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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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Local Real Estate Trends

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The Golden State of California is the most populous and third largest state in the United States. It is home to over 39 million residents, with the two major cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, and eight metropolitan areas, this region stretches from San Luis Obispo County to the U.S.-Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada-Arizona border. A major hub for entertainment, big business and tourism, California features some of the most highly coveted coastal homes and dynamic properties in the world.

California is also home to Chicago Title Ventura, one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Ventura serves the residential and commercial real estate industry in California. Our offices are strategically located throughout Ventura County, and includes teams that live and work in 4 offices located in: Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Oxnard and Westlake Village. Our California-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.

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 FNF Newsdesk:

MBA Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 8.5% to Record $1.54 Trillion in 2021 Oct 21, 2020
) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that purchase originations are expected to grow 8.5% to a new record of $1.54 trillion in 2021. After a substantial 70.9% jump in activity...

Mortgage applications dip, but low rates keep buyer demand strong
Mortgage applications decreased 0.6% from one week earlier, although a slight drop in purchase volume belied the fact that consumers are taking advantage of the current rate environment, according to...

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Oct 21, 2020
) -  Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October...

Cuomo Extends New York Eviction Ban—Again
New York governor Andrew Cuomo extended the ban on Covid-related commercial evictions and foreclosures on Tuesday. Landlords are now prevented from attempting to oust commercial tenants through...

30-Year Mortgage Rates for October 21, 2020 | Rates move upward
Bankrate follows a strict editorial policy, so you can trust that we’re putting your interests first. Our award-winning editors and reporters create honest and accurate content to help you make the...

Current Mortgage Rates, October 21, 2020 | Rates move higher
Multiple key mortgage rates climbed today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both cruised higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, dropped....

Millions Of Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfires, But It's Rarely Disclosed
Jennifer Montano watches her two kids' faces as they quietly clamber out of the car in their driveway in Vacaville, Calif. It's been a week since the children were last home, but where their house...

Will the Return of iBuyers Be a Challenge for You?
Key takeaways: iBuyers are companies that make instant cash offers online to sellers who want a quick sale. iBuyers, like real estate brokerages, are looking to diversify their offerings by adding...

More People Saving For Emergencies As Use Of Mobile Banking Soars
More people are saving for emergencies and other unexpected expenses as the use of mobile banking soars, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) revealed in a report on the ways Americans...

Think Small: Timely Picks To Capture The Reawakening Of Small-Cap Growth Stocks
The Russell 2000 U.S. small-cap index recently broke above its early September peak and now sits only roughly 5% from January 2020, pre-COVID highs. Small-cap growth stocks, which have led the...