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Surprisingly, since the so-called mortgage meltdown of 2008 mortgage fraud has risen exponentially, so much so that the FBI has a dedicated Mortgage Fraud unit within its White Collar Crimes Division. The increase has been attributed to four primary reasons: …

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Experienced real estate agents have significantly higher success rates and sell their listings for an average of $26,000 more than those listed with rookie agents.

Working with Realtors; Why Experience Matters I’ve been a mortgage loan officer since 1998. During that time I have helped literally thousands of families to purchase and finance their homes. During that period I have …

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Most people are unaware of CLUE Reports and how they affect property ownership and protection. CLUE Reports include not only accepted claims, but denied claims and inquiries. They are meant to be a comprehensive record of all loss history on you as an individual and on a property.

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Simply put, if you’re planning a move to the Raleigh – Cary MSA of the Triangle area of North Carolina in 2013 and your housing needs are such that you require a four bedroom home, renting may not be your most economical option today.

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The Escrow Department will likely be the same department that will cash and hold your insurance claims check. Don’t be surprised if your bank/lender actually place a hold on the check for up to five business days due to the protential for fraud given the number of mass losses that have occurred recently.

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If I were to tell you that you will be required by your lender {mortgagee} to give a Death Pledge to buy or refinance your next home would you might think twice and would you want to know more about to whom you were entering into a mortgage agreement with?

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Title insurance is quite possible one of the least understood types of insurance. The simple truth is because when you purchase your dream home you aren’t actually buying a lovely 3 bedroom Ranch or Victorian style home on a cul-de-sac in a quiet Raleigh neighborhood.

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Property Boundaries Fences should not be considered an indication of property boundaries. Legal property boundaries are demarcated by surveyor pins or stakes. These are typically 1/2″ to 3/4″ round iron pipes flush or buried slightly below land surface. Newer …

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