Fraud Tips
Real Estate Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Activity
Always make sure your address is current with the property appraiser andtax collector!
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Check monthly the property appraiser website to make sure your name still appears as owner!
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Always hire a reliable title company like Independence Title to do the research when buying a house!
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When owning real estate check with your attorney about holding title in a trust for better protection!
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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, do better homework!
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Always make sure the the name on the identification being used matches the name on the contract.
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If offered a quit claim deed make sure to research where the deed came from!
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When owning real estate check with your attorney about holding title in a trust for better protection!
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Be wary of strangers and unsolicited contact when buying or selling real estate.
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Get referrals for real estate and mortgage professionals. Check the licenses of the industry professionals with state, county, or city regulatory agencies.
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Understand what you are signing and agreeing to. If you do not understand the contract and other documents, seek assistance from an industry professional.
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Never sign any documents that contain blanks. This leaves you vulnerable to fraud.
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