New Day - New Scam. Beware - be aware.

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Real Estate Agent with 1st Action Real Estate
A number of you have reported being approached by investors to perform some level of service in conjunction with this type of transaction. If you are going to try it, make sure you follow the guidelines outlined by Fannie Mae or you and your investor/buyer/ client may be indictable.
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Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA
Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST

I'm really glad you bloggd about this today as just yesterday I was approached.  Thanks for saving my hiney!

Aug 05, 2009 04:32 PM #1
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Gene, if these people would work as hard doing it leaga as the do otherwise...they may be way ahead!

Aug 05, 2009 04:34 PM #2
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Bill Ladewig
Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Hi Gene, unfortunately there are always preditors waiting to take advantage of someone's misfortune.  Good blog and very timely.

Bill Ladewig

Aug 05, 2009 04:34 PM #3
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Gene Wunderlich
1st Action Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
Realtor & Legislative Liaison

I know we've been hit hard by these people lately - and there appears to be a legitimate way to do this but it's not the avenue most of these folks are taking. It's like the old overpay scam - if we could have seen that coming and understood the impact it would have on our markets, it might have gone away early and saved a lot of people a lot of money as well as saved their homes.

Aug 05, 2009 04:37 PM #4
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan

There re people doing it here as well and are agents within companies. When will the broker stop looking the other way and put a stop to it.

Aug 05, 2009 04:51 PM #5
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Terri Onigkeit
Keller Williams of Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, CO
GRI

Wow I would want no part of that one.

Aug 05, 2009 05:47 PM #6
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Richard Weeks
Waller Group - Dallas, TX
Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel

Gene,

Thanks for sharing this great information.  Someone always trying to beat the system.

Aug 06, 2009 01:23 PM #7
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Thanks, I was approached to do one of these for an investor group. I told them NO, it was mortgage fraud to the lender.

They told me it was done all the time.

I still said no.

Another local realtor listed it. Not good.

Aug 10, 2009 07:50 AM #8
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