How to Detect and Avoid Phishing Emails

December 30, 2021Homeowner Blog, Realtor Blog

Phishing e-mails, constituting one of the most common ways of cyber fraud, have been at the forefront of the concerns of security professionals for several years, for instigating ransomware infections….

Scammers are Using Wire Fraud to Divert Your Mortgage Closing Costs

October 15, 2021Homeowner Blog, Realtor Blog

One of life’s most memorable and important moments can be the closing of a home mortgage. This is the final stage of a very lengthy – and sometimes stressful –…

Protect Your Email Account with 2-step Verification

September 01, 2021Homeowner Blog, Realtor Blog

Adding 2-step verification as a security feature is essential to prevent your email account from being compromised.  Most email cyber-attacks happen because a cyber-criminal has access to your email account. …

Steps to Avoid Mortgage Wire Fraud

July 01, 2021Homeowner Blog, Realtor Blog

Take precautions early in the mortgage process that might help you avoid becoming a victim of mortgage wire fraud. Here are six steps to follow: Gather names and numbers from…

Annual Mortgage Review

January 29, 2021Homeowner Blog

Getting a mortgage means you’ve committed a major investment of your time and energy, not to mention cash, before closing and being handed the keys to your new home. Afterwards,…

7 Reasons to Consider a Cash-Out Refinance

November 19, 2020Homeowner Blog

If you’ve got substantial equity in your home and need cash for home improvements, debt consolidation or unexpected expenses, a cash-out refinance may be the way to pay for it….