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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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Tulare County, California is home to one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Tulare serves the residential and commercial real estate industry. Our offices are strategically located throughout Tulare County, and include teams that live and work in 4 offices located in: Hanford, Porterville, Tulare, and Visalia respectively.

Our team of professionals 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 Tulare Countiy, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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 Newsdesk:

Single Buyers Face Hurdles as Starter Homes Dwindle
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Wells Fargo backs mortgage startup Maxwell
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Democrats’ New Housing Policy: Vilify Private Equity And Recycle Failed Ideas
Last week I testified before the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing titled How Private Equity Landlords are Changing the Housing Market. As I argue in my testimony, it is extremely difficult to...

The impact of hurricane season on mortgages and the wider economy
A submerged street sign on a flooded street after Hurricane Ida in Laplace, Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The electric utility that serves New Orleans has restored power to a small...

U.S. new-home sales top forecast with best pace since March
Sales of new U.S. homes increased in September to the highest level in six months, underscoring solid underlying demand. Purchases of new single-family homes increased 14% to an 800,000 annualized...

Current National Mortgage Rates: October 25, 2021—Mortgage Rates Hold Steady
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JV Buys $213M Master-Planned Community
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Current mortgage interest rates on Oct. 26, 2021: Rates push higher
Today a handful of notable mortgage rates crept higher. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected. A few important mortgage rates went higher today. The...

Today’s refinance rates trend higher | October 26, 2021
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Mortgage and refinance rates today, October 26, 2021 – Majority of rates rise
National mortgage rates were mostly up compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed and jumbo loans increased, while 5/1 ARM rates...