These swindlers are tricking buyers and sellers by sending letters posing as a government authority and recommending that they send money to obtain an official, certified copy of their deed. People who are falling for these house deed scams are sending money, but receiving nothing in return.
Some instances where you may need or want a copy of your property deed may include buying or selling your home, refinancing, or transferring title. If you are ever asked for a copy of your deed, ask if they need just a copy or a certified copy. This can save you a little money if just a copy is needed.
If you need a copy of your deed, you can contact the county that the property is in to request it. Typically, if you just need a copy, it is about $1 per page. If you need a certified copy, the price can go up to about $10. Also, you may be able to obtain a copy of your deed from the title company that handled your purchase.
It should be noted that some baby boomers have acquired higher mortgage debt through the years due to circumstances. A New York Times article, “They’re Growing Older. Their Mortgage Debt is Growing Deeper.”, touches on the issue that people with more mortgage debt tend to stay in the workforce longer than they may have originally planned. This also increases the possibility of more real estate inventory changeover in the coming years.
The organization called ‘Greater MSP’ has put together this great, promotional video of the accomplishments of our Minneapolis + St. Paul, 16-county, metropolitan-area. The goal of Greater MSP is to improve business, economic, living and recreation conditions for the greater MSP area. There are some surprising (golf, for starters) statistics stated in this video.
For being located right in the middle of flyover country, the Twin Cities are a veritable powerhouse in terms of per capita, or simple, outright comparison.
This message can be appreciated by any person who is a part of, or anybody thinking of becoming a part of our area.