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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.

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Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, is home to extraordinary landscapes and historic locations, offering limitless destinations to discover. Arizona is the 6th largest and the 14th most populous state in the U.S. Maricopa county, is headquarters to Chicago Title Agency Maricopa, one of Fidelity National Financial’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Agency Maricopa serves the residential and commercial real estate industry in Arizona.

Our Arizona-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 realtors, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Arizona, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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The Latest Articles From the Newsdesk:

Mortgage forbearance fell below 3% for the first time since March 2020
Despite a jump in the government loan sector, the overall weekly forbearance rate fell 4 basis points, returning it to a level not seen since the start of the pandemic, according to the Mortgage...

Affordable Housing Drives The Bronx And Northern Manhattan’s Investment Sales Market
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Traditionally, Northern Manhattan and the Bronx have been led by the multifamily asset class.  The market for development site sales also...

Berliners vote to expropriate big landlords in non-binding referendum
Around 56% cast a ballot in favor of the non-binding initiative, compared to 39% against, Berlin government said following Sunday's vote, which was held alongside elections for the city government...

Mortgage rates on Sept. 27, 2021: Rates move higher
Today a few major mortgage rates crept higher. If you haven't locked yet, see how that could affect you. A number of important mortgage rates increased today. 15-year fixed and 30-year fixed...

How Light Affects The 2022 Colors Of The Year
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The 2022 paint colors of the year trend towards tranquil, neutral, organic and green. Gone are the intense, saturated hues of the past, and gray,...

NAR Identifies America's Top 10 Commercial Office Markets of 2021
NEW YORK (September 27, 2021) – The National Association of Realtors® identified the top 10 commercial office markets as of the third quarter of 2021 in its monthly Commercial Market Insights report...

Rating Agencies Should Rate Foreclosure Timelines
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Wall Street turns real estate mortgages into commercial mortgage-backed securities, those securities must first be given a rating. To do...

Fintech Stocks Continue To Lag The Market. Time To Buy?
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Our theme of Fintech Stocks - which includes digital payments and lending players, card networks, and insurance technology players - remains down...

Today’s refi rates move up – September 27, 2021
Senior mortgage reporter Jeff Ostrowski covers mortgages and the housing market. Before joining Bankrate in 2020, he wrote about real estate and the economy for the Palm Beach Post and the South...

Current national mortgage and refinance rates, September 27th, 2021 | Majority of rates rise
Mortgage interest rates were mostly higher 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...