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Realtors®, Real Estate Brokers, Buyers and Sellers are targets for wire fraud and many have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they simply relied on the wire instructions received via email.

A hacker will break into a licensee’s email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions. After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a close, the hacker will send an email to the buyer, posing either as the escrow agent or as the licensee. The fraudulent email will contain new wiring instructions or routing information, and will request that the Buyer send funds accordingly.

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The Buckeye State is the 7th most populous state in the U.S., and home to one of Chicago Title’s most dynamic residential title teams. Our offices are ideally located in Akron, Beavercreek, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Grove City, Macedonia, Maumee, Mentor, Newark, Oregon, Reynoldsburg, Sheffield Village, Strongsville, and Toledo, respectively.

Our Ohio-based professionals work in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the FNF Newsdesk.

The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

Growth-hungry banks see opportunity in home renovation boom
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5 Extraordinary REALTORS® Named 2021 Good Neighbors
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Mortgage volumes tumble, with average loan sizes also decreasing
Mortgage activity dropped off last week, as rising interest rates helped put the brakes on both new purchases and refinances. The Mortgage Bankers Association Market Composite Index, a weekly...

Blend to launch income verification product
After nearly a year in development, Blend Labs took another step toward making the financial services sector more efficient in underwriting loans. The fintech — which went public on July 16 —...

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Oct 20, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 6.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications...

Mather Secures $300M Financing for Senior Housing Project
The Mather. Image courtesy of Walker & Dunlop Senior living provider Mather has secured $300 million in construction financing from a syndicated transaction led by The Huntington National Bank for...

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates, October 20, 2021: Rates remain low
Mortgage rates moved in different directions this week, according to data compiled by Bankrate. See the table below for a breakdown of how different loan types moved. Rates last updated on October...

Mortgage interest rates for Oct. 20, 2021: Rates recede
Today quite a few major mortgage rates tailed off. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected. A variety of important mortgage rates went down today. While...

What are real estate closing costs and how much will you pay?
Whether you’re buying a new home or refinancing your mortgage, you need to be financially prepared to pay closing costs. These fees typically add up to somewhere between 2 percent and 5 percent of...

What is a money market fund?
Money market funds – also known as money market mutual funds – are a saving and investing option offered by banks, brokerages and mutual fund companies. These funds are considered low-risk...