FLORIDA – Did elderly Naples couple lose home over 10 cents?
NAPLES, Fla – Lots of people run into problems paying their homeowners’ association fees at one point or another. And an elderly Naples couple, Phil and Sally Duplers, is no different. They tried making good and pay up, but lost their $1,000,000 home when their homeowners’ associated foreclosed on the house anyway.
The couple tells 4 In Your Corner it’s been a tough couple of years. “We ran into financial problems. I’ve been quite sick,” said Sally Dupler. She had a stroke, and the couple missed about 6 months of HOA dues. “It was about $3,500 approximately,” Sally added.
After several attempts at collecting, the Serafina Association at Tiburon in Naples started to foreclose on the home last October. And in May, a Collier County judge decided the Duplers owed approximately $7,000, plus any additional interest and fees. On June 3, the Duplers paid the amount they thought they owed — $6980.24, the amount stated on the final judgment.
But the check was 10 cents short. “That was my fault; I added it up wrong,” admitted Sally Dupler. On June 9th, The Duplers’ home was sold in a foreclosure sale. Read more: