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Shark Alert!! This Sunday–Don’t wire your house downpayment to a crook!

Join us this  Sunday, July 16th as Mark Bisordi, General Manager for North Coast Title Company, talks to us about the scammers out there who intercept or have you falsely wire your down payment NOT to the title company and your escrow account but to a crooks account. One couple in Tahoe recently sent $1.5 million […]

Real Haunted Houses, Unusual deaths in Homes! –Scary real estate tales to tell!

Join Allison and I as we talk about scary moments in our Real Estate careers! Pet Cemetery, Hunted Houses in real life, how to disclose these issues.  Do you have a body buried at home? Some older pioneer homes have a few graves on the property. Folks who have died at home? Ghosts and Goblins […]

Sonoma County, California buyers–Avoiding 5 pitfalls of a Short-Sale

Top 5 Ways to Avoid a BAD Short-Sale!

Marketing of the Property is Inept!—one photo taken from across the street at twilight is NOT marketing and shows an inherent absence of a “Standard of care” to the Seller. This can mean a couple of things—the seller REALLY DOES NOT want to sell and is […]

Foreclosure Process for California, Sonoma County distressed property owners–KNOW THE RULES!

Foreclosure process in California with Milestones

Sonoma County, California, Alli and I have heartbreaking stories with many home owners in “property distress” who DO NOT know the rules or “milestones” associated with the foreclosure process.

First and foremost is ALWAYS open your mail. I know this is daunting when bills are piling up but […]

“Walk Away” Calculator–Today’s guest reccomends this interactive calculator to see IF YOU should Walk from your Home Mortgage

Here’s the Web site to use this “Calculator” to determine if waking away from your mortgage makes sense. As always, consult with an attorney and CPA to determine any tax liability or possible debt relief issues. This is reccomended by our guest on Today’s Show, Nicholas Carroll in his book, “Walking Away from Debt–for a […]

Sonoma County, California consumers-anti scamming alerts! Department of Real Estate articles.

 

Attorney Jeremy Olsan joins us today–Foreclosure-ShortSale Scams to Avoid!

Thanks to attorney Jeremy Olsan for providing us with special updates on Senate Bill 458 plus Scam updates regarding pre-foreclosures, short-sales and Loan Modifications. Invaluable to any of our listeners facing a situation of a distressed property. He wanted me to post these Department […]

Ten Warning Signs of a Mortgage Modification Scam

Scams that promise to “rescue” you from foreclosure are popping up at an alarming rate nationwide, and you need to protect yourself and your home…here are ten “red flag” items. […]

HOW to “Steal” a house! FBI Fraud Alerts-Sonoma County Homeowners be Vigilant!

FBI Fraud Alerts–How to “Steal” a house!

House stealing? Yup! The Internet provides much data for a con man looking to gather information on YOU and YOUR home–then generating falsified documents, recording new data at the County offices–PRANG! Your house is now the property of a Con Man! Read the information and examples to […]

Easter Show-Bunnies? Colored Eggs? Nope! LOAN FRAUD,SCAMS,Shark Alerts!

Sonoma County,California Homeowners! Beaware of those “Shark Alerts” and those folks who will scam you and take a big bite out of your wallet.

From the FBI–Just the Facts: Mortgage Fraud Statistics

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