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Fraud on Vacant Lands Webinar

Karla Staker is Senior Vice President and State Underwriting Counsel with FNF Florida Agency in Maitland,
Florida. Except for a brief stint in private practice, Karla has been an underwriter with the FNF family of
underwriters since 1986.

hosted by Karla Staker, Esq., SVP/State Underwriting Counsel

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Smart Building and Smarter Protocols: Mitigating IoT Cybersecurity Risks in Commercial Real Estate

From our homes to our workplaces, the deployment of smart technology is becoming increasingly prevalent. The Wall Street Journal notes that smart-building-related companies raised $2.88 billion in venture capital in 2021.

by James W. McPhillips and S. Michelle Ki,
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CONSTRUCTION equipment scheme from 2017 is resurfacing

On November 29, 2021, an 87-year-old buyer from Pittsburgh,
sent a wire transfer in the amount of $342,838.03 to purchase
a home in a retirement community in Arizona.

By Lisa A. Tyler, National Escrow Administrator

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Google, others adding office space in anticipation of the great return

In an about-face from early in the pandemic, companies are buying and leasing more office space in anticipation of workers returning to their desks — at least on some days. But these spaces could look dramatically different than the pre-pandemic office.

By: Lucas Mearian, May 9, 2022
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How to guard against losing your assets to wire fraud: A growing cybersecurity threat

Financial institutions continue to battle cyberattacks, particularly hackers who tap into the fiscal electronic freeway used to move large sums of money for real estate deal closings and other large-price-tag transactions.

By: Gary Quackenbush, April 27, 2022
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Commercial real estate market expected to grow despite rising interest rates

While rising interest rates are posing a risk to economic growth, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, expects the commercial market to perform well despite the headwinds, especially in the short term.

By: CBJ News Staff, May 11, 2022
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Buying a home? Here's how much rising mortgage rates will add to the cost.

In April, average interest rates on a standard 30-year fixed mortgage were nearly 2 percentage points higher than a year ago, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic. Including monthly principal and interest, a median-priced home around the U.S. was 50% pricier than in April of 2021.

By: Khristopher J. Brookd, May4, 2022
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More Home Seekers Look to Relocate to Save Money

Buyers are exploring more options to find additional money in their budget due to intensifying cost pressures which is resulting in increased interest in buyers relocating to a different area.

By: Kyle G. Horst, May 4, 2022
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Palm Harbor, FL | Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency
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2020-11-12T09:50:18+00:00

Jodi Avery

"Wollinka Wikle Title is one of my favorite Title Companies! I highly recommend them because of the excellent customer service I consistently receive. My Marketing Rep, Tina Babnik, is always there for my team and I, with whatever we may need. I really appreciate the exceptional care and service she provides. She is the Best! Wollinka Wikle Title has some of the top closers around! They are very conscientious and provide great attention to detail. I appreciate the wonderful care and friendly service they offer to my clients. Wollinka Wikle Title is an awesome company to work with for all your title needs!"
"WWTIA’ Marketing representative Allison Lentz consistently called me for my business and would say” If you would just give us one closing you will not be disappointed and that we do great Job” I finally gave in and I have used them for the last two years! The facility is Beautiful and professional and the staff will go the extra mile to get the Job done. Robin, my closing agent has extensive title knowledge and good with my clients.Their pricing is also very competitive."

Linda Bash
Future Home Really

Palm Harbor, FL | Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency
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2020-08-27T08:14:59+00:00

Linda Bash
Future Home Really

"WWTIA’ Marketing representative Allison Lentz consistently called me for my business and would say” If you would just give us one closing you will not be disappointed and that we do great Job” I finally gave in and I have used them for the last two years! The facility is Beautiful and professional and the staff will go the extra mile to get the Job done. Robin, my closing agent has extensive title knowledge and good with my clients.Their pricing is also very competitive."
"I feel valued by Allison and the Team at Wollinka-Wikle Title. Even more important to me, my Customers feel valued and appreciated. My Customers' experience matters. Whether the closing is easy or has challenges, I am confident and comfortable that everything will work out. My Customers can move on to whatever great thing is next in their lives!"

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Florida Luxury Realty

Palm Harbor, FL | Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency
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2020-08-27T08:18:58+00:00

Lori Czaya
Florida Luxury Realty

"I feel valued by Allison and the Team at Wollinka-Wikle Title. Even more important to me, my Customers feel valued and appreciated. My Customers' experience matters. Whether the closing is easy or has challenges, I am confident and comfortable that everything will work out. My Customers can move on to whatever great thing is next in their lives!"
"As a mortgage banker I work with a plethora of title companies but there is only one I recommend consistently and that is Robin Hodgdon with Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency. I recommend Wollinka Wikle because they are an attorney based title company who are thorough, accurate and experienced. I recommend Robin because she is very knowledgeable, responsive and is always on point! If you need a title company, use this team once you will never want to use a different title company again."

Craig Blanton
Hancock & Whitney Bank

Palm Harbor, FL | Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency
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2020-08-27T08:49:13+00:00

Craig Blanton
Hancock & Whitney Bank

"As a mortgage banker I work with a plethora of title companies but there is only one I recommend consistently and that is Robin Hodgdon with Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency. I recommend Wollinka Wikle because they are an attorney based title company who are thorough, accurate and experienced. I recommend Robin because she is very knowledgeable, responsive and is always on point! If you need a title company, use this team once you will never want to use a different title company again."
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The Arata Team

Palm Harbor, FL | Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency
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2020-08-27T08:51:23+00:00

The Arata Team

"We have been working with Julie Knous at Wollinka-Wikle for years and could not be more satisfied with the first class customer service they provide. They are very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We always have a smooth closing with Julie. If you or anyone you know is looking for a great title company I would not hesitate to contact Julie at Wollinka-Wikle!"
"Wollinka Wikle Title is one of the best title companies I have ever dealt with. They do closings for me all over Florida. The closers are very attentive to my needs throughout the entire process. Funding conditions are always cleared in advance. My account rep Tina Babnik is always available to help me and is a pleasure to deal with. She has become a very important asset to my business. I am confident with them ordering anything that my files need, from payoffs to surveys. They always exceed my service expectations! I highly recommend them for any real estate transactions."

Respectfully,

Michael L, Lewin & Associates, Inc.

Palm Harbor, FL | Wollinka-Wikle Title Insurance Agency
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2020-10-14T00:14:22+00:00

Michael L, Lewin & Associates, Inc.

"Wollinka Wikle Title is one of the best title companies I have ever dealt with. They do closings for me all over Florida. The closers are very attentive to my needs throughout the entire process. Funding conditions are always cleared in advance. My account rep Tina Babnik is always available to help me and is a pleasure to deal with. She has become a very important asset to my business. I am confident with them ordering anything that my files need, from payoffs to surveys. They always exceed my service expectations! I highly recommend them for any real estate transactions." Respectfully,
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