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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, Masterpiece Title. Our Florida-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 industry partners that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Florida, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, October 1, 2020
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Closing delays due to hurricane: How to keep things on track
Home closings often proceed smoothly, on time and without surprises. But there are occasions when a closing may need to be delayed, including when a hurricane or other serious storm, or an unexpected...

Mortgage rates remain under 3% despite positive economic news
Mortgage rates fell back toward their all-time low this week, increasing purchasing power for homebuyers. But the lack of homes for sale drives up prices and reduces affordability, according to...

7 steps to take to finish 2020 financially strong
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a wild ride for nearly every American. Not only have we been dealing with a global pandemic, but also unprecedented job losses and wild price swings in financial...

Best 3-year CD rates — October 2020
The longer the CD term, the higher the yield. Generally, that’s how CDs work. But sometimes a five-year CD is too long of a term. In those cases, a three-year CD might be a happy medium between the...

Best 4-year CD rates — October 2020
The top 4-year CDs have something in common. They offer savers a higher yield than savings accounts and money market accounts. Combine that with a guaranteed rate of return and safety (when you...

Best 5-year CD rates — October 2020
A certificate of deposit , or CD, is an account that allows you to stash away some cash and earn fixed interest on it for a set period of time. A 5-year CD can get you one of the highest savings...

Second home vs. investment property: Different mortgage rates and requirements
If you’ve been comparing mortgage rates for the purchase of a second home or an investment property , you’re already on a promising path: You’ll either have a place to go for vacations, or you’ll...

Best 9-month CD rates — October 2020
Savings goals can be challenging. And having easy access to funds in a money market or savings account probably doesn’t help. If you struggle to keep your hands off your savings, a 9-month CD may...

Best 3-month CD rates — October 2020
Today’s top widely available 3-month CD pays 0.50 percent APY. A 3-month CD could be a great place to invest for short-term financial obligations, like establishing a rainy day fund you can...