The California Department of Real Estate and the Department of Financial Institutions are warning about increased reports of short-sale mortgage fraud activity. Some of the fraud related activity includes short-sale negotiators requiring buyers to pay their fee, fees being paid outside of escrow and unlicensed negotiators. At Homes In Stockton no buyer is ever asked to pay a short sale negotiation fee and no fees are ever paid “off the HUD”. If you have any questions about California short sales or are a buyer or seller considering purchasing or selling a short sale in the Stockton area feel free to call Pat Holkesvig & Your Home Team at 209.471.6516 or complete our Contact Us form. Pat Holkesvig and Your Home Team are The Central Valley’s Short Sale Specialists. We process Stockton Short Sales, Elk Grove Short Sales, Lodi Short Sales, Lathrop Short Sales, Manteca Short Sales, Modesto Short Sales, Mountain House Short Sales and Tracy Short Sales.