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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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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:

Monthly Home Payments Tumbled 7% from October to December
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The Slippery Slope Of The Fed’s Shrinking Balance Sheet
...rates. Over the past several months, you’ve become highly aware that mortgage rates and corporate bond yields have increased substantially from a year ago. Also, you probably know that this has...

Homebuying tips for unmarried couples
...with a significant other before marriage. In addition to today’s high mortgage rates and lack of housing inventory, there are a few unique things to remember before purchasing a home with your...

Young Adults Moved Home, But Now are Moving Out
...homeownership. This compares to 12% to 15% between 1989 and 1995 when NAR first started collecting the data series. For first-time buyers who lived at home first, about half are making rent...

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, February 2, 2023
Although the Federal Reserve raised interest rates even further, mortgage rates continued to move down. According to Freddie Mac, the rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 6.09% from 6...

How the Fed’s Latest Rate Hike Will Impact Multifamily
...and 2023 will be a peak rate of just above 7 percent. Mortgage rates are expected to fall below 6 percent by 2024, “[setting] the stage for a housing rebound later in 2023, and a better affordability...

NAR Calls on Realtors® Who Give Back to Apply for the 2023 Good Neighbor Awards
...000 grant for their nonprofit organization and be recognized in November during NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience, in Anaheim, California. Five honorable mentions will also each receive a $2,500...

Best 9-month CD rates — February 2023
...if rates go higher. For customers with large deposits who need expanded FDIC insurance coverage, TIAA Bank offers a service that spreads money around to a network of banks. Randolph-Brooks Federal...

Best 6-month CD rates – February 2023
...exceed the $250,000 insurance limit of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). How to find the best 6-month CD rates To find the best six-month CD rates, savers should ask: How much yield...

The Pros And Cons Of High-Yield Savings Accounts And How They Compare To Investing
...10 to 20 times that of a traditional bank. Note that the FDIC also insures these accounts to provide security to consumers. Advantages of a high-yield savings account Here are some benefits...