Tip Two: Check monthly the property appraiser website to make sure your name still appears as owner!
Tip Three: Always hire a reliable title company like Independence Title to do the research when buying a house!
Tip Four: When owning real estate check with your attorney about holding title in a trust for better protection!
Tip Five: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, do better homework!
Tip Six: Always make sure the the name on the identification being used matches the name on the contract.
Tip Seven: If offered a quit claim deed make sure to research where the deed came from!
Tip Eight: Never, Never give anyone money for a house without using an escrow agent or title company as protection!
Tip Nine: Be wary of strangers and unsolicited contact when buying or selling real estate.
Tip Ten: Get referrals for real estate and mortgage professionals. Check the licenses of the industry professionals with state, county, or city regulatory agencies.
Tip Eleven: Understand what you are signing and agreeing to. If you do not understand the contract and other documents, seek assistance from an industry professional.
Tip Twelve: Never sign any documents that contain blanks. This leaves you vulnerable to fraud.
Finally.... Never, ever buy real estate without a title insurance policy from a reputable company!
Real Estate Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Activity