Real Estate Fraud

Property Documents California’s challenging real estate market has made property fraud and other related schemes more prevalent. The Clerk-Recorder Department provides for the examining and recording of all documents dealing with establishing ownership of real property or land in Orange County.  The department also records other documents, such as deeds of trust, reconveyances, liens and …

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Job Loss Could Put One in Three Out of Their Home

One in three Americans would be unable to make their mortgage or rent payment beyond one month if they lost their job, according to the results of a national survey taken in mid-September. Despite being more affluent, the poll found that even those with higher annual household incomes indicate they are not guaranteed to make …

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Current Mortgages Turning Delinquent Rises for First Time in a Year

During the third quarter of this year, 2.7 percent of current mortgage balances transitioned into delinquency, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That’s up from 2.6 percent that became newly delinquent in the second quarter. Fed officials called the quarterly increase “slight” but noted that the rise follows a …

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O.C. housing shows little movement

As part of The California Project series on the OC Register, writer Jeff Collins had an article on the O.C. housing market: The Orange County housing market appears to be “sitting tight,” locked in the grip of economic uncertainty that’s taken hold in the waning months of summer, new housing figures show. DataQuick figures released …

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