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Old 12-10-2008, 04:27 PM
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Something must be in the water down there in Florida

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2008-11-20/news/squatters/
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i seen that on the new's tonight,there trying to find me something in the key's for the summer
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:01 PM
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It snowed here yesterday, I almost fell out of my chair when I heard this. Where do I sign??? I'd love a free place somewhere in the Jupiter area...anyone see anything I can break into and change the locks??
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Tbrodes - 12/10/2008 7:12 PM

It snowed here yesterday, I almost fell out of my chair when I heard this. Where do I sign??? I'd love a free place somewhere in the Jupiter area...anyone see anything I can break into and change the locks??
they say is becoming quite common.
Any foreclosed million dollar yacht's we can move in...

I will pay for gas.
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Tbrodes - 12/10/2008 7:12 PM

It snowed here yesterday, I almost fell out of my chair when I heard this. Where do I sign??? I'd love a free place somewhere in the Jupiter area...anyone see anything I can break into and change the locks??



"He borrowed a screwdriver in late October, unlocked the front door of a foreclosed home"

i guess if you borrow the screwdriver your not breaking in
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:00 AM
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tommyr904 - 12/10/2008 8:55 PM

i seen that on the new's tonight,there trying to find me something in the key's for the summer

I require waterfront with dockage! i am a picky squatter!
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:13 AM
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I hear Don King is the CEO of this and he is trying to Place Mike Tyson in a Home . I also would like a waterfront with dockage in the Keys!
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:45 AM
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The best part of the story is at the end where she claims "I'm not a freeloader" and "I'm ready to fight these people".

Not a freeloader? I wonder what she calls it. And who on earth is she ready to fight - the bank, the government, the hairdresser?

I can just about guaranty if a squatter with knee length dreads moved into my neighborhood, they wouldn't stay very long. One call to the town would solve it. Then again, most everyone around here takes pride in their home and town is quick to get code violations solved. There are very few foreclosures that would be a target for these people.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:54 AM
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I think OJ's house is empty . . . and he won't be back for a few years . . .
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In some places squatting is quasi-legal. The squatter is required to safe-guard the legal owners' property, not damage anything and not incur a financial liability for the legal owner. That is why this group tells people 'be honest and put utilities in your own name.' They should also pay the taxes and live their openly to establish "adverse possession" or squatters rights.

In some of the areas that this is not considerred 'trespass' the can become the legal owners after a period of time. That time varies fomr 7-21 years from what I have heard. Their is frequently a shrot window of opportunity for the legal owner to evict them after which they can stay as long as they want until they can file for title (quiet title in some jurisdictions).

Once a squatter vacates the premises their claim evaporates and they have to start over again. I read of a case where the squatters took regular vacations and returnned to find the locks changed and their stuff gone. believe it or not, the court said a taking vacation is not the same as vacating the premises and they got to move back in!

If you have empty property make sure it is checked on a regular basis.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:07 AM
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I could see a guy coming in and trying to kick these people out and the law states they have to use the legal system to kick tenants out and that takes months.
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Jesus.....what next? So these people actually think its ok to move into the home of someone that was thrown out on the street? And for free? They have no mre right to be there than the guy that was foreclosed on to begin with.

I have thought about this foreclosure thing. Why don't the banks work with people better? Cut the mortgage payment in half for a while so people can keep their homes. No....instead they kick them out and let the house sit empty where the bank loses even more money. Not to mention having a bunch of neglected vacant homes in the neighborhood brings down the rest of the property values even more.

There is a house 2 doors down from me that was foreclosed on. Here is the scoop. This guy buys it at an inflated price, somehow gets the apraiser to go a long. He gets the seller to go along and greases him with 20K cash at closing.

Now...the new owner has an extra 30K cash from the purchase and instantly rents the house out to a nice family...nice people. They are paying the owner $2,500.00 a month. Sounds like a great price for a 400K house. Here is why. The owner never even made one mortgage payment. Plus the tenants were paying him 2500 a month for 6 months. The bank finally forecloses and the police come to kick the owner out, except its not the owner, its the tenants that have been paying. The bank has some (not much) compassion and gives them 30 days to leave.

Now...why the hell wouldn't the bank allow the renters to stay and continue to pay the 2500 directly to the bank? Then in a couple of years if they made timely payments offer the renters a mortgage. Sounds so easy and it would eliminate another family on the street and another empty home. I swear the people that run these mortgage companies are idiots.
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ScarabChris - 12/10/2008 4:54 PMJesus.....what next? So these people actually think its ok to move into the home of someone that was thrown out on the street? And for free? They have no mre right to be there than the guy that was foreclosed on to begin with.I have thought about this foreclosure thing. Why don't the banks work with people better? Cut the mortgage payment in half for a while so people can keep their homes. No....instead they kick them out and let the house sit empty where the bank loses even more money. Not to mention having a bunch of neglected vacant homes in the neighborhood brings down the rest of the property values even more.There is a house 2 doors down from me that was foreclosed on. Here is the scoop. This guy buys it at an inflated price, somehow gets the apraiser to go a long. He gets the seller to go along and greases him with 20K cash at closing.Now...the new owner has an extra 30K cash from the purchase and instantly rents the house out to a nice family...nice people. They are paying the owner $2,500.00 a month. Sounds like a great price for a 400K house. Here is why. The owner never even made one mortgage payment. Plus the tenants were paying him 2500 a month for 6 months. The bank finally forecloses and the police come to kick the owner out, except its not the owner, its the tenants that have been paying. The bank has some (not much) compassion and gives them 30 days to leave.Now...why the hell wouldn't the bank allow the renters to stay and continue to pay the 2500 directly to the bank? Then in a couple of years if they made timely payments offer the renters a mortgage. Sounds so easy and it would eliminate another family on the street and another empty home. I swear the people that run these mortgage companies are idiots.
I have been watching the same thing happen up here only It starts with an Illegal purchasing at about 190 Then they say they have to return home But they have a buyer at 260 same scenario They sell again at 325 Now you have a POS house that the bank lent 325k to a bunch of Illegals who spanked them hard and we get to bail them out Awesome isn't it
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:35 PM
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maybe i'm nuts but sounds like a business oportunity to me. you make a deal with the bank,say 300.-400 per house per month

cut the grass. clean up the property, keep the squatters out or if their already there show up with six or so guy's that are liscensed to carry and move the squatters and their sh!t out
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"I don't mean to cry crocodile tears," she says. "But we paid our dues."

Well that's fine and dandy, congratulations, it's the American way. It doesn't mean you are entitled to steal someones house. You want the house, buy it. Unbelievable!

Standing in her spacious kitchen, as the yellow afternoon light creeps through the window shades, she talks about her new part-time job selling T-shirts. Her plan is to get her kids back and pay the mortgage on the house. "I'm not trying to be a freeloader," she says. "I just finally feel like I'm home. I am ready to fight these people."

For someone who's not trying to be a freeloader, she's very good at it.
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Do they call them squatter's because of what they do in the corner?
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