FBI Report on Mortgage Fraud – Not over now or ever?

Some of the key findings of the 2010 report are…

(1)  2009-10, and probably beyond – mortgage fraud was growing.

(2)  many professionals are involved – not necessarily one faction or another…”licensed/registered and non-licensed/registered mortgage brokers, lenders, appraisers, underwriters, accountants, real estate agents, settlement attorneys, land developers, investors, builders, bank account representatives, and trust account representatives” involving all facets and types of real estate transactions.

(3)  top states for known or suspected mortgage fraud activity during 2010 were California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, and New Jersey.

Note:  Deeper into report, I read that about 3.6 million residential mortgage loans were delinquent in 2010.

Source:  http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/mortgage-fraud-2010/2010-mortgage-fraud-report

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