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Caribbean real estate dream turns into $100 million nightmare for retirees

Caribbean real estate dream turns into $100 million nightmare for retirees

Ever fantasize about fleeing the winter cold and getting in on the ground floor of a beachfront real estate...

Caribbean real estate dream turns into $100 million nightmare for retirees
Feds shut down alleged $100M real estate fraud in Belize

Feds shut down alleged $100M real estate fraud in Belize

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Attorneys in Maryland temporarily shut down an alleged $100 million real estate scam...

Feds shut down alleged $100M real estate fraud in Belize
A hacked email can cost homebuyers thousands

A hacked email can cost homebuyers thousands

From the New York website:¬†Picture this home purchase nightmare: After weeks of getting ready, you’re about to go to...

A hacked email can cost homebuyers thousands
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Government cracks down on mortgage advertising

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission are cracking down on misleading mortgage ads, such as...

Government cracks down on mortgage advertising
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Beware the homeowner credit repair pitch

Recession-hammered homeowners’ credit scores are on the decline across the country, say scoring industry experts, and that makes more consumers vulnerable to scams that purport to erase delinquencies, judgments, foreclosures and other problems from...

Beware the homeowner credit repair pitch
Drywall rehab draws construction firms’ interest

Drywall rehab draws construction firms’ interest

A myriad of test kits, inspections and quick fixes on offer for contaminated Chinese drywall has drawn a warning...

Drywall rehab draws construction firms’ interest
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