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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Urgency Sells Homes

After the tech bubble burst, people were leery about putting money into the stock market, and instead poured money into housing. It was easy to get financing — too easy, as it turned out. The inventory of homes for sale was low, and demand was high. When the demand is high and supply is low, …

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Short sale can help avert foreclosure

For homeowners who are upside-down on their mortgage — owing more on the loan than the house is worth — foreclosure isn’t necessarily the only option.There’s also a short sale. A short sale is when a financially troubled homeowner, with the lender’s approval, sells his or her home for less than what’s owed on the …

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