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I Lost My House to Foreclosure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Hoping For A Fresh Start

    It has been a rough few years for my husband and me. In 2008, the company he worked for went under just ahead of the economic meltdown. Bad time to look for work. We are in an area that ended up hardest hit in Canada, one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Bad...
    SnowboundSouthernBelle SnowboundSouthernBelle 41-45 Nov 23, 2013

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    I lost my house to foreclosure

    after a long battle legally. House was sold and now I have no where to go and no money to get into a rental house. Just started a new, great job and I need to find a rental house, money for deposit and first months rent and my credit is bad. Have no family and friends cannot...
    bordelonn bordelonn 51-55 Feb 21, 2014

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    Lost My House And Wrote A Book To Help Others

    I am a journalist and I lost my home that I owned for 20 years. Had to sell it in a short sale. (mortgage fraud)  But I was born with the happy gene I guess and refused to be a victim. I moved to another state where I found a job. I now rent a house on a beautiful lake and love...
    firedwriter firedwriter 51-55 5 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    I Was Also A Victim Of Foreclosure, But I Saved My Home

    After experiencing the worst feelings possible, associated with losing control of my family's integrity and being on the brink of losing my home...I found an FHA approved program that has been identified as the ideal solution.Stay in your home while eliminating foreclosure...
    CertifiedLegacy CertifiedLegacy 31-35 3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    My House On Mill Pond

    It was 6 years ago. My finances were in order. I been looking for 5-6 months for my first house. I wanted it all; good neighbors, big fence (for the Chihuahua), downstairs party room, walk in closet, master bathroom suite, fireplace, big kitchen, living and sitting rooms. It was...
    AkA007 AkA007 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    Just In Case You Didn't Know

    you can pay the sheriff the day of sale if you are scurring to get the cash last minute I didnt know that or i could have saved my home
    atinnd atinnd 26-30 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Where Is The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

    Ok...so heres my story. I was a grocery store manager for 35 years. I started having trouble with my feet and found I had trouble walking..went to dr..planter faciitis in both feet. It got so bad, I am now using a cane. I had to stop work and got on diability within 2 months...
    cmko cmko 46-50 Feb 16, 2013

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    At A Lost

    I'm a 21 year old college student. In my family of four, I am the optimism, but I'm running out of that bottle of sunshine. My parents relationship fell apart before I hit 10 years of age. My dad smoked marijuana and was a dealer of it. My mom had married my dad to get away from...
    hosune hosune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    House Being Sold At Sheriffs Auction In March

    We, like many others tried to do the responsible thing and keep our house out of foreclosure. We thought we had an obligation to repay the loan even as it threatened to bankrupt us. Here's our story: In 2007 I received a job offer which would double my pay. Unfortunately the job...
    DadOMatic DadOMatic 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    We Lost Our Home Due to the Company Forgot About Us.

    We were working with one of those companies that help you get your loan payments under control and lower them for you. well we spent our 1200.00 dollars to them and waited like good people I would call them over and over again. and over and over again they would say we are...
    abigheart abigheart 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    So the bank has come a'calling.

    We walked away from our house two years ago, thinking our nightmare was over. We didn't strategically default but we didn't have a job loss, or big hospital bills, nothing like that. My husband is military, we've been very lucky with that. Just enlisted, not big money but he was...
    Lrnmonroe Lrnmonroe 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    For 6 years, I was the owner of a condominium

    in West Phoenix. But after a bout w/a bad illness, several repairs, & other unpleasant experiences, I decided to let go of this "American Dream" & walk away. I had lived in apartments for about 5-6 years & many people advised me to invest in a home instead of throwing away money...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jun 27, 2014

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    Dishonest

    we lost our house due to the realtor and seller did not diclouse that the house ounce was a meth house   the police that busted it did not call the health department. so i did some  investagating on my own and found out that was a true story. i called the health...
    1eva 1eva 46-50 4 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    Down... On The Farm

    Well... were do I begin... my husband and I purchased 14 beautiful acres in NC back in 2005, in Dec. 2007 we began construction of our beautiful home which also included a 4 stall barn with tack room and wash rack.   AND  it all began we left suburbia and  moved our family and...
    down039 down039 46-50 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    What Happens After Foreclosure

    I only have the funds to make about 4 more housepayments....If my house doesnt sale by august I will have to let it go into foreclosure..I have had it for sale for five years through 4 different real estate agencies. I have been doing everything right..I had to take work out of...
    chugelen chugelen 41-45, F 5 Responses May 1, 2011

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    Little To Do With The Economy - More To Do With Cruel Greedy Humans

    We lost our home roughly almost 5 years ago now - just before the economy became National news. Its changed who we are, killed any hope we ever had, and has drastically changed what once was our positive outlook on people. Our story started when a developer purchased the lot...
    SBcomposer SBcomposer 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Dream Over

    Lost our house of 10 years and have just a few days until we must vacate. Like most of us here, illness or job loss or both (Like us) played a big factor. I was fired during a labor dispute. The Wife had a series of strokes which took a long time to recover from. I had a hard...
    Kentland Kentland 56-60, M Aug 26, 2013

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    My Background

    That is, before I came here. I am one of the many who lost their home to foreclosure. Evicted in August of 2011, I have drifted around the country with my cats ever since. I'm currently living at an animal rescue. Let me tell you, waking up to 100 dogs barking is an odd...
    SlushGray SlushGray 56-60, F 2 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Starting All Over

    It happend to me...My family lost our home, due to forclouser last thursday. I have worked with a company ( Iowa Mortgage Help) That was no help. They had me faxing pay stubs, Tax papers, and so on. I would call, and they would always need something. They also would lose my...
    shawnanshawn06 shawnanshawn06 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    You Can Sell Your Home For Less Than You Owe The Bank

    You can sell your home for less than you owe the bank, Avoid Foreclosure, Save you Credit and Get your Lender to Pay all the Sales Costs for FREE. Free Information GetHomeHelp.com  - If this is not for you then refer this to a friend, they will thank you for it.  Do something...
    MissBrandee MissBrandee 56-60 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    You Can Still Save Your Home!!!

    I am so sorry to hear of your mortgage hardship.  Your can still save your precious home if you so desire and not only that reduce the principal balance on the principal of the mortgage if you have an upside down mortgage.  You can get a rate between 2% and prime which...
    rdocherty rdocherty 51-55 3 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    So I umm just found out I lost my aunt. We were really close. Last night I was having a really hard time trying to clear my head about the situation. What's happening? I don't...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I think I might've lost a friend , I constantly feel used I feel like she changed , it use to be us against the world and lay night phone calls than we grew up Idk what happened...
    justmexox justmexox 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    When i was younger,teens, i used to house sit for my aunt...i explored a lot then...toys panties outfits....she left a note adressed to me in her toy drawer after about a year of...
    johndoe2701 johndoe2701 31-35, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I end up lost on an island in the sea of nowhereWaiting for rescuewaiting to be taken away from the sands of despair Lost in my mind flyingI go tracing back to reach...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    Im about to talk it out.. i need to dump all of this off my shoulders.. im sorry if its rambling at long.. I don't actually expect anyone to read.. but i need a place to put these...
    alienmom82 alienmom82 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    It had gotten late, all the hours and minutes of fire fighting had added up. But it was out now. The woods no longer blazed orange and yellow. We could rest. No, one last look...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F Apr 18

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    I lost my cat a few months ago. His name was Monty, but we called him by his nickname peaps. He had the best personality a cat could have...gentle, affectionate, funny, and caring...
    brookemay brookemay 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I left for work like always. Double checked the back door to make sure it was locked. Crept toward the sitters with my daughter in the back seat, the fog was so thick I was lost...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I was 12 when I lost my virginity with my now ex-boyfriend who was 14. We were home alone at his house for a few hours and we decided it was the perfect time. I thought I was "in...
    Mistakes12 Mistakes12 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    when I was in high school ,10th grade, my best friend Emily started getting jealous of me and my bf Nick... because she never had a boyfriend....and I hate to admit it but I...
    SelenaStevens SelenaStevens 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    one summer, when i was 14, i went to my friend's house for a swimming party. there were only girls there which made it slightly better, but still mortifying. i was sitting in a...
    ouatgurl13 ouatgurl13 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate it when people comment on how happy I am, because I'm not. Not really. I cry constantly, it's so hard for me to wake up and even harder to fall asleep. I can't look in the...
    LoveforCurls LoveforCurls 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    He was my best bud. I ended the friendship months ago because it was getting so one-sided - he only ever contacted me to ask a favor. And even tho I know it's for the best, I...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Today I found myself just wondering around aimlessly in the forest by my house for 2 hours, before hand I sat on some swings by a lake in a playground I went to all the time when I...
    callXmeXrose callXmeXrose 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 7

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    My younger sister left this world 9 years ago on her own terms. A belt wrapped around her neck in her bedroom closet. She was 11 years old. Left behind were several journals filled...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 8

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    It's obvious she's with someone, doing something. I wonder what and with who? This has to be the worst thing I could have ever experienced. Knowing she's doing exactly what I...
    Jrians Jrians 26-30, M Apr 9

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    We were playing at my house out in the country when we were both 8. It was her birthday party so we went hiking in the woods and we thought we had found a short cut to the river to...
    cece14779 cece14779 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Sometimes I wonder to myself Why I even decided to stay in this relationship or even let it blossom into what it is. I started this serious relationship with my husband when I was...
    MadameBloodLust MadameBloodLust 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I lost a bet to my sister and now i have 1 month to find a pair of girls underwear that most girls now would wear from a girl. If i cant get someone to give me a pair to wear that...
    Manuel000 Manuel000 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I accidentally killed my Sweet Macaw . His name was Cuckoo and I raised him from a baby he was just about 20 years old. I loved him dearly my heart is broken and I don't know if I...
    mcm2015 mcm2015 51-55, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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