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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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New York is home to one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams, Chicago Title Northern New York. Chicago Title New York serves the residential and commercial real estate industry in the New York area.

Our team works 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 New York, 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 Newsdesk.

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Current mortgage interest rates on Dec. 2, 2021: Rates slip
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Today’s refi rates move up | December 2, 2021
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Today’s national mortgage & refinance rates, December 2nd, 2021: Majority of rates rise
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Housing Inventory Plunges To A Record Low In November
Shopping for a new home in late November most likely gave frustrated buyers little to be thankful for as demand for homes continued to outpace supply. The number of homes for sale hit an all-time...

Latest mortgage news: Virus news pushes rates down this week
Mortgage rates fell this week, a reflection of fears about the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. The average rate on 30-year mortgages dipped to 3.2 percent from 3.24 percent last week,...

Best 4-year CD rates — December 2021
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Best 2-year CD rates — December 2021
A two-year CD can be a useful financial tool for those looking to secure a higher interest rate on their savings without committing to locking up their money long term. It may also pay a higher rate...

Best jumbo CD rates — December 2021
The more money you have saved, the more options you generally have for earning a higher interest rate. Those with $100,000 or more may want to consider depositing their money into a jumbo CD that is...

Capital One eliminates overdraft fees
Capital One bank will no longer charge overdraft fees in a change that is expected to cost the bank an estimated $150 million in annual revenue. The bank made the announcement Wednesday at about the...