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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:

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, January 27, 2022
"Mortgage rates didn't change much this week after moving upwards for the last 5 straight weeks. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 3.55% from 3.56% the previous week. In the meantime, the...

Instant Reaction: Economy Expands at Stronger Pace of 6.9% in Fourth Quarter of 2021
The economy (gross domestic production) expanded at a stronger annualized1 pace of 6.9% in the fourth quarter. Today's GDP number is a crucial indicator that shows the economy is on a path towards...

Mortgage surprise: Jumbo rates suddenly are much cheaper
In the latest quirk of the pandemic mortgage market, rates for jumbo loans have fallen sharply below those for conforming loans. The average rate on a 30-year jumbo loan was just 3.44 percent in...

Choosing between an ARM versus a fixed-rate mortgage
When you get a mortgage, there are many loan features to consider. One of the key decisions is whether to go with a fixed- or adjustable-rate loan. Each has benefits and drawbacks, and your decision...

How to save for a house while renting
For many renters, saving up for a down payment on a home is a challenge. For some, it’s hard enough just paying rent. According to Apartment Guide, the average one-bedroom rent is $1,680 — just a...

How the Fed’s plans for its portfolio could affect mortgages
In addition to signaling the strong possibility of an imminent boost in the federal-funds rate target, monetary policy officials have introduced a long-term goal with other implications for...

The Streak Continues: Rental Market Hits 6 Straight Months Of Double-Digit Growth
New data shows national rents grew five times faster in 2021 than in 2020, on average, according to’s December rental report. In December, rents notched the sixth straight month of...

Rate Hikes Loom as Fed Announces Increases in March
In an effort to tame inflation, the Federal Reserve announced it soon will need to raise its benchmark interest rate—the first time in more than three years. That likely will put pressure on mortgage...

Home Seller Profits Averaged $94K in 2021
Home sellers in 2021 may have been a little shocked at the profit they made selling their homes. A report shows that home sellers nationwide realized a profit of $94,092 on a typical sale in 2021, up...

Rental Market’s ‘Wild Ride’ Likely to Continue
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. January 27, 2022 Rent prices have been surging from...