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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:

Existing-Home Sales Reach Highest Annual Level Since 2006 but Weaken in December 2021
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this December declined 4.6% from November 2021, after three consecutive months of increases. December's...

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Renewed homebuyer urgency and rising rates
Mortgage rates have shot up since the beginning of the year and that’s affecting pretty much everything about real estate for the moment. Here’s what you need to know from this week. 1. Homebuyers...

Serious delinquencies drop below a key benchmark
The number of borrowers whose payments were 90 days late or more but were not in foreclosure has fallen below 1 million for the first time since May 2020, according to Black Knight. Serious...

The coin shortage isn’t over yet
In the summer of 2020, coins were hard to find at American businesses. Paying with cash often led to trouble receiving the correct change. It was also a struggle for anyone needing coins for...

BlockFi Rewards Visa Signature Card review: Earn rewards in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
Among the few crypto credit cards on the market, BlockFi's is the most versatile. But more are on the way. As the big banks wrestle with bitcoin and its ilk, a handful of more adventurous fintech...

Mortgage Rates Surge for Third Consecutive Week
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 21, 2022 Mortgage rates are on the rise in the...

Average Size of Mortgage Loan Hits Record High
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 21, 2022 The average dollar amount of a...

Buyers Have Never Viewed Fewer Homes Before Purchasing
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 21, 2022 Last year, home buyers viewed a...

Housing bubble exists today, consumers say. Redfin economist disagrees
Not only do the vast majority of potential home purchasers and sellers believe a housing bubble exists in their market, just under half of real estate professionals think that is the case as well, a...

PSA: What Is The Importance Of Inflation For Investors?
TL;DR: Inflation has a direct effect on consumer spending, which also affects consumer stocks. Inflation impacts the economy at large, but certain industries like consumer goods and the supply...