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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, Trident Title. Trident Title provides cutting edge title insurance and settlement services throughout the state of Florida for any type of real estate transaction. Our team of experts offers an unparalleled level of knowledge and understanding of the industry. Our cutting edge technology allows us to be more consumer focused and ensures the security of non-public, private information.

We don’t just clear title and coordinate closings, supporting our clients and providing the best solutions in the most cost effective way is the foundation we build upon. As an Agency in the Florida Agency Network (FAN), we have joined forces and taken on the responsibility of providing and teaching our clients how to use the latest technology and tools to their advantage.

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

The Latest Articles From the Newsdesk:

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased 1.1 Percent in the First Quarter of 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2021) - The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by $44.6 billion (1.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

Today’s Mortgage Rates: June 15, 2021—Mortgage Rates Jump Up
For anyone in the market to buy or refinance a home, it’s a good time to lock in a low rate. Mortgage rates rose today, but rates overall are at historical lows. As of today, the average rate on a...

Here are mortgage rates for June 15, 2021: Touchstone rate eases
Today, mortgage rates were varied, but one benchmark rate slumped. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a mortgage. While a closely followed mortgage rate fell, today rates...

11 Predictions For Innovation In Commercial Real Estate
The impact of Covid-19 has greatly been felt across the commercial real estate industry. Many businesses had to shut down, while others moved to working remotely. Few new businesses opened due to the...

Tips For Pivoting Your Business And Coming Back From The Pandemic
Gianni Cortes is an experienced construction executive and owner of  Cortes Construction, Inc.  in Florida working nationwide. Pivoting a business can be a fearful, uncertain and costly action...

Current National Mortgage & Refinance Rates, June 15, 2021 | Rates remain low
Mortgage interest rates were mixed this week. Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of how different loan terms moved. Rates accurate as of June 15, 2021. These rates are marketplace averages...

A Lesson In Lumber Shortages, Buyer Preferences And Supply And Demand
Joanna is CEO of  Quartz Properties , a residential real estate development firm working to make the home buying process simple and enjoyable. The effects of the pandemic have changed every...

This 3 Fund Portfolio Pays $2,450 Per Month On A $300K Investment
Let’s say you want to generate a middle-class wage using only dividends, but you’ve only got $300,000 to invest. Can it be done? It certainly can—and it’s easy to do with just three funds you can...

The Intense Home Sales Market Appears to Be Slowing
While the market may be decelerating, sales are up 29% from 2020. The housing market may be finally...

What is a grant deed?
A deed documents the ownership of a property and identifies the seller and buyer when selling, buying or transferring a home. The seller is known as the grantor and the buyer is known as the grantee....