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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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Montana is home to one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Montana serves the residential and commercial real estate industry. Our offices are strategically located throughout Montana, and includes teams that live and work in the area.

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 Montana, 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.

The Latest Articles From the Newsdesk:

Mortgage and real estate news this week: A break for homebuyers and higher loan limits in the new year
DreamPictures/ Homebuyers might get a much-needed breather in December as mortgage rates stay relatively quiet, some experts predict. In other news, the government again bumped up the bar on...

Mortgage rate deals for week ending Dec. 3, 2022: Top offers from lenders
...was 5.57 percent, down 44 basis points from the previous week. Mortgage rates are higher than they were a year ago or six months ago, so it remains important to shop around if you want to find...

Home sellers are pulling properties off the market at record pace
...frenzy that prompted bidding wars and drove home prices to record highs, demand has slumped as mortgage rates have soared this year. Although borrowing costs have dipped slightly in recent weeks...

Of course we're worried about a recession — but the US economy remains resilient
...likely have to dip into more of their savings. And while the housing market may be cooling, it’s not crashing. After a very strong 2021, the sector is “readjusting, recalibrating,” Bess Freedman...

5 Reasons to Use Home Equity - CNET
...can decline: While home prices soared over the past two years, the housing market is slowing in response to and inflation. You can end up when what you owe on your home ends up being greater...

Achieve closes rare HELOC securitization
...HELOCs in a junior lien position reduce consumers' home equity and the housing market is cooling, there's some wariness about highly leveraged borrowers in the sector. Achieve Loans originated...

How to sell a house by owner
...without a Realtor typically leads to a lower sale price, according to NAR data. The median sale price of a FSBO home was $225,000 in 2022, a whopping $120,000 less than the median of $345,000...

Best places to live methodology
...cadence: quarterly Average income Median home-sale price Source: Redfin Data Center, Monthly Housing Market Data What it means: Median home-sale price in an area Location specificity: city...

Mortgage jobs drop to a two-year low
...said."A weakening job market will eventually be a negative for the housing market, as it will reduce demand," Fratantoni said. "However, reaching the Federal Reserve's goal of reducing inflation...

Best bank account bonuses for December 2022
...balances of more than $250,000 at a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) bank, make sure you’re within FDIC limits and guidelines. Citibank is based in New York. In Bankrate’s review of Citibank...