Fraud can come in a number of different forms including identity fraud, investment scams, mortgage fraud and title fraud. If someone steals your cell phone you may encounter wireless fraud. Fraud means misrepresenting yourself or some fact about yourself to gain something unlawfully. Read, watch and listen to Think Glink content to learn about the different kinds of fraud and how to protect yourself.
Pending Home Sales, the Definition of Home Value, Occupancy Fraud & Affordable Housing After College
How is the definition of home value changing for buyers? Is there a reason why pending home sales and existing home sales diverged in April? Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes. On this [...]
If you’ve purchased a credit monitoring product to help you stay on top of the information in your credit file, you may at some point receive an alert. When the alert is about a change you’ve recently initiated—a new credit card or mortgage, for example—it may not be a surprise. But when you receive an [...]
One of the reasons you have homeowners insurance is to avoid paying out of pocket for extensive property damage. Another reason you’re paying for homeowners insurance is to have an attorney on retainer to defend you should you be sued if someone gets hurt on your property. I would like to share a story about [...]
A tax filer has an accountant "friend" who filed tax returns but had the money deposited into his account. The accountant is likely guilty of fraud for stealing the tax returns. The filer should contact the IRS immediately and learn to file their own taxes for the future.
Today on the Ilyce Glink Show, Ilyce ran down the good news about the stock market: A 6 percent rally left the Dow up at 9,034 on the first trading day of 2009. Ilyce took questions about annuities, whether there is any help for real estate investors who have been the victims of fraud, what kind of claim to make against a computer company whose equipment shocked the owner and erased all the data, what to do when foreclosure is imminent, and how to help a son who has a car that's worth half of what it was brand new a year ago (and who really doesn't have a clue when it comes to money). Also, Ilyce talked about her FREE Book offer, available at the ThinkGlink.com store. You can download the podcast here or at iTunes.com. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog . Sign up for Ilyce's free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/expertrealestatetips and friend her to be notified about new videos.
A bank issues a home equity loan on a home that has four people listed on the title: a husband, wife and in-laws. The bank approved the home equity loan without all four people signing the documents and the husband is concerned his father-in-law may come after him. Was the bank wrong to approve the home equity loan? What liability does the husband have for the home equity loan?
What can you do when a contractor fails to live up to his contract in a kitchen remodeling project? Hire an attorney to go over the contract with you to understand your rights in this botched remodeling situation. It's especially hard if you later face foreclosure on the same home.
When it comes to proving disclosure fraud, the buyers have to prove that the sellers knew or should have known about the problem. This recent home seller's buyer claims he knew about the potential for water damage and should have mentioned it as part of seller disclosure prior to the home sale. The home seller says he had minimal water damage while living in the home and wants to know how to interact with the home buyer concerning the issues of water damage and seller disclosure.