Desperate to Sell Your Home?

In the past few months I have been reading article after article about fraudulent companies that  want to help homeowners that are faced with foreclosures.      

These days if you are having finacial problems and are starting to feel desperate to come up with ways to save your home, you need to be very careful to whom you turn to. There are many  scam artists out there who prey on homeowners who  are faced with foreclosure.   Below, are a list of some of the more  common scams that are being reported nationwide in our  market.

*If someone asks you for money to help you get out of debt,  make sure you know who you are dealing with.   The individual who has promised you help will  usually disappears as fast as the money you handed over to him.

*Another scam tactic we are seeing in today’s market are individuals posing as real estate professionals of one kind or another.   After they earn your trust, and promise to help, they come to you with documents that look very similar to a refinancing application, but in actuality these documents are transfer papers for your title.    The moment you sign, you have lost your home.

*Another type of scam  that is just another trap,  are  individuals who counsel  desperate homeowners into filing for bankruptcy, promising this would SAVE your home.   Unfortunately, the only person this helps  is the scam artist who takes your money to file the bankruptcy.

The  list goes on and on.    If you  are faced with foreclosure, in my opinion, the best place to turn is a real estate professional or your financial institution.    In most cases, you bank does NOT want your house.    Also, all  “financial rescue companies” are not fraudulent.   Just make sure to do your homework and if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.  

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