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NAMPA -- A woman who bought half a house in Nampa will soon have a new home.

Seventy-six-year-old Betty Galloway unknowingly bought only half of a house back in June of 2013.

The home on High Street was listed as 1,600 square feet, three bedrooms and one bathroom. Galloway bought it in cash from Fannie Mae.

Galloway had no idea that years ago, it had been divided, and she was only purchasing half of the home.

On Thursday, Galloway showed us the line that splits her home down the middle.

She said since she found out about the issue, she's been trying to get answers about what happened, and has been unable to move in.

After several frustrating months, she called KTVB.

It's been almost a miracle, it was really wonderful, with all of your exposure, both Fannie Mae and Pioneer contacted me, says Galloway.

Pioneer Title President Tim Bundgard says they quickly coordinated with Fannie Mae to help get a resolution.

Our part was, let's take care of Betty by getting her with the people that can get this thing resolved, says Bundgard.

Since the owner of the other half doesn't want to sell, the plan is to replace the home by finding Galloway a new one in the area.

I think that will be resolved or worked out between herself and Fannie Mae but certainly they are in the process of looking at different properties, says Bundgard.

Galloway is now happily house hunting and blames no one for what happened.

I have no anger no, nothing, in fact it's been quite an adventure, says Galloway.

An adventure that's taught her a lot, and one she's glad is almost over.

I just am so grateful, when you think you are going to lose it all, and then here comes a solution, it makes you grateful, says Galloway.

As for the house, the owner of the other half, Kathy Meyers, says she wants to get rid of the property line, and buy the front half, so that she owns the whole thing.

We've also learned more about how the split happened.

Meyers told us when her mother bought the property; she was planning to run a daycare in it.

She had the line drawn so she could have different insurance rates for her residence and her business back in 2006.

However, she says the city of Nampa said the home wasn't zoned for a daycare, so the owner rented it out instead.

It was 2010 when financial troubles hit, and the owners were unable to pay the mortgage.

That's when they foreclosed on the front half on the home, and it was bought by Fannie Mae.

In 2013, the house was put on the market and listed as a 1,600 square feet home.

The realtor who listed it says he had no idea the home was split.

Galloway's realtor told us she also assumed the sale was for the whole home.

They closed in June, and later realized Galloway had bought what Fannie Mae owned -- only half the house.

Pioneer Title says they didn't realize the issue either, since Galloway bought a standard policy that doesn't include a full investigation into the property.

We have talked to Fannie Mae, but have been unable to get any official update on the situation.


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