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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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Our team 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 Northern Illinois, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

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Single Women Concerned About Ability to Buy a Home
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Coinbase Reverses Its 2018 Testimony To Congress, Argues For One Crypto Regulator
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Is This A Good Time To Get A Reverse Mortgage?
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Fannie, Freddie boost 2022 outlooks despite likely rate rise
Economists at the government-sponsored enterprises diverge on their year-over-year forecasts for industry volume, with Fannie Mae predicting a slight decrease, but Freddie Mac looking at increased...

Home listings decreased in September, causing a drop in sales
Both new listings and overall housing supply tumbled in September, which took a toll on sales. Newly listed homes declined 2.3% from August and 9% year-over-year while total for-sale properties...

Today’s mortgage & refinance rates, October 15, 2021 | Rates rise
Mortgage interest rates edged higher for all types of loans compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans moved...

Is now a good time to sell your home?
Fall and winter are not traditionally prime time to list your property for sale, but this sweater season may prove to be an exception. Toni Weigel, who recently listed her home in Pleasant Hill,...

Current mortgage rate for Oct. 15, 2021: Rates go up
Today a few important mortgage rates climbed. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a mortgage. A few notable mortgage rates inched upward today. The average interest rates for...

Buying a house from across the country comes with a unique set of challenges
Tamara E. Holmes and Andrea Kramar Buying a house at any time can be stressful. But when relocating from one part of the country to another in a competitive seller’s market, the process poses even...