Mortgage Fraud "Exposed"

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Fine Properties

Sorry I haven't written in a while, but my beloved dog, XENA, was very ill and passed away this past Monday evening.  It was the saddest day of my life.  She gave my husband and I fourteen great years together and we miss her very much.  I am grateful we were blessed to have her in our life.  I'm also grateful for the lessons the animals teach us 'humans'.  The world needs more unconditional love and honesty.

Which brings me to my point.  Check out the FBI's website at

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/dec05/mortgagefraud121405.htm

which displays an interesting photo of a home in Detroit, inflated by flipping, that sold for $25,000 one day, and a whopping $250,000 the next.  You would not want to have been the buyer or the lender on this one!  Just wait til you see it for yourself.  While you're there, take a look at some of the other photographs "exposed" on the website as well. 

I am glad these dishonest appraisers were indicted and I'm glad to see that the Federal Government is stepping up enforcement of mortgage frauds involving inflated prices for real estate. 

Maybe they should have gotten a dog instead of a license!

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My first video - the hardest thing I have ever done!   I think it aged me about 10 years!!

Comments (3)

Christine Hart Howlett
Painesville and Eastern Lake County - Painesville, OH
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland NE

Dusty, I am so sorry that you lost your fur-friend.  Here is a wonderful poem that may give you some peace...

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

May 10, 2008 03:14 PM
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Sorry to hear about your dog.  I am a dog lover and know the feeling.  But, thanks for the link.

May 10, 2008 03:19 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Dusty, I am so sorry about your dog passing.  I know how sad that is.  Isn't it amazing how these creatures become part of our family and we grow to love them so much.  It is very difficult to deal with, I know.  Vickie

May 10, 2008 03:24 PM