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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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Michigan is the ninth most populous state in the U.S., and home to one of Chicago Title’s most dynamic residential title teams. Our offices are strategically located throughout The Great Lake State, and include teams that live and work in: Grand Rapids, Rockford, Holland, Cascade, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, New Buffalo, South Haven, Niles, Dowagiac, Paw Paw and Calhoun County, respectively.

Our Michigan-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 attorneys that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Michigan, 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 FNF Newsdesk.

The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

FHFA leader’s exit fuels speculation, lobbying on stock agreement
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Mortgage company’s workaround lets desperate buyers make all-cash bids
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Current mortgage rate for June 24, 2021: Rates cool off
Today quite a few important mortgage rates decreased. If you're shopping for a home loan, see what that means for you. A variety of major mortgage rates sunk lower today. While 15-year fixed...

Why Inflation Concerns Will Drive Money Into Property Investment
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Serious delinquencies fall slowly as foreclosure ban decision looms
The number of mortgages that would normally be on the verge of foreclosure dropped another notch in May, but it remains relatively high, and that could factor into federal officials’ decisions...

More Homebuyers Making 20% Down Payments and Waiving Appraisal and Inspection Contract Contingencies
Homebuyers who make a 20% down payment and waive appraisal and inspection contingencies are on the rise, based on the May 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Survey which reports monthly...

4 Things That Could Happen if Student Loans Aren’t Paused Again
You should expect these 4 things to happen if your student loans don’t get paused again. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loans . Student Loans In a letter to...

Calabria's ouster at FHFA sets stage for Biden to remake housing policy
WASHINGTON—As the Biden administration grapples with soaring home prices and declining rates of minority homeownership, the Supreme Court handed it a lifeline: the ability to fire Federal Housing...

NAR, Food Recovery Network Partner Up to Combat Hunger
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . June 23,...

Study: Longer Home Tenure Means 17K Fewer Sales
Americans are staying put in their homes longer, contributing to the limited number of homes for sale. First American has put a number on the likely size of the loss for the current housing market:...