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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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Dallas-Fort Worth historically known for its cotton and oil industries, is also home to Chicago Title DFW, one of Fidelity National Financial’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. With a strong industrial and financial center, the population of Dallas ranks ninth in the US and fourth in the state of Texas. Our Dallas-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 industry partners 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.

With multiple locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area (and with offices across the nation), Chicago Title DFW provides title insurance, escrow/closing services and related real estate services to homeowners and real estate professionals. Our staff is knowledgeable in handling both your residential and commercial transactions.

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:

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Why some homeowners are avoiding refis, and mortgage rate update
It’s been a fairly quiet week with all eyes on the Fed waiting to see what will happen to interest rates as a result of their upcoming policy meeting. Meanwhile, we take a look at prevailing trends...

5 Popular Homebuilders Gurus Have Constructed Positions In
Summary Despite supply chain issues, housing demand remains strong. These companies are popular among gurus. While supply chain issues and labor shortages persist for the nation’s homebuilders,...

Inventory Boost Not Enough to Satisfy Fall House Hunters
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. October 22, 2021 Homes continue to sell quickly:...

Experts: Rising Rates Won’t Deflate Buyer Demand
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. October 22, 2021 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moved...

Bidding wars decline as the housing market cools: Redfin
The percentage of for-sale properties receiving multiple bids reached a 2021 low in September according to Redfin. It was the fifth consecutive month-to-month decline, reinforcing indicators of a...

Commercial Weekly: Apartment Demand and Rents Likely to Remain Robust in 2022
Apartment demand will likely remain robust and rent growth remain elevated in 2022, given the current rates of absorption, rising mortgage rates in 2022, and the lower level of construction activity...

September 2021 Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back 7% from Prior Month
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this September inclined 7.0% from August 2021. September's existing-home sales reached a 6.29 million...

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, October 21, 2021
Mortgage rates continued to move up for the second straight week. Specifically, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 3.09% from 3.05% the previous week. Meanwhile, rates went up by 10 basis points...

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Learning how to save is one of the most important financial habits to develop. You can use Forbes Advisor’s free savings calculator to determine how your savings can grow. With interest that...

Housing is the economys Energizer bunny: It keeps going and going
New York (CNN Business)The housing market is showing no significant signs of slowing, despite some concerns that prices may be close to peaking as mortgage rates climb. Housing starts in September...