Check the past of any house you may be buying, or renting. Check for MERS number!!! This is one of the biggest scams in history. They continue trading titles as if they were bad loans (mortgages), which they also mass-processed via illegal auto-signing of false names. The illegal "securitised mortgages" is the much of the foundation of the derivatives market. Both the derivatives market and the housing market will be failing within a few years, for dif and also related reasons.
Look for book, "Clouded Title" - tell your lawyer, your real estate agent, your local judges and sheriffs to read it. To find, goggle 'mers dave krieger clouded title.'
There are MANY ABSOLUTELY ENTRANCING, AND ENTHRALLING interviews with author Dave Krieger on this topic(s) over in the Power Hour's archives!!! http://www.thepowerhour.com
Also - lots of good Syria articles via latest http://thepowerhour.com/news.htm , although I don't blame anyone for wanting to put this issue to bed for a night... or more...