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South Florida holdout finally sells Orlando condo at timeshare construction site

Westgate Resorts bought Julieta Mejia de Corredor's condo for $1.5 million, 10 times more than she and her late husband paid in 1985
December 23, 2017 12:30PM

Julieta Mejia de Corredor refused to sell her damaged Orlando condo at a timeshare development site even after construction started. (Credit: Orlando Rising)

A South Florida widow who delayed an Orlando timeshare development by rejecting multiple offers to buy her vacation condo finally agreed to sell. Julieta Meija de Corredor, 83, sold her two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo to timeshare developer Westgate Resorts for $1.5 million  10 times more than she and her late husband paid in 1985. Westgate wanted to buy her 1,124-square-foot condo along with others in a complex called Sand Lake Village Condominium to clear the site for construction of two high-rise timeshare buildings.

Westgate claims her refusal to sell her condo cost the company millions of dollars. The owner of a neighboring condo unit sold it for $145,000 in 2015. Westgate unsuccessfully offered to buy Meija de Corredor’s unit for $150,000, to rebuild it with $50,000 of furnishings and to swap it for a newer unit. The 83-year-old widow refused to sell even as Westgate began construction around her condo and a bulldozer operator damaged the unit in 2016, leaving it uninhabitable.  [Orlando Sentinel] – Mike Seemuth