One of the lessons learned from the housing crisis of the last decade was that an increase in mortgage fraud is a key red flag. Such fraud occurred in many forms—in fact, examples of just about every
When a homeowner fails to make their agreed upon payments, sooner or later their home will enter foreclosure. This allows a lender to recover the remaining balance owed on a property by selling it to
As we move past the middle of the year and 2019 looms on the horizon, a wealth of midyear real estate market data has become available. The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has released their
Not too long ago, we voiced concerns about the increasingly popular concept ‘crowdfunding’ (also known as peer-to-peer or P2P lending). In short, peer-to-peer lending involves members of the public de
Conventional lenders typically evaluate loan opportunities by analyzing what is known as the “Five C’s” – character, capacity, collateral, capital, and conditions.
For the first time in several years, lenders are raising their rates, in response to the rising prime rate and the continued shortfall in home supplies. While the 30-year mortgage rate declined over m
Successful fix-and-flips deliver profits, but even veteran home rehabbers occasionally encounter challenges that result in money-losing deals. A recent analysis shows that roughly 12% of flips either
If you follow Sacramento news, you likely heard about how more than 500 government agents—representing federal, state, and local government agencies—raided 75 homes across the Sacramento area. Another
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