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Wire Fraud Alert

Wire Fraud Alert

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.

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The Sunshine State of Florida is the 3rd most populous in the United States, and home to one of LandCastle Title Group’s most dynamic residential title teams, Wollinka Wikle Title Insurance Agency. Our Florida-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 Florida, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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Mortgage interest rates today March 1, 2021: Rates push higher
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2021 Maryland first-time homebuyer assistance programs
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Mortgage Q & A: Cities are doing just fine, TD Bank executive says
Welcome to the first installment in a weekly series of Q & As that will look at trends in the mortgage and real estate industries. This week, we spoke to Ray Rodriguez, the regional mortgage sales...

2021 New Jersey first-time homebuyer assistance programs
Shopping for your first home is a thrill, but if you’re looking to buy in New Jersey, the cost of real estate can take your breath away. Home prices in Garden State towns like Princeton, Montclair...

9 best long-term investments in March 2021
One of the best ways to secure your financial future is to invest, and one of the best ways to invest is over the long term. With the ups and downs that came during 2020, it may be tempting to cut...

Mortgage rate forecast for March 2021: Mostly higher as the economic clouds clear
Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via A brutal winter is winding down, and spring homebuying season is approaching. How are mortgage rates shaping up for this month? After steep increases...

Bankruptcy Court Holds That First-Time Homebuyer Credit Recapture Obligation Is A Tax
In a recent bankruptcy case, the court considered whether the recapture (repayment) obligation of the first-time homebuyer credit is a “tax” as applied to the non-discharge provisions of the...

RIAA Revenue Numbers Show That Music Fans Turned To Vinyl During The Pandemic
The RIAA released its annual music industry revenue numbers for 2020 last Friday. These numbers, which the RIAA has published every year since the 1970s, are great barometers of the health of the...

The Rate Spike Will Damage The Recovery: Fed Intervention Needed
There was quite a spike in interest rates the last week of February with the 10-Year T-Note spiking from a 1.36% level as of the close on Wednesday to as high as 1.60% intraday with a close of 1.55%...

My Favorite Placemaking Projects
The National Association of REALTORS® Placemaking Grant has been around since 2014 and NAR has provided over $1.4 million in funding to help build pocket parks, community gardens, trails, parklets,...