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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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The Hoosier State is the 16th most populous state in the U.S., and home to one of Chicago Title’s most dynamic residential title teams. Our offices are strategically located throughout this charming Great Lakes region, and include teams that live and work in: Avon, Carmel, Greenwood, Indianapolis Castleton, Indianapolis Downtown, Indianapolis North, Mooresville and Noblesivlle respectively.

Our Indiana-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 realtors, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Indiana, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep Indiana's economy strong.

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Oct 27, 2021

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Compare today’s mortgage and refinance rates, October 27, 2021: Majority of rates rise
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Mortgage applications among seniors more likely to be rejected
Mortgage applications among those 65 and older are denied at higher rates than younger groups, and increasing debt is driving the trend, according to researchers at the Urban Institute. Regardless...

Case-Shiller Report Suggests Growth in Housing Prices Might Be Decelerating
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R.D. Olson Kicks Off Los Angeles Affordable Projects
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APR vs. interest rate: What’s the difference?
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How big mortgage lenders hope to clear the appraisal logjam
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What is a conventional loan?
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What is a bond ETF and is it a good investment?
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