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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:

Mortgage Rates Drop From Recent Highs
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. May 27, 2022 After weeks of rising rates, mortgage...

Sellers Rush Before Market Slows
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. May 27, 2022 Home sellers are growing concerned that...

20% of home sellers slashed list price in last 4 weeks: Redfin
A growing number of home sellers are lowering prices, a potential signal of easing housing costs after record-setting growth, according to Redfin. Some of the hottest markets over the past year are...

The worst states for homeowners insurance: Our 2022 analysis
Over the last few months, the cost of living has increased sharply across the U.S. Consumers are paying sky-high prices at the gas pump and the grocery store, and overall housing costs in many U.S....

What to look for in a high-yield checking account
A high-yield checking account can help you earn a high annual percentage yield and provide greater flexibility than a savings account. A high-yield checking account pays a competitive interest rate...

Today’s mortgage & refinance rates, May 27, 2022 | Most rates fall
Average mortgage rates were mostly down compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed and jumbo loans decreased, while rates for adjustable...

Home Sellers In Migration Hot Spots Are Steadily Dropping Asking Prices
am EDT| The housing market is sending clearer signals that the pandemic-driven housing frenzy is coming to an end, according to a new report from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate...

REALTORS® Join Community Effort to Create Linear Park
Photo courtesy of the Blue River Community Foundation Construction of the linear park in Shelby Mills. Local REALTORS® give back to the tune of $11,500 to help transform unused space in...

Mortgage Rates for May 27, 2022: Rates Cool Off
Mortgages Today a couple of notable mortgage rates slid lower, though rates are expected to rise this year. See how that could affect your mortgage payments. A few key mortgage rates declined...

Pending Home Sales Continue Precipitous Drop
Existing sales will wane by 9% this year due to rising mortgage rates. Pending...