Estate in Louisiana

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  1. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Estate in Louisiana

    An interesting tale for law and history buffs...
    Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina often caused residents to be
    > challenged to prove home titles back hundreds of years. That is
    > because of community history stretching back over two centuries during
    > which houses were passed along through generations of family,
    > sometimes making it quite difficult to establish a paper trail of
    > ownership.
    > A New Orleans lawyer sought a FHA rebuilding loan for a client. He was
    > told the loan would be granted upon submission of satisfactory proof
    > of ownership of the parcel of property as it was being offered as
    > collateral. It took the lawyer 3 months, but he was able to prove
    > title to the property dating back to 1803. After sending the
    > information to the FHA, he received the following reply.
    > (Actual reply from FHA):
    > "Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application,
    > we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While
    > we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented
    > the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to
    > the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval
    > can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its
    > origin."
    > And here is the great letter the lawyer responded with:
    > (Actual response):
    > "Your letter regarding title in Case No.189156 has been received. I
    > note that you wish to have proof of title extended further than the
    > 206 years already covered in the present application. I was unaware
    > that any educated person in this country, particularly those working
    > with real property, would not know that Louisiana was purchased by the
    > United States from France in 1803 , the year of origin of title
    > identified in our application. For the edification of uninformed FHA
    > bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was
    > obtained from France, which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from
    > Spain. The land came into the possession of Spain by Right of
    > Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher
    > Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to
    > India by the Spanish monarch, Queen Isabella. The good Queen
    > Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful about titles as
    > the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing of the Pope
    > before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus 's expedition. Now the
    > Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ, the
    > Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world.
    > Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that
    > part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would be the owner
    > of origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of time,
    > the world as we know it, and the FHA. I hope you find God's original
    > claim to be satisfactory.
    > Now, may we have our damn reconstruction loan?"
    > The loan was immediately approved.
    isialk, livinthelife, KS95B40 and 8 others like this.
  2. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 28, 2015
    I absolutly love it!

  3. Colorado Sonny

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    Sep 25, 2015

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