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Should You Be Worried About People Buying Your Street to Charge for Parking?

It happened to this wealthy street in San Francisco.

One of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco, Presidio Terrace, was just purchased by Tina Lam and Michael Chang from a city-run auction due to an unpaid tax bill, the SF Chronicle reported. The reason? The area's homeowners association accidentally sent their $14-a-year property tax bill to an outdated address for three decades. 

Presidio's Terrace's street and sidewalks was put up for auction by the city to recover $994 in unpaid back taxes and Lam and Chang grabbed it for $90,000 and change. Now the couple owns the street and sidewalks but more importantly - 120 parking space they could collect rent from. And if the current wealthy property owners don't want to pay, others lacking in SF parking surely will.

Incredibly rude of these real estate investors? Yes. Inconceivably so. The residents suspect it's part of a coming campaign for the current homeowners to buy back their parking spaces. 

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In short, make sure your homeowners association is paying their dues so you have a place to park your Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report Model 3.  

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