What measures to take to avoid residential mortgage fraud?


Recommended measures to avoid residential mortgage fraud are to educate yourself about loan procedures and most popular mortgage frauds.

Residential mortgage fraud types:

  • Equity skimming
  • Property flipping
  • Inflated house valuation
  • Straw buyers
  • Identity theft
  • Mortgage rescue
  • Fictitious loans

Recommended measures to avoid residential mortgage fraud:

  • Regularly obtain and examine your credit report for possible identity theft money withdrawal.
  • Never sign residential mortgage loan documents with blanks on them.
  • Make sure you are well aware of your mortgage terms. Use real estate attorney services if you are not completely sure what you are doing.
  • Examine title history of the property to avoid properties with inflated value.
  • Only approach legitimate and reputable lenders for a loan.
  • Do not yield to high pressure and walk off if the broker is forcing you to sign papers quickly.
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