Tag Archive: mortgage broker

Don’t Be A Party To Mortgage Fraud!

Posted on February 26, 2008 by | 1 Comment
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Last week I received this email: “Tim, I was wondering if you could help me with a strange clause. A woman wants to purchase a property for $500,000. She wants to get extra money from the banks to cover deposit, so this is what she proposes: Contract Price: $670,00030% deposit (deposit is not physically paid, but sellers acknowledge that the deposit has been) Then at settlement, she pays the...

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Clayton’s Finance Approval (The Approval You Have When You Don’t Have Approval)

Posted on May 3, 2007 by | 0 Comments
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au The fax came through late one afternoon from the mortgage broker for a residential property buyer on whose behalf I was acting. “Dear Tim,” it familiarly began, “I am pleased to advise that finance has been approved, to assist with the purchase of the above-mentioned property.” The fax, which was on the broking company’s letterhead, continued that the broker (THE LOAN MARKET MULTIBANK LENDING...

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