NAMPA, ID (KTVB/NBC) - A Treasure Valley woman bought a home in Nampa, ID, only to find out later that she only owns half of it. She owns the front half of the property, while someone else owns the back half.
At age 76, Betty Galloway was looking to settle down in Nampa. She is retired and lives on Social Security. The widow and mother of five sold her home in Georgia, planning to use the money to buy a home here.
"I'd been looking around at homes that I could afford that I could pay outright for," Galloway said.
One day, Kathy Meyers showed up at her front door.
"And said that she owned the patio and the backyard," Galloway said.
Meyers, who owns the back half of the property, works in mortgage lending and said she has never seen anything like this.
For now, Galloway is staying with her son in Boise.
"I bought it thinking the whole house because that's what was on the brochure. You know, the realtor's brochure," Galloway said.
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