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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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The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates, October 20, 2021: Rates remain low
Mortgage rates moved in different directions this week, according to data compiled by Bankrate. See the table below for a breakdown of how different loan types moved. Rates last updated on October...

Mortgage interest rates for Oct. 20, 2021: Rates recede
Today quite a few major mortgage rates tailed off. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected. A variety of important mortgage rates went down today. While...

What are real estate closing costs and how much will you pay?
Whether you’re buying a new home or refinancing your mortgage, you need to be financially prepared to pay closing costs. These fees typically add up to somewhere between 2 percent and 5 percent of...

What is a money market fund?
Money market funds – also known as money market mutual funds – are a saving and investing option offered by banks, brokerages and mutual fund companies. These funds are considered low-risk...

Zillow Offers Halts iBuying
With a shortage of labor and materials pressing on timelines to renovate and resell homes, Zillow announced it would stop signing new contracts with its iBuying program Zillow Offers for the...

Homeowners Unsure Whether to Sell
Many homeowners are wrestling with the decision on whether to sell or not. After all, home appreciation has skyrocketed over the past year, and the temptation may be stronger than ever. Homeowners...

FHFA: Desktop Appraisals to Become a Permanent Option
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. October 19, 2021 The Federal Housing Finance Agency...

Are Starter Homes a Thing of the Past?
The starter home is often considered a smaller, more affordable house that appeals to first-time buyers. But the surging housing market and home prices are putting more and more out of reach, leaving...

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, October 19, 2021
New home construction fell modestly, 1.6% in September from the prior month, but the year-to-date activity is solidly higher by 17% compared to 2020 and by 23% compared to the pre-pandemic year of...

Buyer urgency wanes in September housing market
Housing market velocity slowed in line with typical seasonality as summer turned to fall, but it still remains strong, according to Zillow. While the inventory of for-sale homes trailed year-ago...