...after handing over a check for $150,000, Helm was stunned to learn that the photo was of a house next door to the vacant 3,600-square-foot lot he’d actually been bidding on. The lot, which doesn’t even have a water connection, has an assessed value of $4,000, the Marin Independent Journal reports.
Marin broker Jeff Helm said he had a title company research this and this is the 1st time in 10yrs this has happened to him. Maybe the title company gave him bad information, but too bad. Because the county doesn't care. It's cash only. No returns. All sales final.