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Couple Finally Evicts Squatters from Home
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:50:41 AM »

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We hear a lot about people who have lost their homes to the subprime mortgage crisis. But one property owner's attempt to help someone buy his house backfired.  It becomes a cautionary tale about financing options for people desperate to buy or sell a house.We first told you last month about the family in Nixa and how their efforts to remove a squatter from their home seemed to be going nowhere. Now there has been a major change in the situation.It all began in September when a family in Christian County tried to sell their home.  They found a buyer and sold the house as a contract for deed, meaning they would finance the buyer rather than going through a lender.  The homeowners thought they were helping the buyer out during a tough economic downturn.But it turned out to be a decision that would haunt them for months - with a bounced check and lots of excuses.In September, Roger Rekate allowed a man named Jeffrey Denton, Denton's girlfriend, and the couple's children to move into his home near Nixa. Yet Rekate is still paying the mortgage on the house.  "He seemed like an honest guy," Rekate says of Denton.Rekate says Denton wrote a check for $6,000, which bounced. Weeks, then months, passed and the excuses Denton made piled up.   "And we're to the point now, where we need to get them out and get the property sold," Rekate said.  He repeatedly asked Denton to move out of the house, with no luck. By early this year, Rekate was at the end of his rope and turned to the courts for help.  After several delays, the courts finally ordered Denton to pay $25,500 in back payments and fees to Rekate by March 11.  That day came and went with no payment. "We prayed with them. We've offered to move it to storage 3 to 4 months ago, and we had to follow the law to get the order, and that's what it came to today,"  Rekate says.Last week, the Christian County Sheriff's department served an eviction order on Denton.  Today, with a court order in hand, Rekate and his wife stepped into the house they hadn't been inside for months.The Rekates were not alone.  Several other people were there today to confront Denton, claiming they had been scammed by him over the years.  Dennis Jansen was president of a local tractor-pulling association, when he claims Denton wrote a bad check for hundreds of dollars to his organization in 2005.  "He kept avoiding me," says Jansen.Landscaper John Talley says Denton defaulted on a $550 job to remove stumps on his property.  "I probably called him like 200 times 200 times, been out here at least a dozen times, all I've heard is excuses." And Bob Hribar, whose daughter has been at Denton's side for the past two years, says Denton owes him $15,000 after selling a vehicle he co-signed for.  As the group gathers at the house, Hribar's daughters pulls up to the house with the man many have been looking for.  Denton is not happy to see the group, or news reporters on hand.  Denton told Rekate he would get the $25,500 check to him Monday afternoon.  But for Rekate, it's too little, too late.  "Just let us move our stuff out, Rogers - I'll have it all out today," Denton pleaded.
"No, no, we're helping you. It's over Jeff. You know the system better than anybody, and I pray you understand where we're at," said Rekate. "We made every payment for seven months. You understand? That's a lot buddy. Let's get moving!" A Christian County Sheriff's deputy was on hand Monday to make sure Denton and his girlfriend get off the property.  "You've got to leave.  I posted notice last week," the deputy tells them.  When asked about the bad checks and the agreement on the house, Denton tells reporters, "No comment to you." Denton and his girlfriend eventually left the house, but said they plan to come back for their belongings.  Rekate and his friends moved those possessions to the street.  For Rekate and his wife, the confrontation brings a six month ordeal to a close."With the mortgage, the home equity, they attorney fees, and that just added up." Yet when Denton comes back later with a moving truck, he claims it is him to remains the victim in this situation.  "You happy?  I'm out of a home."  When asked where they planned to go from here, Denton and his girlfriend didn't give an answer.  As for the Rekates, they plan to clean the house, get it inspected, and relist it on the market.  They hope to get it sold quickly since they've been paying two mortgages. They say there's a lesson in this. Do a background check on any buyer, and leave the financial details to the banks and lenders.
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Re: Couple Finally Evicts Squatters from Home
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 11:26:13 AM »
What a nightmare!  I used to be a landlord in Kansas City, owned 2 duplexes, and even though we did background and credit checks, we got stuck with non paying tenants for months while waiting for the court system.  That is why I will never be a landlord again.
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Re: Couple Finally Evicts Squatters from Home
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 06:02:41 PM »
 We did a Contract for Deed on a house and property and all parties met with an attorney who helped set up and legalize the paperwork and terms.
Mom was the recipient of the down payment and monthly payments, and had a few months of them being very late, but they never got more than a few weeks behind, plus they made numerous upgrades inside.  A few years down the road they were able to scrape up enough money to pay it off early. 
I guess Mom was pretty lucky, but since the whole thing was my idea, I am extremely grateful for the way it turned out.
The experiences we had with outright rental property was 50/50.

This squaters thing reminds me of what MRSYUKONJACK and her husband went through.  Scarey. 
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Re: Couple Finally Evicts Squatters from Home
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 06:45:16 AM »
The Christian county prosecutor filed charges late today, against a man who squatted in a family's home for months.


           


40-year-old Jeff Denton has been charged with stealing and passing a bad check, both felonies.





You may remember a Christian county family sold their house contract for deed to Denton.





That meant Denton would pay them monthly payments, rather than a lender.





Yet the family says Denton’s check bounced, and he refused to move out for more than six months.





Denton was finally removed from the home, when a court order was issued last month.





The prosecutor says the stealing charge stems from the fact that Denton stayed in that house for so long without paying.





The bad check charge stems from the 67-hundred dollar check that bounced back in October.





Denton was booked into the Christian county jail today, and could face up to 14 years in jail if convicted.


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Re: Couple Finally Evicts Squatters from Home
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 12:58:19 PM »
Good.
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