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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.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news provided courtesy of the news desk.


The Latest Articles From the Newsdesk:

December 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: Fewer Buyers Waiving Appraisal, Inspection Contract Contingencies
The fraction of buyers who are waiving appraisal and inspection contract contingencies has been trending downwards in recent months, according to NAR’s December 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index...

Do student loans affect buying a house?
Student loans can be a major roadblock when pursuing other financial goals, like buying a house. Lenders like to approve borrowers with minimal debt, mostly because taking on a second loan payment...

Promise Homes secures $200M to expand single-family rental portfolio
The Promise Homes Co. secured a $200M debt facility to expand its portfolio of single-family rentals, a significant milestone for a Black-owned firm in the housing market. The deal with investment...

Freddie Mac raises 2022 outlook but expects housing demand to soften
Even though Freddie Mac expects housing demand to ease up in 2022, the government-sponsored latest quarterly forecast predicts $3.27 trillion in mortgage originations this year. This is up from its...

Over 5M Borrowers Missed Refinancing Savings
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 24, 2022 The number of owners who can save by...

New-Home Buyers Taking on Supersized Loans
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 24, 2022 Applications to purchase new homes...

15 Commercial Hot Spots
Florida shone as home to many of the hottest commercial markets in the country in the fourth quarter of 2021. The state boasts nine of the top 15 commercial real estate markets, according to the...

Single Women: Skip the Spouse, Buy the House?
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 24, 2022 A growing number of single women are...

What is a conforming mortgage loan?
Shopping for a mortgage? Now’s the time to familiarize yourself with one of the most popular types of home loans: a conforming loan. It’s the go-to mortgage for borrowers with solid credit and enough...

FOMC meeting: How the Federal Reserve affects mortgage rates
The Federal Reserve does not set mortgage rates, and the central bank’s decisions don’t drive mortgage rates as directly as they do other products, like savings accounts and CD rates. However, key...