The Home Equity Theft Reporter: January 21, 2007

2008 Mortgage Fraud Report – The purpose of this study is to provide insight into the breadth and depth of mortgage fraud crimes perpetrated against the United States and its citizens during 2008. This report updates the 2007.

Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago news, sports, politics, entertainment – 21 shot – 2 fatally – in Chicago to start weekend Among the 21 people shot in the 12-hour stretch were five people wounded Saturday while gathering outside in the Near West Side. By Sun-Times.

The Mortgage Porter – Home buyers are able to lock in a lower mortgage payment or qualify for a higher loan amount thanks to the the historically low mortgage interest rates. If you are considering or considering refinancing a home in Renton, Redmond, Ravensdale or anywhere in Washington state, where I am licensed, I am happy to help you!

What Percent of Your Net Worth Should Be in Your House? – As most of you know, we’re house shopping. As such, I’ve been thinking a lot about homes, real estate, and personal finances lately. And one of the things I’ve been grappling with is how much of someone’s net worth should be tied up within their primary residence. I know that there are two main ways of calculating net worth — one that includes the value of your home and another that doesn’t.

The Great American Bubble Machine – The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly.

After a tough trip, the Kings gave their fans a gift to open a four-game home stand – They won 38 games in 2007-08. Kings is their toughest matchup of the home stand in terms of record. The Brooklyn Nets come to town Tuesday looking for a season sweep after routing Sacramento on Jan.

The Home Equity Theft Reporter Cases & Articles: Jan 21, 2007 – Southern California Woman Alleged Victim Of Home Theft, Mortgage broker arrested (saturday, January 20, 2007) baltimore woman unwittingly signs Over Home Title, Gets It Back After fraud investigation (tuesday, January 16, 2007) More Potential Victims Come Forward In N. Cal. home equity theft scam (tuesday, January 02, 2007)

Murder of Chauncey Bailey – Wikipedia – In May 2007, Bey IV and four men kidnapped a woman and took her to the home of Bey’s brother-in-law. The men beat the blindfolded woman and demanded money supposedly owed to Bey IV. While the crime was in progress, police saw a Ford Crown Victoria, a car often used by police, outside the house and grew suspicious.