Eviction Notice, Part 5, Neptune Beach, FL

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

Recap: I helped buyers (engaged, he in the process of moving here from out of state) purchase a home in Neptune Beach, FL. We closed 2/15/13, and she gave birth on 3/1/13. On 3/8/13, she was served with eviction notices.

Since my buyer could not be at the attorney's office, I drove her check down there, and was in his office when we did the conference call.  I have to say, while I was sitting there, and seeing the research they had pulled from our Clerk of The Courts, I could not help but feel as though I had missed something.

I had pulled property records to see how long the seller had owned the property, pretty standard for me, as I want to know upfront if the holding time is longer than 90 days (seasoned, as FHA lenders like to see). 

As of this post, we have discovered that all the foreclosure & eviction docs were triggered by our closing; apparently a lender from a past transaction claims a deed was forged, and is seeking "quiet title" As of this moment, that is all we know, and we have no idea when the matter will be, or, can be, resolved. 


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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!


Comments (9)

Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

I'm sure that was incredibly surprsing for you buyer to get an eviction notice after just purchasing a property.

Apr 09, 2013 01:27 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Carol: That's pretty scary for the buyer. The Title search didn't pick that up? How about the Title Insurance?

Apr 09, 2013 01:39 AM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Carol....I hope they bought owner's title insurance!  Forged deeds are hard for a title searcher to discover.

Apr 09, 2013 02:03 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

That is some craziness Carol.  I can't imagine how this is all going to work out.  Keep us posted. 

Apr 09, 2013 03:15 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

This sounds like it could go to court. sounds complicated. Hope all works out for your buyers, Thanks for sharing your experience today,

Apr 09, 2013 03:29 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Oh my gosh! That is too freaky. I am so glad that the title companies are responsible for the title search and not us!! (In Texas!!)

Apr 09, 2013 06:01 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Marc - a surprise, for sure! Hella - no, the search didn't pick it up, not sure how that was missed just yet, or if docs were not filed by that time. Christine - the search didn't see anything, but the ending has yet to play out. Roger - will do for sure! Pamela - it is a one of a kind situation, that is certain. Joni - I don't even think an attorney would have have found this, but will update.
Apr 09, 2013 07:54 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Carol.  I hope they have title insurance.  Let us know the final results.

Apr 09, 2013 09:00 PM
Chuck Ward Local Video Marketing
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All I can say is



(Chuck picks his jaw up off the floor)

Apr 10, 2013 03:39 AM