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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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Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties are home to one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Central Valley serves the residential and commercial real estate industry. Our offices are strategically located throughout Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, and include teams that live and work in 4 offices located in: Modesto, Oakdale, Stockton and Lodi.

Our 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 Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, 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 Newsdesk.

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High home prices push Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to back loans of more than $1 million
...as the real estate market has cooled in the face of skyrocketing mortgage rates this year, home prices are still climbing, with prices up 12.21% in the third quarter compared to a year ago, according...

As housing market cools, conforming loan limits to rise for 2023
Malcolm MacGregor/ Even as the housing market cools after a record-breaking run, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that loan limits for mortgages that can be bought by Fannie Mae...

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...option for stemming rising rates, accounted for an 8% share of all mortgage applications for the weekly period ending Nov. 18. First-time homebuyers are also attracted to the products which can...

Housing Market Decline: Home Prices Continued Three-Month Decrease In September
...the third-straight month in September, according to data released Tuesday, after the housing market reported its largest deceleration ever in August. Key Facts Home prices declined by 1.2%...

Home prices drop for third straight month as U.S. market cools
The U.S. housing market pulled back even more in September, with prices slipping 1.2% from a month earlier. It was the third straight decline for the seasonally adjusted measure of prices in...

Real Estate Trends: Are We Headed For Another Housing Market Crash?
...Many industry leaders, including Goldman Sachs, have altered their predictions for the housing market since early Fall 2022. While mortgage rates have dropped over the past several weeks, they...

Bias In Mortgage Lending Still Rampant, Especially For Blacks And Native Americans
...Kareem Saleh, co-founder of FairPlay AI. Researchers analyzed more than 350 million mortgage applications from 1990 to 2021 to determine whether mortgage fairness in the U.S. has changed over...