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Wire Fraud Alert

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CAUTION: IMPORTANT WIRE FRAUD ALERT FOR HOME BUYERS

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.

>> Learn how to be WireSafe



Local Real Estate Trends

Discover What's New and Interesting in Our Backyard
Local CRE Trends

Austin, the capital of the state of Texas, is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th most populous city in Texas. Home to nearly 1 million residents, Austin is the fastest growing large city in the United States. Residents of the city, known as Austinites, find Austin to be the ideal place to live, work, play and invest. The city was voted #1 in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Places to Live and has received numerous local and national rankings.

Austin is also home to Chicago Title Austin, one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Austin serves the residential and commercial real estate industry in Texas. Our team works 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. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Texas, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong. Chicago Title understands the dynamic and competitive real estate market in Austin, Texas and its need for accuracy and quality in the products and services it we provide.

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


The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

JV Pays $16M for Student Housing Project Site
UCF Redevelopment. Image courtesy of Cushman and Wakefield A partnership between 908 Group and Scannell Properties has paid $15.6 million for Pine Ridge Terrace, a multifamily property in Orlando,...

Mortgage rates remain low but Fed news signals trend reversal
Mortgage rates inched up only slightly in the past week, as continued investment in the U.S. Treasuries market tempered economic concerns. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 2.88% from 2.86%...

How To Find Open Houses Near You
Faster, easier mortgage lending Check your rates today with Better Mortgage. View Rates It’s easy to view houses for sale online, but the best way to get the full picture is to go to an open...

SunTrust Bank, Now Truist, Review
SunTrust Bank recently completed a merger of equals with BB&T to become Truist Bank. While SunTrust and BB&T still operate as separate financial institutions, they’ll soon have a unified presence...

Current mortgage rates for Sep. 23, 2021: Rates trend higher
Today a handful of important mortgage rates inched upward. See how that could affect your mortgage payments. A variety of important mortgage rates saw growth today. While 15-year fixed mortgage...

Today’s Mortgage Rates: September 23, 2021—No Movement On Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates remained unchanged today. Buyers—and homeowners looking to refinance—still have the ability to pick up a historically low rate. Today, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is...

How Vast Bank Makes It Easy To Invest In Cryptocurrency
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When asked what motivated Vast Bank to be the first federally chartered bank that allows people to buy, sell and exchange crypto directly from a...

Record-Low Mortgage Rates And A Dwindling Inventory Make Rentals The Next Big Thing
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Piquet Realty Founder and President. Skydiver, Ironman Triathlete, JiuJitsu Fighter and Race Car Driver on the weekends. Record-low mortgage...

Home sales have slowed, but prices are still ludicrous
The housing market is beginning to look a little more normal. This mega mansion comes with a spa, a nightclub... and a whole lot of debt Home sales dropped in August, both and from a year ago,...

Recommendations for Making MLSs More Transparent
In a meeting this month, the National Association of REALTORS®’ MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board passed a series of motions designed to ensure that association-operated multiple...