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  • Renting a house or apartment poses its own advantages and disadvantages. Although we strongly favor purchasing a home, we also admit that renting sometimes makes more sense depending on your circumstances. Today, we’re going to discuss why you would favor renting vs. buying and some...

  • In New York, a man was sentenced to four and a half to nine years in prison for illegally transferring the titles of seven million-dollar houses from their true owners to himself or a corporation. How was he able to pull this off? Because the...

  • Imagine putting a property up for sale and going to check up on it only to find out that someone has moved in. Furniture and all. It might seem far fetched, but it can happen. So much so that even the clerks of court in...

  • Deed fraud is a form of identity theft that most people have never heard about. It happens when someone steals your identity and then forges your name on the deed. At this point, they may take the deed to your home. While this commonly happens...

  • A man in Washington faces multiple charges for his elaborate scheme to acquire real estate properties fraudulently. The charges include: Up to 30 years in federal prison and a possible $1 million maximum fine if convicted for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. 20-year-maximum sentence and...

  • A real estate deed is a legal document that, when duly signed and delivered, conveys title or a more restrictive interest to specified real estate. Different types of deeds vary according to what the seller of a property (referred to as grantor) can convey, what...

  • Property fraud is the act of selling, renting or mortgaging your home without your consent. Disconcerting, isn’t it? Not only that, it’s totally possible and easier than you might image. According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest-growing white-collar crime in the...

  • Buying a house can be a complicated and intimidating process, especially if you are not very familiar with how it works. If you are thinking of buying a house, you’ll want to know as much as possible about your home’s deed. What is a Property...

  • Are you sure that the house you are renting is actually owned by the people renting it to you? Imagine your surprise if you are watching the evening news and see your landlord being charged for property fraud. As you sit in the house you...