HELP in Florida! - Posted by Ben in Ohio
Posted by Ben in Ohio on April 08, 2000 at 07:02:33:
On my recent visit to FLorida I found a partially built new SFH, under roof, CBS structure. This house was in the same state last year in November when I visited. A quick search in the MLS revealed the property owners from Maryland. My Realtor called them and he found out the owners had quit paying taxes on the property years ago and had assumed it was no longer their property.
My Realtor thinks it may be a tax sale scenario. He suggested that perhaps the builder (who is out of business)had purchased the lot at the annual tax sale. He is under the impression that a tax sale is not complete for a year or so, i.e., the original owner has time to get the taxes paid after the sale. If so, the builder would not be able to pass title upon completion, and thus may have abandonded the project.
Any FLoridians out there care to comment?