Featured Story

Wire Fraud Alert

Wire Fraud Alert image


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.

>> Learn how to be WireSafe

Local Real Estate Trends

Discover What's New and Interesting in Our Backyard
Local CRE Trends

The Golden State of California is the most populous and third largest state in the United States. It is home to over 39 million residents, with the two major cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, and eight metropolitan areas, this region stretches from San Luis Obispo County to the U.S.-Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada-Arizona border. A major hub for entertainment, big business and tourism, California features some of the most highly coveted coastal homes and dynamic properties in the world.

California is also home to Chicago Title San Diego, one of Fidelity National Title Group's most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title San Diego serves the residential real estate industry in California. Our offices are strategically located throughout San Diego County, and includes teams that live and work in 7 offices located in: San Diego and La Jolla. Our California-based professionals work 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.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news provided courtesy of the news desk.

The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

Mortgage rate deals for week ending Dec. 4, 2021: Top offers from lenders
The mortgage offers marketed on grew more generous in the past week. The average rate on mortgages clicked on by Bankrate readers Thursday fell to 2.53 percent from 2.69 percent the...

Mortgage and real estate news this week: New conforming loan limits and where rates are headed
December tends to be a pretty quiet time in the real estate world, and all eyes are on what the mortgage market will do in the new year. Here’s what you need to know this week during this...

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Extension
Congress cleared a short-term funding extension Thursday night, avoiding a government shutdown slated to begin this weekend. The measure keeps spending at current levels through Feb. 18 and extends...

You Offer an Essential Service
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. December 3, 2021 Writing on Medium this week, Brian...

Mortgage Rates Remain Stable—For Now
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. December 3, 2021 Mortgage rates held steady this week...

Best no-penalty CD rates for December 2021
Most CDs have one characteristic that consumers don’t like: penalties for early withdrawals. No-penalty CDs, however, are an exception. These certificates of deposit may provide a higher fixed yield...

Best jumbo money market rates for December 2021
Jumbo money market accounts are worth considering if you have at least $100,000 in cash that you wish to keep liquid and want to earn a competitive rate. What is a jumbo money market account? Like...

Best 10-year CD rates — December 2021
Compared to savings accounts and short-term time deposits, 10-year CDs offer more competitive interest rates. They’re also virtually risk-free and guarantee a specific rate of return. But given the...

Home price growth headed for gradual correction
Slowing home price appreciation is not an indication that the U.S. housing market is facing a bubble that will burst as it had during the financial crisis of the late 2000s, a Standard & Poor report...

Nonbank mortgage jobs start to flatline as firms report layoffs
The employment estimates for nondepository lenders show a flattening trend through October as news of job cuts at individual companies made headlines this week. Nonbank mortgage payroll estimates...