Real Estate

Fraud Lawsuit Against HGTV Fixer Upper Star

A million dollar fraud lawsuit has been served to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines, thanks to Gaines’ two partners he brought out. Former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, filed a 24-page suit against Gaines, claiming the

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Real Estate Flop Scam

Flipping homes has been booming as the latest investment opportunity, unfortunately with a flip opportunity could come real estate flop problems. This article shows how real estate flop could affect your investment and what you can do to try to avoid it if

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Real Estate Scam Targets Down Payments

Real eal estate scams are on the rise again, this time striking the Denver’s hot real estate market. Police and real estate professionals are warning consumers about this new real estate scam as criminals are targeting buyers to try to

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Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

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Real Estate Agent Jailed Over Fraud

James Robert Lyons, 38, stole the money over a two-year period between 2011 and 2013 while working as a commercial real estate agent. He diverted investor’s money that should have been paid into a trust fund into his own account.

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White-Collar Crime

The term white-collar crime was reportedly coined in 1939, and now the synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on

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Avoid Mortgage Refinance Scams

Refinancing your mortgage is a common occurrence for homeowners, however scammers might be targeting you during this process. These con artists will use email, phone calls, fliers and even direct mail to lure you in, but beware — these scams are designed to steal

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Is Your Landlord a Fraud?

Landlords have access to our most sensitive financial and personal information — never mind our living space — and yet we usually don’t know much about them. While most landlords are reputable and trustworthy, there are some whose behaviors veer

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Former NBA Player Faces Sentencing in Fraud Case

Former NBA player Tate George is convicted of fraud in what federal prosecutors say was a real estate Ponzi scheme that swindled other current and former players acted as his own attorney Wednesday as he sought to make his case

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Online Rental Frauds and Scams

Several indicators reveal renters and home-seekers find use of online resources, such as websites and email, to be the best source of locating homes and apartments. However, these days we are hearing more about suspicious or abusive practices by some seeking to take advantage

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