Friday, July 22, 2011

Texas: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free....and YOUR SQUATTERS

If someone you knew claimed to have bought a new house for $16, you'd probably expect it to be a rundown hovel.

But for Kenneth Robinson, that princely sum could see him as the new owner of a $300,000 home in an well-manicured part of Flower Mound, Texas.

On June 17, Mr Robinson took advantage of a little known TEXAS LAW to move into the abandoned home.

The house had been in foreclosure for more than a year and its owner walked away. Then, the mortgage company went bust.

After months of research, Mr Robinson used the obscure law 'adverse possession', filled out some paperwork costing just $16, and moved some of his belongings into the home.

The full story is HERE.

What state is this? TEXAS........Who's the Governor there? Rick Perry......Could this is an extension of the philosophy in His Dream Act?
As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.” ~Rick Perry   (emphasis is mine)
Perhaps in Texas, there is a predisposition to these types of events? Now I know that The Dream act deals with giving free or no cost education to illegals, but aren't squatters just as needy? Isn't the State of Texas basically looking the other way when they allow squatters to take over properties? What do you think this does to the property vales in those neighborhoods where this is happening? Is the state of Texas looking out for those property owners and tax payers?

Lets hope that what happens in Texas stays in Texas....Oh wait, that's Vegas.

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Anonymous said...

Good find, Bosman. I hope it's not coming to a neighborhood near me.


Anonymous said...

I'm a little weirded out by the "si se puede" (yes we can) at the end of the Perry quote. Isn't that rather Obamaesque?

Anonymous said...

Oh, my Anon! Not knowing Spanish....that is......"troubling"!! That would be a good ad for a Perry opponent, wouldn't it?!

Anonymous said...

"Adverse Possession" was one of the most intriguing laws I remember from law school. Yes, what this man did was legal. I always applied the law to homes in rural areas. Never thought it could be done in an urban setting like this. But with so many abandoned homes and mortgage companies tanking, adversely possessing a home like is totally possible. Hopefully, we can see a new trend with people adversely possessing homes.