this section you will find links to information about buying and selling a
home; working with a REALTOR®; foreclosure prevention resources; a glossary
of real estate terms; information about the mortgage lending process and
home financing. There also is a link to a property search tools page;
updates on fair housing issues; and a page providing valuable bilingual
resources serving the industry.
Mortgage fraud reports have increased nationwide from more than 6,900 in 2003 to more than 93,500 in 2011, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And the nonprofit Homeownership Preservation Foundation reported the number of mortgage foreclosure scams has shot up 60 percent so far in 2012.