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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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Wisconsin, also known as "America's Dairyland" is located in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is the 23rd largest state by area and the 20th most populous in the U.S. It is also headquarters to one of Chicago Title's most dynamic real estate teams. Our offices are strategically located throughout this scenic state, and include teams that live and work: Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Waukesha, respectively.

Our Wisconsin-based team of professionals 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 Wisconsin, 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 news desk.


The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

Home renovation loans are on trend as refinances dwindle
The pandemic created conditions that led many to seek out home renovations, and as refinances dry up and purchase loans are harder to come by, lenders are leaning into the trend. While renovation...

Today’s refi rates move lower | November 26, 2021
Senior mortgage reporter Jeff Ostrowski covers mortgages and the housing market. Before joining Bankrate in 2020, he wrote about real estate and the economy for the Palm Beach Post and the South...

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates, November 26th, 2021 | Rates still low
Mortgage rates moved in different directions this week, according to data compiled by Bankrate. See the table below for a detailed breakdown of how each loan term moved. Rates as of November 26,...

Current mortgage interest rates on Nov. 26, 2021: Rates recede
Today a couple of major mortgage rates declined. If you're in the market for a mortgage, see how your finances could be affected. A variety of major mortgage rates slumped today. The average...

Half of this 36-hole complex just outside New York City is being lost to housing
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – A planning board hearing on a proposal to build 174 single-family homes on half of the Royce Brook Golf Course complex is scheduled for Dec. 2. Toll Brothers, a national...

Mortgage interest rates as of Nov. 25, 2021: Rates trailed off
Today a couple of important mortgage rates tailed off. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see how your future mortgage payments could be affected. A handful of important mortgage rates moved down...

October 2021 Existing-Home Sales Rise Modestly
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this October inclined 0.8% from September 2021. October's existing-home sales reached a 6.34 million seasonally...

Home Prices Hit Record High, Giving Sellers Much To Be Thankful For
Home prices hit an all-time high of $359,975 in the four-week period ending November 21, according to a new report from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. This was up 14% year over...

Real Estate NFTs: How It Began
June 9th: I am in a hotel room in NYC: I am nervously  staring at the screen of my small, rose gold colored computer. Thankfully, the WiFi is working well, − which is always an unknown at a hotel. In...

Mortgage payment amount increases outpaced rent hikes in October
The average amount of rent paid in the United States during October experienced its largest 12-month jump in at least two years but outside of some hot metropolitan areas, the median mortgage payment...