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2022-12-04 9:19:11 AM  
Dahmer's house or what? I refuse to give the Fox News fascists any clicks.
 
2022-12-04 9:20:22 AM  
How sad to die without anyone noticing.
 
2022-12-04 9:20:31 AM  
But the house has great bones ...

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2022-12-04 9:21:27 AM  
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2022-12-04 9:22:22 AM  
It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized.

Probably because the light going downstairs was out and the guy doing the pre-sale inspection said "Nope"
 
2022-12-04 9:22:46 AM  
I think the home inspector has some splainin to do.
 
2022-12-04 9:27:53 AM  
Sounds like a tiny house. Also, since it went through a sheriffs sale, it probably was sold very cheaply. Otherwise, you would think a home inspector and/or the underwriter would've noticed a decomposing body in the basement. He probably circumvented all that and just dropped cash or something. Yet another reason to always get a home inspection, regardless of circumstances. Even a new construction.
 
2022-12-04 9:28:17 AM  
Cleveland Heights authorities said the man purchased the home through a sheriff's sale

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2022-12-04 9:29:41 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized.

Probably because the light going downstairs was out and the guy doing the pre-sale inspection said "Nope"


It was a foreclosure auction.

Still befuddles my mind that no one would've noticed.  Surely they at least do the bare minimum to look around the place before selling foreclosures?  Or even before you put it up for foreclosure in the first place?  Oh yeah, the person isn't paying because they're dead!
 
2022-12-04 9:30:01 AM  
I didn't read the comments.  Being fox news, how many people thought the previous resident had information that would have finally sent Hillary to prison.
 
2022-12-04 9:31:30 AM  
Who issued the death certificate?
 
2022-12-04 9:31:48 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Cleveland Heights authorities said the man purchased the home through a sheriff's sale

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Incorrect meme use. All funny votes ruled ironic.
 
2022-12-04 9:32:01 AM  

Hey Nurse!: Sounds like a tiny house. Also, since it went through a sheriffs sale, it probably was sold very cheaply. Otherwise, you would think a home inspector and/or the underwriter would've noticed a decomposing body in the basement. He probably circumvented all that and just dropped cash or something. Yet another reason to always get a home inspection, regardless of circumstances. Even a new construction.


Underwriters visit the home?

/serious question, I had no idea.
 
2022-12-04 9:33:24 AM  

TheCableGuy: Hey Nurse!: Sounds like a tiny house. Also, since it went through a sheriffs sale, it probably was sold very cheaply. Otherwise, you would think a home inspector and/or the underwriter would've noticed a decomposing body in the basement. He probably circumvented all that and just dropped cash or something. Yet another reason to always get a home inspection, regardless of circumstances. Even a new construction.

Underwriters visit the home?

/serious question, I had no idea.


They usually do a drive by and take photographs. On an older home, they generally check major foundation issues. That's been my experience, at least. We just built a brand new house and they came out and took photographs of it before we could close.
 
2022-12-04 9:36:09 AM  

Publikwerks: I think the home inspector has some splainin to do.


I doubt there was one for a sheriff's sale.
 
2022-12-04 9:37:46 AM  
Subby, I award you one Internet. Come out and take your bow.
 
2022-12-04 9:38:08 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Who issued the death certificate?


certainly not the person still cashing her Social Security checks.

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized.

Probably because the light going downstairs was out and the guy doing the pre-sale inspection said "Nope"


It's cops.  They didn't do shiat.

/"What's that smell?"
//"Sorry, I had scrapple for breakfast."
 
2022-12-04 9:39:51 AM  

Intrepid00: Giant Clown Shoe: Cleveland Heights authorities said the man purchased the home through a sheriff's sale

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Incorrect meme use. All funny votes ruled ironic.


I'm going to appeal this ruling.

The Drake meme communicates either "don't like/ do like" or "don't believe/ there it is"

/study it out
 
2022-12-04 9:40:00 AM  
"It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized."

I have a theory!
 
2022-12-04 9:41:50 AM  

eclecticman666: How sad to die without anyone noticing.


Thanks corporate  America. It's sad that every just shrugged and foreclosed, listed, and sold the place right from under the owner.  Jfc. fark business people.
 
2022-12-04 9:42:02 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Who issued the death certificate?


Same guy that buried the survivors.
 
2022-12-04 9:42:27 AM  

mekkab: NewportBarGuy: Who issued the death certificate?

certainly not the person still cashing her Social Security checks.

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized.

Probably because the light going downstairs was out and the guy doing the pre-sale inspection said "Nope"

It's cops.  They didn't do shiat.

/"What's that smell?"
//"Sorry, I had scrapple for breakfast."


Cops don't do home inspections
 
2022-12-04 9:43:13 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Intrepid00: Giant Clown Shoe: Cleveland Heights authorities said the man purchased the home through a sheriff's sale

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Incorrect meme use. All funny votes ruled ironic.

I'm going to appeal this ruling.

The Drake meme communicates either "don't like/ do like" or "don't believe/ there it is"

/study it out


If you have to explain...
 
2022-12-04 9:45:29 AM  

jake3988: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized.

Probably because the light going downstairs was out and the guy doing the pre-sale inspection said "Nope"

It was a foreclosure auction.

Still befuddles my mind that no one would've noticed.  Surely they at least do the bare minimum to look around the place before selling foreclosures?  Or even before you put it up for foreclosure in the first place?  Oh yeah, the person isn't paying because they're dead!


That's just the tip of the farking iceberg.  A not short list of people just shrugged.  It's actually making me mad. fark me.
 
2022-12-04 9:57:41 AM  
A sheriff sale is when the county forecloses on a property for tax purposes.  There is no inspection or typically financing done.  It's cash only, as is.
 
2022-12-04 10:03:55 AM  
And the auction winner might not even own the house anymore, if the deceased had a will or family member with a lawyer.  No?
 
2022-12-04 10:10:33 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: And the auction winner might not even own the house anymore, if the deceased had a will or family member with a lawyer.  No?


If it's auctioned for tax payments, it belongs to the buyer. No takesie backsies on that.
 
2022-12-04 10:12:44 AM  

mrmopar5287: Nana's Vibrator: And the auction winner might not even own the house anymore, if the deceased had a will or family member with a lawyer.  No?

If it's auctioned for tax payments, it belongs to the buyer. No takesie backsies on that.


I'd just assume the deceased dying prior to receiving a tax bill would have something to say about that - though I didn't read TFA to see if there was a time or cause of death.
 
2022-12-04 10:23:45 AM  

jake3988: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized.

Probably because the light going downstairs was out and the guy doing the pre-sale inspection said "Nope"

It was a foreclosure auction.

Still befuddles my mind that no one would've noticed.  Surely they at least do the bare minimum to look around the place before selling foreclosures?  Or even before you put it up for foreclosure in the first place?  Oh yeah, the person isn't paying because they're dead!


I originally tried to buy my house on a short sale. I was able to go through and inspect it at the time. The bank then turned down the offer and foreclosed. I went to the auction thinking I was fortunate because you had to buy foreclosures sight unseen and I already knew it was in decent shape. Turned out to be a sham though as the bank agent was just rebuying all the properties uncontested at the opening bid. The guy would say how high he was willing to go when he made the initial bid to scare off everybody else. The number was way over market value. I suppose they were getting bailouts. Made me want to go bid on every one of his auctions just to raise some tax money.
 
2022-12-04 10:30:48 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I'd just assume the deceased dying prior to receiving a tax bill would have something to say about that


What matters is when the death was discovered and the death certificate is issued. Legally, the house was foreclosed on for whatever reason (mortgage not paid and the bank did it, or taxes not paid and the county did it) and sold. The sale is final because nothing illegal happened - it was just no one noticed the prior owner was deceased.

It doesn't make a good legal case to say the sale should be unwound and the house goes to [insert person named in their will, or to whomever the estate goes to by law] because that farks with all the other stuff where the house was legally transferred for non payment of something.
 
2022-12-04 10:31:16 AM  
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2022-12-04 10:38:32 AM  

bluorangefyre: The Klopek family unavailable for comment.


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2022-12-04 10:47:44 AM  
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Oh, that's nasty..
 
2022-12-04 10:50:18 AM  
How, on God's Green Earth, do you NOT notice something like that?
 
2022-12-04 10:52:44 AM  

Hey Nurse!: Sounds like a tiny house. Also, since it went through a sheriffs sale, it probably was sold very cheaply. Otherwise, you would think a home inspector and/or the underwriter would've noticed a decomposing body in the basement. He probably circumvented all that and just dropped cash or something. Yet another reason to always get a home inspection, regardless of circumstances. Even a new construction.


These sales in my area you cannot inspect or go inside.  You can walk the property but that's it which is why they go so cheap.   Mostly it's flippers buying them so they really don't care what's inside it the property they want.
 
2022-12-04 10:55:54 AM  
No family, no friends. Died alone and nobody noticed or cared.

Sad.
 
2022-12-04 11:00:03 AM  

Big_Doofus: No family, no friends. Died alone and nobody noticed or cared.

Sad.


It is.   This happened to a lady around the corner from me.  Decrepit house severely overgrown, she dumped he cat litter in the street.  I would not even walk my dogs on that side of the street.
Anyway one day there was massive crews there clearing everything, I asked and it turns out she died and nobody noticed for months.... her cats ate her.
 
2022-12-04 11:09:27 AM  

mrmopar5287: Nana's Vibrator: I'd just assume the deceased dying prior to receiving a tax bill would have something to say about that

What matters is when the death was discovered and the death certificate is issued. Legally, the house was foreclosed on for whatever reason (mortgage not paid and the bank did it, or taxes not paid and the county did it) and sold. The sale is final because nothing illegal happened - it was just no one noticed the prior owner was deceased.

It doesn't make a good legal case to say the sale should be unwound and the house goes to [insert person named in their will, or to whomever the estate goes to by law] because that farks with all the other stuff where the house was legally transferred for non payment of something.


Sounds like stealing to me, but okay.
 
2022-12-04 11:13:09 AM  

bisi: Sounds like stealing to me


How and why?
 
2022-12-04 11:15:50 AM  

mrmopar5287: Nana's Vibrator: And the auction winner might not even own the house anymore, if the deceased had a will or family member with a lawyer.  No?

If it's auctioned for tax payments, it belongs to the buyer. No takesie backsies on that.


Not true in all cases. Some places the "true" owner can pay you off plus interest and get it back. No idea on the time limit.
 
2022-12-04 11:21:25 AM  

FarkingChas: Some places the "true" owner can pay you off plus interest and get it back. No idea on the time limit.


I had wondered about that because I remember how the private street around Nancy Pelosi (and others') homes had been forgotten about with taxes, defaulted, and some guy bought the street at the tax auction. I'm pretty sure that sale was voided/unwound because we never heard another thing about it and I assumed that since it inconvenienced someone rich and politically connected that they would undo a sale like that.
 
2022-12-04 11:25:52 AM  
Here's basically what happened. She died, probably falling down the basement stairs. Neighbors didn't notice/care they hadn't seen her. May have been a shut in. So, her property taxes didn't get paid and I'm guessing the house was paid off, so the only other people that would give a shiat about that house was the city/county for tax reasons. A

After 3 notices and 90 days past due, they went up and put an eviction notice on the house. After another 30 days, they had a locksmith change the locks and put it up for auction.

That's it. 

No inspections, no investigation. They didn't pay taxes so either they left, died, or otherwise weren't there and no one was paying the taxes so gimme house.
 
2022-12-04 11:28:45 AM  

NutWrench: "It is not immediately known why the body was not found before the home purchase was finalized."

I have a theory!


It must be bunnies!
 
2022-12-04 11:33:38 AM  

ctighe2353: Big_Doofus: No family, no friends. Died alone and nobody noticed or cared.

Sad.

It is.   This happened to a lady around the corner from me.  Decrepit house severely overgrown, she dumped he cat litter in the street.  I would not even walk my dogs on that side of the street.
Anyway one day there was massive crews there clearing everything, I asked and it turns out she died and nobody noticed for months.... her cats ate her.


Daaaang
 
2022-12-04 11:36:27 AM  
The incident is under investigation.

By whom? The folks who missed the body in the first place? Or the folks who had a "sheriff's sale" of the house?

The address, from a quick search, appears to be 2751 Noble Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121. What's bizarre is that it looks like it was sold in 2015 for $16.5K, and she was registered to vote in 2016.

Who knows when she died?!
 
2022-12-04 11:36:44 AM  

mrmopar5287: bisi: Sounds like stealing to me

How and why?


I don't know, the fact that they can take your whole house for not paying taxes (BECAUSE YOU'RE ROTTING AWAY IN THE BASEMENT) is just wild to me, for one.
Secondly, any heirs got screwed. Will they be compensated for this?
 
2022-12-04 11:36:45 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I didn't read TFA


This guy gets it
 
2022-12-04 11:37:16 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: And the auction winner might not even own the house anymore, if the deceased had a will or family member with a lawyer.  No?


Ownership went to the county when taxes were not paid. The deceased's interest ceased to exist.
 
2022-12-04 11:41:16 AM  

bisi: any heirs got screwed. Will they be compensated for this?


Most like not compensated. Why would they be owed compensation and by whom? The house defaulted to someone else (bank or county) and was sold.
 
2022-12-04 11:50:09 AM  

mrmopar5287: bisi: any heirs got screwed. Will they be compensated for this?

Most like not compensated. Why would they be owed compensation and by whom? The house defaulted to someone else (bank or county) and was sold.


That was a rhetorical question.
I don't doubt what you're saying, the whole system is just farking weird to me.

It would not have "defaulted" to the county if they had bothered to look inside before changing the locks. How is this not standard procedure?
 
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