Freddie Mac alerts real estate agents to rising short sale fraud

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Short sale fraud plagues the housing market. The scam artists, usually real estate agents, will secure a legitimate bid on a home, one where the borrower owes far more on the mortgage than the home is worth. Then they arrange for an accomplice investor to make a lower offer on the home.

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FREDDIE MAC WARNS ABOUT short sale fraud participation.. Please note that many legitimate short payoffs take place in the real estate market. What is short payoff fraud? According to a member of Freddie Mac’s Fraud Investigation Unit, a slight variation of our general definition of mortgage.

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 · After a lender takes back a house, the property goes back on the market as what’s called an REO (real estate owned) property. These are treated like ordinary sales, listed with a broker.

Bank of America now offering $0 origination fee on certain mortgages But that’s not enough for Bank of America, which is now trying to further entice borrowers by canceling Origination Fees on certain types of mortgage, HousingWire reported.. Typically, origination fees can cost from anywhere between 0.5% and 1% of the total Loan amount. That might not sound like too much, but on a loan worth $250,000 it can amount to around $1,250 to $2,500 in extra costs.

Freddie Mac requires the real estate agents, buyer, seller, escrow agent, and any third-party negotiators to sign an arm’s-length affidavit shortly before or at closing. Considerations