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(Orlando Sentinel)   You too can own a $2.1 million home in Florida for free. Just live in it for seven years on squatter rights and it's yours   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 43
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2013-01-24 01:11:53 PM
9 votes:
I should claim "adverse possession" of the office bathroom. Lord knows I've exercised squatter's rights on that thing for over seven years!
2013-01-24 01:04:33 PM
4 votes:
I think the guy who narrates the video mainly does work voicing over corporate training videos.
2013-01-24 01:36:33 PM
3 votes:

lennavan: ArcadianRefugee: Why? They'd just sell it in turn, if they had any sense. Otherwise, "working poor" becomes "completely broke" when they have to start paying the taxes on the place.

Presumably a working poor family is currently paying rent somewhere. If he sold it to them for $1, their monthly payments might actually go down. I might recommend a different way of picking on jst3p:

jst3p: If I had sustainable investment income and no family I think it would be fun to attempt to gain title to homes in this fashion and if successful sell it to a "working poor" family for a fraction of its value

So rather than tell the working poor families how to do it themselves so they have a place to live in the meanwhile, you're gonna go ahead and spend the time and obtain the home for free after which you sell it to poor people and make a buck off of them even though you got it for free? You BASTARD.


I would also narrow it down to three working poor families and make them dance for my amusement. The most amusing family wins right to buy the house.
2013-01-24 01:55:41 PM
2 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: That must be  a big home indeed, if you can fit a Brazilian people inside it.


It took way too long for this joke. Fark, you're off your game today.
2013-01-24 01:55:40 PM
2 votes:
Step 1: Open window

Step 2: Insert
wolfevolution.webs.com (picking up an angry wolf and shoving it through a window can be a bit tricky. I suggest you practice this)

Step 3: Repeat 3-5 times

Step 4: Laugh as squatters exit the house.

Step 5: Remove angry wolves.
2013-01-24 01:54:00 PM
2 votes:
That must be  a big home indeed, if you can fit a Brazilian people inside it.
2013-01-24 01:51:17 PM
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: I should claim "adverse possession" of the office bathroom. Lord knows I've exercised squatter's rights on that thing for over seven years!


Is your possession of the bathroom open and notorious?
2013-01-24 01:40:00 PM
2 votes:
Someone should post up signs with the house address on it that says "COME STAY FOR FREE!".

Cue dozens of homeless people filling up every square foot of the house by the end of the day. Let's see how that asshole squatter likes those apples.
2013-01-24 01:32:57 PM
2 votes:
It's just aggravating, she said, considering how hard she worked to be able to afford a house in the neighborhood.

I support him just to spite this snooty coont. I might send him a pizza.
2013-01-24 01:06:11 PM
2 votes:
FTA: Bank of America didn't respond to the Sun Sentinel's inquiry. And neither did Barbosa, a Brazilian national who refers to himself as "Loki Boy," after the Norse god of mischief.

Too funny. Ah, Florida. Is there anything you can't do?
2013-01-24 12:59:18 PM
2 votes:
Oh, so *that's* step two...
2013-01-24 02:59:04 PM
1 votes:

topcon: Oh good, another one of these articles again.

Please post links of anyone who has successfully taken legal possession of a $2 million house in this fashion.


4.bp.blogspot.com
trolling
2013-01-24 02:48:09 PM
1 votes:
www.topofarmer.com

If you can't bother to be in a house for 7 years, you probably don't need it. It would solve the "housing crisis" or drive the banks poor trying to keep up the property.
2013-01-24 02:40:52 PM
1 votes:
In UK, adverse posession (or at least the UK equivalent) is rampant ... at least if the daily mail is to believed. the squatters always describe themselves as "italian." and yet, their "italian" always sounds a lot like albanian or romanian...
2013-01-24 02:17:45 PM
1 votes:

Raoul Eaton: oldfarthenry: I should claim "adverse possession" of the office bathroom. Lord knows I've exercised squatter's rights on that thing for over seven years!

To acquire property rights through adverse possession, your occupation of the property must be "open and notorious." Have you kept up that part of it?


Door open - with the smell causing fainting spells in the cube farm?
Not since that tersely-written memo from HR.
2013-01-24 02:09:45 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: cefm: To all the folks who are saying that adverse possession is a relic that should be eliminated - this is not an example of why adverse possession is BAD, it's an example of why adverse possession is GOOD.

The evil that we want to avoid is un-used property that someone "owns" on paper but that they express no interest in. That's the kind of thing that blights neighborhoods and prevents useful development. If you don't act like you own something then you might as well not own it.

Part of the problem we've been seeing with these mega-banks owning too many mortgages is that they can't deal with the actual issues involved in ownership. Banks holding forclosed properties need to pay their taxes, maintain the property, defend it against adverse possession, and find a new owner or a renter. This is WORK and it costs money and time. This is supposed to be the penalty that banks pay for giving bad loans and is a disincentive to foreclosure/repossession. Many local banks would try to find a way to avoid it with the owner, but BoA is too big and lazy to try. So they foreclose and then ignore the vacant property. They deserve this consequence.

I am dubious that this guy will make it the full 7 years. But he's living rent-free in a mansion for now, and more people should do the same to force BoA to clean up its practices relating to foreclosure, renegotiating loans and selling foreclosed properties.

THIS makes a lot of sense to me. I would be curious if anyone could rebut in an intelligent manner.


why is this only happening in Florida? we should be doing this in every state

i got dibbs on all the CA houses
2013-01-24 02:08:35 PM
1 votes:
Man it just reeks of sandy vaginas in here. I mean why do you people even give two shiats? BOA are goons and Floridians are dumb asses I say good on him.
2013-01-24 01:59:23 PM
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: rufus-t-firefly: Fark her. Maybe she should just worry about her own business and stop sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.

Concern that a 23-yo who calls himself "Loki Boy" might bring down her property value seems, to me, to be "her own business".


And as I asked earlier: what of BoA was to sell it to "Loki Boy" for a dollar? Would that make her STFU?
2013-01-24 01:58:27 PM
1 votes:
i know that neighborhood...they are probably more upset that someone is 'stealing' a house and they didn't think of it first. they probably have stolen more money than a thousand of burglars in the county.

i live in boca...or technically palm beach county (west boca).
2013-01-24 01:57:54 PM
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: I should claim "adverse possession" of the office bathroom. Lord knows I've exercised squatter's rights on that thing for over seven years!


To acquire property rights through adverse possession, your occupation of the property must be "open and notorious." Have you kept up that part of it?
2013-01-24 01:56:41 PM
1 votes:
Tea-Tard "logic":

Banksters/Wall Streeters steal trillions, farking the entire economy in the process, and destroying the lives of millions. -- Good for them! It's the true entrepreneurial spirit of boot strappy millionaire job creators!

One little brown dude works the system to get himself a single house. -- BURN HIM! BURN HIM AND ALL HIS RELATIVES! BURN HIS DOG! KILL! KILL! KILL!
2013-01-24 01:56:18 PM
1 votes:

Frozboz: FTA: Bank of America didn't respond to the Sun Sentinel's inquiry. And neither did Barbosa, a Brazilian national who refers to himself as "Loki Boy," after the Norse god of mischief.

Too funny. Ah, Florida. Is there anything you can't do?


Admit it: you would have a sad if Florida wasn't here.
2013-01-24 01:54:47 PM
1 votes:
and people said that the Occupy movement was a waste of time :D

WRONG

Occupy Florida!
2013-01-24 01:51:56 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: pag1107: Eventually the unwieldy, behemoth BofA will figure out he's in there and have him removed

It could be that they know he is there and don't care yet because he is what keeps the pipes from being ripped from the walls. I wonder if they can wait until the 11th hour then act to convict evict him, when they are ready to deal with the property.

2013-01-24 01:51:56 PM
1 votes:

deanis: HotWingConspiracy: It's just aggravating, she said, considering how hard she worked to be able to afford a house in the neighborhood.

I support him just to spite this snooty coont. I might send him a pizza.

How is she being snooty? saying that you worked hard to earn something? tough farking crowd around here.


To start with, she was suspicious of this "Brazilian national" living in this house, assuming he didn't belong there.

Then, she's pissed that BoA won't talk to her about buying the house so she can throw the guy out.

Fark her. Maybe she should just worry about her own business and stop sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.
2013-01-24 01:44:45 PM
1 votes:
Aww, sounds like somebody in the 1% is mad because somebody in the 99% is living next door.  Excuse me while I fail to give a shiat.
2013-01-24 01:31:32 PM
1 votes:
Rich folks upset that they have to live near the unwashed masses.

Nothing to see here.
2013-01-24 01:31:00 PM
1 votes:

Too_many_Brians: Hmmm. I'm in Florida and poor, maybe today I will go house hunting.


There's dozens of houses in my neighborhood that have been empty for at least 2 years.

Of course, not a single one of them have an ounce of anything that was made of copper left in them.

/The wife and I went to look at a house the other day that not only the regular stuff (AC, pool pumps, and well aerator equipment) stripped, but the copper thieves also took the time to pull the well pump out of the ground and steal it too.
2013-01-24 01:29:12 PM
1 votes:
I'd just burn the house down.
2013-01-24 01:28:08 PM
1 votes:

lennavan: ZAZ: In Massachusetts you can get a court order protecting your land from adverse possession. ("registered land")

In Connecticut the United States, they can kick you out of your home because they want to build a shopping mall and your home totes gets in their way.



FTFY
2013-01-24 01:27:01 PM
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: Rich Cream: quizzical: It is trespassing. But, per TFA, Bank of America hasn't gotten around to kicking the squatter off their land yet.

Ah. So. Civil matter = need charges.

It's Florida! Just sell the house and the new owner can just shoot the guy as a trespasser. "Stand your ground" and all that.

/or castle doctrine, whichever


Be sure to put him in a hoodie with skittles in the pocket.
2013-01-24 01:18:49 PM
1 votes:

Insatiable Jesus: Rich ratfarkers pissed that a brown person is ratfarking the system? LOL LOLOLLLLLLOL


Haha yeah, I have no idea how or why this is legal but it is kinda funny to watch the rich folks hem and haw over "OMG poor people"
2013-01-24 01:17:48 PM
1 votes:
Well, this might be a good case for "swatting". See what the guy looks like, say you saw someone with a gun break in...Swat shows up takes him out.....problem solved.

/wonder if this would happen in a state with the Castle doctrine that you can protect your house with deadly force....start squatting in someones vacation house...they show up and just shoot you.
2013-01-24 01:15:02 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: Enjoy paying the property taxes.


This. In Florida, to claim adverse possession, you have to pay property tax on the property.
2013-01-24 01:10:26 PM
1 votes:
The neighbor should just go squat there also. Are the laws to handle multiple squatters? If two people squat, and one goes out to the store, does their 7 year timer reset?
2013-01-24 01:10:06 PM
1 votes:
Getting something for nothing. The American Dream. USA USA USA
2013-01-24 01:09:13 PM
1 votes:

Sorias: Until the Government sends him a tax bill and takes it away anyway.


In the circle, the circle of life!
2013-01-24 01:07:03 PM
1 votes:
It's FL, he isn't a us citizen. How hard could it be to make him get lost in a swamp, with heavy shoes.
2013-01-24 01:03:46 PM
1 votes:
i'm assuming he has no money. How does he pay for electricity, water, internet? porn?
2013-01-24 01:01:59 PM
1 votes:
Enjoy paying the property taxes.
2013-01-24 01:01:58 PM
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Another problem that can be easily solved with a suitably motivated neighbor, a ski mask, and a bat with a nail in it.


One neighbor was willing to buy the house. I'll do the bat thing for half that.

/word
2013-01-24 01:01:37 PM
1 votes:
Problem: Squatters.
Solution: Don't fail to step foot in your house even once in 7 years.
2013-01-24 12:59:40 PM
1 votes:
I would never spend 2 years in FL.
 
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