First-time real estate investor Terry Jordan in Tate County, Mississippi, thought she scored a steal in Senatobia. Her husband recently lost his job, so the couple turned to the opportunity-rich distressed real estate market “to help them while they go through a tough time,” according to WREG.com.
They settled on a nearby fixer-upper that they hoped would generate quick cashflow. And by all accounts, did everything that most buyers are supposed to do, hiring a local agent, touring the property three times and then making an offer that was ultimately accepted.
There was just one problem: After sinking “thousands” of dollars into their newly-purchased investment property — new roof, electrical upgrades, etc. — the Jordan’s learned that they were sold “the wrong house.” Indeed, a post-sale property survey revealed that a nearby ‘pitiful’ home that is half the size and filled with mold, was actually the one that was legally purchased.
The agency that showed and sold her the “wrong” home has since explained that the mortgage company “gave them misinformation.” Nonetheless, at this moment in time, the Jordan’s are still without a resolution to the fiasco, owning a home they don’t want and having sunk thousands into another that isn’t legally theirs because of a very odd (and large) mistake.
And, in the process, giving new definitions to old familiar foreclosure expressions such as “buyer beware” and “as-is.”
Check out a video from the local news broadcast that details the sticky situation: