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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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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:

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U.S. sales of new homes unexpectedly rise in a break from downturn
...representing a break in an otherwise rapid descent this year for a housing market still at risk of further deterioration as mortgage rates climb. Purchases of new single-family homes increased...

Housing Market Volatility Flashes ‘Early Signs’ Of Recession As New Home Sales Unexpectedly Surge
...Click on the conversation bubble to join the conversation Got it! Topline New home sales unexpectedly surged much more than economists projected in August even though same-day data showed...

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...may help the homeowner avoid some embarrassment and some costs associated with foreclosures. It is also possible that the homeowner’s credit will be less impacted compared to a full foreclosure...

Buyer’s market vs. seller’s market: What’s the difference?
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Calabria is wrong on GSE support of single-family rentals
...incomplete understanding of the role single-family rental homes play in today's housing market. Much of the data Calabria cites in suggesting investors are somehow contributing to a "spiraling...

What are Native American-owned banks and how to support them?
...Alaskan Native. The latest available data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) shows that Native Americans are the most likely to be unbanked — having no bank account — of all racial...