How fraudsters target mortgage lenders

How fraudsters target mortgage lenders

As more and more business happens through the internet, cyber threats have become a common concern for most. It is predicted that a new cyber attack happens every 11 seconds. Mortgage lenders are often targets of hackers because of the high-value transactions taking...

2 signs the US isn’t in a housing bubble

2 signs the US isn’t in a housing bubble

The housing market has been crazy this year with home prices reaching historic highs. People watching the market are considering the likelihood of another housing crash. "The housing market is showing signs of froth, no doubt, "Ali Wolf, the chief economist for Zonda,...

CLOSING TIME: 5 STEPS EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD EXPECT

CLOSING TIME: 5 STEPS EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD EXPECT

Your long home-buying journey is almost over. You found the home you love, the seller agreed to your offer and now it's time for closing. Of course, there's a lot to think about right now, and the last thing you want is something to go wrong. So make sure you work...

HOW TITLE INSURANCE PROTECTS ALL HOMEBUYERS 

HOW TITLE INSURANCE PROTECTS ALL HOMEBUYERS 

HOW TITLE INSURANCE PROTECTS ALL HOMEBUYERS  Whether you're purchasing a new or existing home, or refinancing, title insurance protects you against any problems affecting the title to your home.  The Basics There are two types of title insurance: the owner's policy...

WHY 20% OF HOMEBUYERS MAY NOT SLEEP TONIGHT

WHY 20% OF HOMEBUYERS MAY NOT SLEEP TONIGHT

Each year, approximately 20% of homebuyers fail to protect themselves by not getting owner's title insurance. Unfortunately, this leaves them exposed to serious financial risk-causing endless worry and regret.  If you're thinking of buying a home, here's what you need...

ALTA Discusses Wire Fraud on AARP Perfect Scam Podcast

ALTA Discusses Wire Fraud on AARP Perfect Scam Podcast

Every year mortgage closing scams cost homebuyers millions of dollars and, tragically, sometimes even their homes. These scams aren’t new, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a rise in this type of fraud. AARP talked with a recent homebuyer who moved back to...

6 Steps to Closing

6 Steps to Closing

6 Steps to Closing Once you’ve found your perfect home and your offer has been accepted, it’s time to close on your home. Many people think signing a contract on a house is the beginning of the end of the home-buying process; however, this is not necessarily true. The...

FRAUD AWARENESS VIDEO FROM ALTA