Wednesday, October 15, 2014


From the Daytona Beach News Journal:  Six months after building a large custom house with an ocean view, Missouri residents Mark and Brenda Voss learned of a big problem – it’s on the wrong lot. 
Their three-story vacation rental house with an estimated construction value of $680,000 actually sits on the lot next to the one they own in the gated Ocean Hammock resort community.
“We are in total disbelief, just amazed this could happen,” said Mark Voss, who owns a property management and real estate company in central Missouri. “We may have moved (to Ocean Hammock) someday. But, with this headache and grief, we’re not so sure. The Midwest is looking pretty good right now.”
The Voss’s builder, Keystone Homes, which is based in Ormond Beach but builds primarily in Flagler County, has contacted the two lot owners and other parties and is trying to negotiate a settlement, said Robbie Richmond, company vice president.
“The buck stops with the builder. We know that. We are in the process of trying to schedule a conference call and find a fair resolution without the lawyers,” Richmond said. “I have built about 600 homes in Flagler County and this has never happened to me before. It does happen, but it’s rare.”
The obvious solution is to switch lots with the other land owners.  But attorneys are involved and so this may drag on for months or years because of the lawyers.
And they must build things cheap down in Florida: The house has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. It also includes a home theater, game room and screened-in pool.  The house is a 3 story and is over 5000 square feet and has 2 garages.
The cost of building the house is $680,000

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