Deed Scam Could Cost WNY Couple Their Home in Florida

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Real Estate Agent with The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty Associate RE Broker

 

The news recently reported the plight of a WNY Couple and the retirement home they purchased in Frostproof Florida and paid in full in the 1980's.  According to the deed they are not the owner according to the Polk Property Appraiser's Office.

The couple are dealing with the thought of losing their Florida home which they've had for almost 40 years. They live most of the year in the Western New York Town of Rushford, and while they say their Frostproof home isn't much, they say it is theirs.

Read the entire story at:  Deed Scam Could Cost WNY Couple Their Home in Florida

So it brings up an interesting question:  How can this happen?  

 

 

 


Colleen Kulikowski
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Ken Montville
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Good example of the need for good title insurance, I think.  It's a real shame.  I'm really surprised it's that easy.  I can understand what the Pascells didn't realize what was going on.  Heck, the property had been paid off for years.

Good question --- How can this happen?

Mar 27, 2008 12:37 PM #1
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Christopher Benedict
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I love the one line...we don't verify signatures...and to thiink people are afraid of electronic signatures???  I would sue the pants off the notary!

Mar 27, 2008 12:42 PM #2
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Colleen dosen't it really tick you off when you see things like this.  What is even more irritating is when people try to pass the buck.
Mar 27, 2008 03:38 PM #3
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Ken -- scary isn't it?

Christopher -- you wonder where the responsibility is.

George -- it is...

Mar 27, 2008 11:43 PM #4
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Neal Bloom
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Maybe it's ID theft and fraud.
Mar 27, 2008 11:55 PM #5
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Sandra Workman
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Wow, wonder who gets the liability on this one!  If that woman says she doesn't own it, she should sign a deed back to the REAL owners!
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