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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Three ways to buy into high-demand real estate market

You’d think with so many homes for sale, there would be no problem finding one to buy. However, plenty of buyers who would like to buy now to take advantage of low interest rates and prices can’t find the right home. One problem is that the most desirable areas don’t have an oversupply of good …

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Congress votes to restore FHA loan limits

House and Senate leaders signed off on a conference report for a “minibus” appropriations bill that included language restoring FHA’s ability to insure loans of up to $729,750 in high cost markets through 2013. Because the minibus appropriations package also contains a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and continue federal operations until Dec. …

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California home sales increase in October

Home sales increased 8.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 493,240 units in October compared with a year earlier, C.A.R. reported.  On a month-over-month basis, home sales in the state rose 0.9 percent. “Based on preliminary analysis, it appears that the lower conforming loan limits has had a cooling effect on home sales …

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