Mortgage Fraud is Rising, According to New Report

Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2018–Michele Lerner
Mortgage fraud was so rampant during the height of the housing bubble in the mid-2000s that real estate industry insiders started to refer to some mortgages as “liar’s loans.” While stricter regulations after the bubble burst and fines on mortgage lenders who knowingly approved fraudulent loans curbed the practice, CoreLogic, a real estate data firm, recently reported an uptick in mortgage fraud.