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Couple travels from Kansas to buy house in Cape Coral. They've been in a hotel ever since

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Couple travels from Kansas to buy house in Cape Coral. They've been in a hotel ever since
Couple travels from Kansas to buy house in Cape Coral. They've been in a hotel ever since

Couple travels from Kansas to buy house in Cape Coral.

They've been in a hotel ever since

TONIGHT━ FOX 4 IS INVESTIGATINGHOA ME-BUYING NIGHTMARE.A COUPLE JUST TRAVELED THOUSANDSOF MILES ACROSS THE COUNTRY,HOPING TO MOVE INTO THEIR BRANDNEW HOME IN Cape Coral, BUTENDED UP MOVING INTO A HOTELINSTEAD.

THANKS FOR STICKINGWITH US, I’M SHARI ARMSTRONG.PATRICK NOLAN IS ON VACATION.D ANI’M JANE MONREAL.FOX 4’S ROB MANCH HAS BEENLOOKING INTO THE ISSUE AND HASTHE STORY FROM CAPE CORAJan Watts AT LEAST GOT TO OKLOAT THE HOUSE TUESDAYBUT SHE STILL HASN’T SIGNEJan Watts, Wants To Move In:"Eve dryay it’s been, okay we’regoing to close today, okay we’regoing to close today.

So thebank is on standby, ethinsurance company’s on standby,the City’s on standby."(9s)WATTS SAYS, SHE AND HER HUSBANDONLY DISCOVERED THEY COULDN’TMOVE IN WHEN THEY GOT TO CapeCoral FROM KANSAS.Jan Watts, "We were suddlyentold that the permits were notin order at City Hall.

So we’vebeen staying in a motel sinceSaturday the 10th."(9s)SO WHILE THEY’VE BEEN STAYINHERE FOR THE PAST 8 DAYS, ALLTHEIR FURNITURE HAS BEEN SITTINGHERE."Fortunately the builder openedup the garage for us when wefirst gohet re so it’s notsitting in a parking lot orsomething somewhere."(6s)ONE LOOK AT THE PEITRM FOR THEWATTS HOUSE SHOWS A LOT IS STILLMISSING.WE SPOKE WITH THE REALTOFORRTHE SELLER OF THE PROPERTY ONTHE PHONE, AND HE ASSURED US LALTHE INSPECTIONS WERE BEING DONEBY A PRIVATE INSPECTION COMPANY,AND WOULD BE COMPLET SEDHORTLY.BUT THAT’S ALSO WHAT HE’S TOLDTHE WATTS FOR THE PAST WEEK."Somebody needs to notifysomebody when one line ismissing and it’s holding upsomething for two or threeweek"s.(6s)AND WATTS SAYS, SHE’S MET PEOPLEAT THE PERMIT OFFICE IN EVENWORSE SITUATIONS."We ran into one lady that’sbeen waiting five months.

Shehad to go rent an apartment."(5s)WE ASKED THE CITY IF IT’S SEEINGAN UPTICK IN PERMIT REQUESTS,AND IT RESPONDED QUOTE "Thenumber of building permitsissued in 2021 will exceedhe tnumber issued last year andadditional positions were addedto address the increase."BUT AS FOR THE WATTS SITUATIONTHE CITY SAYS, IT’S NOT ATFAULT, STATING QUOTE "The numberof permit applications hasnothing to do with their livingsituation."THE REALTOR FOR THE SELLER SSAYTHE WATTS WILL LIKELY SIGN ONWEDNESDAY.THEY HOPE THAT’S THE TRUTH.Jan Watts, Trying To Buy Home:"That’s where we’re at, justwaiting for something tohappen."(5s)THE WATTS TELL ME THEY’EVALREADY SPENT WELL OVER ATHOUSAND DOLLARS BETWEEN HOTELCOSTS AND EANGTI OUT JUSTWAITING FOR THEIR HOUSE TO BEFINISHED.THEY’RE WARNING OTHERS TO KEMASURE THE SELLER HAS ACERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY BEF