Widow who refused to sell house changes mind; gets $1.5M


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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A widow who repeatedly refused to sell her Florida town house to one of the world's largest time-share companies has finally given in.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Westgate Lakes LLC paid 83-year-old Julieta Corredor $1.5 million for the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo she and her late husband bought 32 years ago. That's about 10 times more than the couple paid.

Her refusal to sell led to a dispute that held up Westgate's efforts to build a pair of high-rise towers in Orlando.

The parties announced a resolution to the dispute two months ago, but neither side could discuss the sale price or details because of a confidentiality clause.

The Sentinel calculated the sale price based on tax stamps levied on public property-transfer documents. The comptroller's office says the figure is accurate.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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