David Saks

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David Saks is a musician, retired real estate broker, and long-time ActiveRain member. David's blog features important information relevant to the safety, integrity and security of the industry. In addition to his widely read real estate fraud blog, a comprehensive overview of real estate continuing education is a weekly addition for his subscribers and the ActiveRain community at-large. Thank you for subscribing to and for visiting David's ActiveRain home on the internet. Please join. Membership in ActiveRain will enrich your life !
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A house was built on top a pile of manure. The ceilings of the home we're also poorly constructed and poorly attached to any supporting members or beams. This would be considerd an example of a stigmatized property ? True or false ? A. False If the house was constructed on top of a pile of manure...
03/29/2015
A buyer inquired as to whether or not a city landfill was going to be constructed on an adjacent lot in a new subdivision. The seller's agent replied that she didn't know even though the agent was fully aware of the fact and failed to disclose this to the prospective buyer. If the seller's agent ...
03/29/2015
A buyer paid $460,000 for the house. The lot was valued at $65,000. The mortgage was for $200,000. After all is said and done, how much equity does the homeowner have in the place ? A. $260,000 First of all, the value of the lot has nothing to do with the calculation, so let's hope you don't figu...
03/29/2015
Homeowner's purchase homkeowner's insurance because they know that homeowner's insurance will replace old furniture and roofs when these things need replacing. True or false ? A. False Homeowner's insurance doesn't cover replacement because of age, although it does cover financial losses created ...
03/29/2015
A homeowner's house was constructed in such a way so that the floor of the house was built nearly two feet above a one hundred year old flood mark. The homeowner wants to apply for a federally related home loan. The lender must require flood insurance. True or false ? A. False The lender could ex...
03/29/2015
A mortgage broker told a homeowner that he could deduct the appraisal fee from his annual gross income for income tax purposes. Is this true or false ? A. False It could be considered a fraudulent misrepresentation of facts regarding the loan from the beginning of the loan process. Loan discount ...
03/29/2015
A homeowner insurance policy contained a provision for coinsurance along with coverage that insured the home for total replacement cost. The home burned down and the homeowner had to settle for the present cash value of property damaged in the fire. True or false ? A. False Because the homeowner ...
03/29/2015
Here's   Judy Garland   with   Kurt Weill's "Lost In the Stars"   Have a great day. -David-
03/28/2015
Former Florida Realtor Indicted on Conspiracy and Bank Fraud Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office March 27, 2015 Middle District of Florida (813) 274-6000 TAMPA, FL—United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Joseph Pasquale (38, Worcester, MA) with one...
03/27/2015
  REAL ESTATE   FRAUD FILES   “Greed, by nature, which includes reprehensible acquisitiveness and one's insatiable desire for wealth, at some stage of evolution, is like an x-ray machine that exposes the filthy soul and drags the culprit of that deadly sin into hell on earth.”         ― David Sak...
03/25/2015
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