar in Maitland, FL on Thursday. Not only do we have a beautiful 8-foot backdrop display, but we’ll be sharing information about PLR’s services and the incredible value we offer. We’ll have some sweet treats to share and are raffling a mini-tablet to one lucky winner! How awesome is that?

Here’s the lineup of the lectures offered on Thursday:

08:30 – 09:00 a.m. Registration

09:00 –  09:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Robin Cardella, V.P. /
Mid-FL Operations Manager

09:15 –  10:30 a.m.
National Perspective 2012   
Anne L. Anastasi, CLTP,
Pres. of Troon Mgmt. &
FLTA’s Immediate Past Pres.
CE#    79912 (1 Credit Hour)
CLER# 57862 (1 Credit Hour)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Dollars & Sense – Your Ethical
& Fiduciary Duties in Closing & Disbursing Escrow Funds

John H. Gonzalez, CLC
Agency Training Coordinator,
Old Republic Nat’l Title
CE#    79647 (1 Ethics Hour)
CLER# 48472 (1 Ethics Hour)
   
11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 – 01:30 p.m.

Lunch

Power’s of Attorney –
the Perils and Pitfalls
Wilhelmina Kightlinger, Esq.
V.P. & FL State Counsel,
Old Republic Nat’l Title
CE#     75724 (1 Credit Hour)
CLER#  31331 (1 Credit Hour)

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Top 10 Code Violations; Florida Named as #1 State for Violations

Field Asset Services (FAS), a Texas based property preservation, REO maintenance and repair services company released its list of Top 10 Types of Code Violations. The list is based on FAS’s research compiled from its work with 30 mortgage and asset management clients nationwide. Here’s the list:

"No". House in Mid-City New Orleans,...

By Editor B / Bart Everson via Wikimedia Commons

Top 10 Types of Code Violations
1.    High grass and weeds
2.    Nuisance such as abandoned vehicles and trash at the curb.
3.    Graffiti
4.    Open or vacant structures
5.    Junk, trash, and debris
6.    Minimum housing standards or habitability usually pertaining to the condition of the property.
7.    Substandard structure such as dilapidated sheds or detached garages.
8.    Unmaintained or unsecured swimming pools
9.    Dead trees and landscaping
10.  Vacant property registration

Said Dale McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, Field Asset Services about code violations:

Cities and local municipalities across the nation are becoming more vigilant towards issuing code violations to reduce blight and improve neighborhood conditions. With foreclosure timelines reaching nearly 21 months, these fines can add up over time, even exceeding the value of the property itself in some cases.

According to FAS data, Florida surpasses all other states in the amount of these violations. For example, FAS once encountered a property in Coral Springs, Florida that, since 2008, had violation citations accruing for an overgrown lawn, roof discoloration, a stagnant pool, and poor exterior maintenance. At at rate of $125/day for 927 days plus additional penalties, the property owed the City of Coral Springs $434,654.50.

While FAS worked to remedy the code violations and lower the fine amount for the Coral Springs home, hundreds of thousands of properties in Florida are without the benefit of FAS’ services and the daily accruing code violation fees for those properties are unrecorded in official records. Only by performing an unrecorded lien search can a prospective owner, lender, asset manager, real estate agent, attorney, or title/closing company know the true value of the subject property. Premier Lien Research, LLC is here to assist you! For more information please visit PremierLienResearch.com.

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Premier Lien Research’s Website Is Under Construction!

Ironworkers surprised by photographer, while e...You may be wondering why you’ve landed on this page. Not to worry! Premier Lien Research is updating its website and getting new digs. Until the new website is up and running, you’ve been redirected to Premier Lien Research’s blog. Here, you can still submit your research orders (use the Orders tab or click here) and get all the information you may need about our valuable services. And while you’re here, why not read some of our recent blog posts?

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