I bought a second home to down size with the intentions of renting my first, and can't rent it ,now I 'm force to short sale it. How do I protect myself against mortgage fraud .
Real Estate Attorney
Honesty is always best to avoid any assertion of fraud. I'm guessing you are concerned about fraud with respect to the new home loan, so, assuming you made a good faith effort to rent out the property, I believe you should be fine should such a claim be made against you. But "mortgage fraud" has many meanings; it may be best to consult with a local attorney to make sure you truly are without risk.
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