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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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Kern County California is home to one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title San Kern serves the residential and commercial real estate industry. Our offices are strategically located throughout Kern County, 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 Kern County, 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:

Higher Prices Daunting to First-Time Buyers
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. September 27, 2021 The share of first-time buyers...

Top 10 Commercial Office Markets for 2021
The commercial market is starting to rebound. Since the second quarter of 2020, vacancy rates have fallen for apartments and multifamily units, industrial, and retail properties, the National...

20% Hike on New-Home Prices
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. September 27, 2021 New-home sales rose in August, even...

Smaller Cities Dominate August Housing Markets
Smaller cities continue to dominate the list of the top-performing housing markets from this summer. Burlington, N.C., ranked number one on the hot housing market list in August, according to...

Mortgage forbearance fell below 3% for the first time since March 2020
Despite a jump in the government loan sector, the overall weekly forbearance rate fell 4 basis points, returning it to a level not seen since the start of the pandemic, according to the Mortgage...

Affordable Housing Drives The Bronx And Northern Manhattan’s Investment Sales Market
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Traditionally, Northern Manhattan and the Bronx have been led by the multifamily asset class.  The market for development site sales also...

Berliners vote to expropriate big landlords in non-binding referendum
Around 56% cast a ballot in favor of the non-binding initiative, compared to 39% against, Berlin government said following Sunday's vote, which was held alongside elections for the city government...

Mortgage rates on Sept. 27, 2021: Rates move higher
Today a few major mortgage rates crept higher. If you haven't locked yet, see how that could affect you. A number of important mortgage rates increased today. 15-year fixed and 30-year fixed...

How Light Affects The 2022 Colors Of The Year
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The 2022 paint colors of the year trend towards tranquil, neutral, organic and green. Gone are the intense, saturated hues of the past, and gray,...

NAR Identifies America's Top 10 Commercial Office Markets of 2021
NEW YORK (September 27, 2021) – The National Association of Realtors® identified the top 10 commercial office markets as of the third quarter of 2021 in its monthly Commercial Market Insights report...