Protect Your Money From Wire Fraud Schemes (Video)

by: tim_eckert

May 15, 2018 / Categories: Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor, Residential

Buying and selling a home is an exciting time, but there can be pitfalls for unsuspecting consumers. This video courtesy of the American Land Title Association aims to help homeowners and sellers to be aware that criminals are using wire fraud schemes to steal money meant for home purchases or the proceeds from the sale of the property. Watch this video for four tips to

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Protect Yourself by Knowing How to Identify Valid and Suspicious Email

by: tim_eckert

May 14, 2018 / Categories: Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud

While companies may have spam filters and antivirus software, spam and phishing emails can still slip through employee inboxes. Email recipients are the most critical element in preventing an attack. Here are some tips on how to identify the authenticity of a questionable email. Incorrect Grammar/Spelling/Text Body Many phishing emails contain misspellings. Some of these messages have been poorly translated from other languages. Additionally, you

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What is a 1031 Exchange?

by: tim_eckert

May 09, 2018 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Realtor, Residential

Overview When you sell an investment or income-producing property, you will be required to pay capital gains taxes on that sale. (The current capital gains rate is either 15 or 20 percent.) If you would like to use the proceeds from the sale to invest in replacement properties, you’ll find that the tax debt has reduced your buying power. In this situation, you should consider

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May 2018 News Brief

by: tim_eckert

May 07, 2018 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Residential

              The Landmark Abstract News Brief is a roundup of noteworthy articles from both the residential and commercial title business. The May News Brief contains articles on blockchain and title insurance, the effect of social media on millennials shopping for houses, a spring 2018 commercial real estate forecast and much more! News Brief – May 2018