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Housing and Mortgages for Single Parent Families
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Housing and Mortgages for Single Parent Families

Purpose of this Guide
This guide aims to provide single parents with the necessary tools, resources and guidance required when making an informed decision about getting on the property ladder.
After reading and digesting this guide, readers should have a basic grasp of the following:

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
What is Mortgage Fraud? Introduction and Definition
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What is Mortgage Fraud? Introduction and Definition

Mortgage fraud has become more prevalent over time and is a particular concern during an economic recession. Upheaval in housing markets, homeowners facing foreclosure and unscrupulous persons looking for easy money all contribute to a climate in which mortgage fraud may occur.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
Why You Should Worry About Mortgage Fraud
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Why You Should Worry About Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud has become more prevalent over time and is a particular concern during an economic recession. Upheaval in housing markets, homeowners facing foreclosure and unscrupulous persons looking for easy money all contribute to a climate in which mortgage fraud may occur.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
Lender Mortgage Frauds: Flipping, Skimming, Straw Buyers & More
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Lender Mortgage Frauds: Flipping, Skimming, Straw Buyers & More

Mortgage frauds generally fall into two broad categories - lender frauds and consumer frauds. Lender frauds seek to take advantage of the bank, credit union, mortgage company or other lender that provides the mortgage. This is commonly done by misrepresenting one's eligibility for a mortgage or attempting to illegally extract money from the mortgage/real estate transaction process.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
Consumer Mortgage Frauds: Foreclosure Rescue, Debt Relief, etc.
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Consumer Mortgage Frauds: Foreclosure Rescue, Debt Relief, etc.

The second major category of mortgage frauds targets consumers. Foremost among these are foreclosure rescue and mortgage debt relief scams. These scams seek to take advantage of homeowners who are falling behind on their mortgages or property taxes and are afraid of losing their homes. These scams are of particular concern in a depressed economy when unemployment is rising.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
Mortgage Fraud Protection & Prevention
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Mortgage Fraud Protection & Prevention

Common sense and paying attention to details are the two most effective steps borrowers can take to protect themselves and their families from being victims of, or accomplices to, mortgage fraud.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
Federal & Government Mortgage Fraud Prevention Agencies
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Federal & Government Mortgage Fraud Prevention Agencies

More governmental departments and organizations are investigating cases of mortgage fraud than ever before. While this is a good sign for potential victims, the sheer numbers of fraudulent cases make it difficult for even these agencies to follow-up on every case.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
RHS - Rural Housing Development Loans
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RHS - Rural Housing Development Loans

Applying for a mortgage can sometimes prove complicated. However, there are many different programs that one may be eligible for. You first need to gather information about the qualifications and guidelines for programs such as the Rural Housing Development Loan program. Interest rates can be different with different lenders along with the qualifications and guidelines from one lender to the next.

Kirk Haverkamp
8 months ago
Subprime mortgages are back - with a new name
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Subprime mortgages are back - with a new name

The home loans that caused the housing market to crash in 2008 are returning under a different name — nonprime loans, though with more documentation than the subprime loans where it seemed like anyone with a pulse could get a home loan. They’re replacing subprime mortgages as a new form of bad credit mortgages, but with some safeguards.

Kirk Haverkamp
1 year ago