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UER Forum > Archived US: South > Interesting squatter case in Texas (Viewed 1822 times)
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Interesting squatter case in Texas
< on 7/16/2011 1:30 PM >
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A guy moved into an abandoned home, paid 16 bucks to fill out a form, and claims he owns it:
http://agentgenius...e-cant-remove-him/

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 1 on 7/16/2011 3:06 PM >
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He will need to pay property taxes unless he's a senior citizen, although even then he would need to pay the back taxes on the property.
So the story is misleading.

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 2 on 7/16/2011 3:36 PM >
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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 3 on 7/16/2011 4:22 PM >
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Posted by MrSivalls
He will need to pay property taxes unless he's a senior citizen, although even then he would need to pay the back taxes on the property.
So the story is misleading.


Pay the government back taxes? Absolutely. The real question is: who is the owner? The bank who owns the mortgage or the mortgagee who hasn't paid his loans? Either way, sounds like if the owner leaves the property to rot, it goes back to the city or to anyone who can claim usufructory ownership.

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 4 on 7/16/2011 8:18 PM >
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Holy shit, that's like a 10 minute drive from my house. Gimme an hour or so, I'll go check it out.

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 5 on 7/16/2011 8:28 PM >
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Here's a tv interview filmed in the house.

http://www.khou.co...ews/125627758.html

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 6 on 7/17/2011 12:36 AM >
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so there are squatters rights in Texas..I thought so...sweet, maybe I should take advantage of this as well lol

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 7 on 7/17/2011 1:08 AM >
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Took a drive and stopped by the house in question.

1. This is the house in question. Not bad for $16!!!


2. The dude even has himself a nice Santa Fe... Wonder how he screwed honest citizens out of it?


3. He has no trespassing signs EVERYWHERE.





I went up and knocked on the door, the dude came and talked to me for a minute or two, but he absolutely refused to let me get him on camera and only told me what the article already had established before he asked me to leave and not take any more pictures, in not so nice words.



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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 8 on 7/17/2011 1:19 AM >
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Damn. Interesting stuff Capt. Slow. Thanks for popping over. I think the guy is stupid for not talking to more people. I doubt he'll get away with ownership of the house, but in this bad economy, if he acted friendly and pushed this, he could get a nice book deal for the story of his living rent free for a year or however long he can pull it off.

On the other hand the neighbors have prolly been hating at full blast.

PS...as long as you are in the hood, will you pick me up one of those houses, I will send you 20 dollars. Keep the change.
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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 9 on 7/18/2011 9:24 PM >
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That story is taking off....even Time Mag.

http://news.google...4iqKMg07A&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1366&bih=525&wrapid=tljp1311024034942036&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ncl=d5s89_N9C2o3e_MgTQZruf8 YUEeJM&ei=rqMkToigJubRiALM59TfCQ&sa=X&oi=news_result&ct=more-results&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCIQqgIwAA

Link to the array of stories fails...but if you punch in: squatter flower mound.....to google news you see the spread.
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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 10 on 7/18/2011 11:01 PM >
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so wheres the official $16 uer mansion going to be?

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 11 on 7/19/2011 3:50 AM >
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How can he stand to be there in the heat of the Texas summer with no electricity or water? It's crazy man...

I can't believe you just walked up to the door and knocked Captain_Slow...

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 12 on 7/19/2011 4:01 AM >
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Posted by MIM-14
How can he stand to be there in the heat of the Texas summer with no electricity or water? It's crazy man...


i bet the chance at owning a 300,000$ home for under $20 helps him put up with it.


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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 13 on 7/19/2011 4:36 AM >
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LOL, this is funny. As long as he is doing it legally, and using legal means to do it, more power to him. I think it's funny that his neighbors are all pissed off.

Too many of the wealthy and "otherwise removed from real life" individuals make all nice and pretty as long as it doesn't affect them. But when it happens in their back yard, then they get all up in arms and act like its criminal. The guy is following the law. What more can you ask? I hope he gets the damn thing.

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 14 on 7/19/2011 4:42 AM >
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Damn right^

If those neighbors had known about this, they'd have been mowing the lawn and putting a few chairs in there to claim ownership as well, and they would SAY they were doing it to protect their own home.

Also, who knows whether or not the squatter is really spending all that much time there. I do hope Capt. Slow keeps an eye on it.

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 15 on 7/19/2011 11:32 AM >
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Posted by denvereen
Damn right^

If those neighbors had known about this, they'd have been mowing the lawn and putting a few chairs in there to claim ownership as well, and they would SAY they were doing it to protect their own home.

Also, who knows whether or not the squatter is really spending all that much time there. I do hope Capt. Slow keeps an eye on it.


I'll pop by again in acouple days to see how mainstream media attention is affecting the guy

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 16 on 7/19/2011 11:39 AM >
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Posted by MIM-14
I can't believe you just walked up to the door and knocked Captain_Slow...


Eh, what's he gonna do? The police are watching him like a hawk and he knows it, he knows if he so much as laid a finger on me or said the wrong thing in a loud enough voice and the cops would be all over him for 'assualt' and drag him out of the house.



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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 17 on 7/19/2011 11:58 AM >
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Let's see how long he stays in the house. He needs to pay off the back taxes, be able to afford the current taxes based on current assessments - which won't be pretty for a house of that size and neighborhood, and maintain or improve upon the property per law for him to keep the land.

I don't know how I feel about that. I just bought my first house by saving, saving and saving, and put 20% down and used a conventional mortgage. I bought within my means (cheaper than renting!), sacrificed some things and made amends. There is an abandoned house next door that I've been kicking squatters out of. And there is Section 8 housing next door that the tenants hardly maintain or do much with except deal drugs out of. I'd probably be one of the neighbors up in arms o_o

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 18 on 7/19/2011 7:29 PM >
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The comments in this article give the clearest picture of the situation yet:

http://gawker.com/...as-neighbor-issues

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Re: Interesting squatter case in Texas
<Reply # 19 on 7/19/2011 7:57 PM >
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Somebody should try this to save an abandonment http://en.wikipedi...Adverse_possession

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