How to Thoroughly Investigate a Property in 15 Minutes or Less

How to Thoroughly Investigate a Property in 15 Minutes or Less

Your Go-To Guide for Using Property Data for Background Checks, Real Estate Fraud Investigations, and More When you need to conduct a property investigation, time is of the essence. You want as much information about a property as possible, as quickly as possible. And the data must be accurate. With…

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Deals Financed Using Syndicated Mortgages? You’ll Want to Read This

Deals Financed Using Syndicated Mortgages? You’ll Want to Read This

Have you been working with real estate deals financed using syndicated mortgages? If so, it may be time to re-evaluate. Syndicated mortgages are investments where a developer finds several private lenders to invest money in a property, instead of getting a loan through a bank. Syndicated mortgages have been linked…

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How to Spot Straw Buyers in Real Estate Fraud Scenarios

Straw buyers in real estate represent a common form of fraud where someone convinces someone else with good credit to act as a “straw buyer”. These are often very hard to spot. Lenders, brokers, and real estate professionals of all kinds have been fooled, primarily because straw buyers work very…

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Real Estate Fraud – Shady Appraisals and How to Spot them

Real estate fraud is something every real estate professional wants to avoid; no one wants to get caught in the middle of a scam. Take the first step in avoiding fraud and educate yourself to spot the different types of fraud, and learn how to use the right technology to…

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Property Sales History Key to Identifying Potential Real Estate Fraud

Property Sales History Key to Identifying Potential Real Estate Fraud

Real estate fraud costs the industry more and more each year. A recent article in the Globe and Mail revealed that Equifax found that the number of mortgage applications flagged as potentially fraudulent has risen 52% since 2013 in Canada – that’s a major concern for all real estate sales…

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How to Perform Your Own Real Estate Fraud Check

Fraud happens every day in the real estate industry and the last thing that you want is to find your name intertwined into one of these transactions. In this blog we will review some common forms of real estate fraud and how you can stop and deal with it, should…

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Prevent Real Estate Fraud by Drilling 3 Layers Deep

Real estate fraud is real and impacts thousands each year- this, unfortunately, is well known. Organizations from the police to regulatory bodies have made great strides in raising awareness about fraud prevention, and we too have always made this a mandate. Uncovering and investigating potential real estate fraud on a…

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Combatting Real Estate Fraud –  Fraud Awareness Month

Combatting Real Estate Fraud – Fraud Awareness Month

Real estate fraud is rampant and emerges in so many forms. The only way real estate professionals can combat real estate fraud is to be aware of it. Due diligence is key in this regard. Do we need extra due diligence because there are lots of consumers out there looking…

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