This is a true story of a rather haunted sale...The property was owned by a 79-year-old husband and his wife who was 71 years of age. Title was held in Joint Tenancy. The Husband was deceased. The escrow officer reviewed the supplementary affidavit and death certificate needed for this type of transaction involving joint tenancy survivorship. Everything was in order to close.
Additionally, the son had power of attorney to sign on behalf of his mother.
The escrow officer questioned the son as to the reason of the POA and was told his mother was competent and alive but was unable to come to closing.
The escrow officer left the closing room to check on funding and the son followed her, making a request for the seller's proceeds to be wired…