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I Lost My House to Foreclosure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I lay on the floor in my living room and stare at the wall all day. I then roll over and face the back of my couch at night. Repeat. I am alone. No one hits me up. No one responds...
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    "Unraveling" written by Liz Longley Lyrics Boxes and baskets of all her old things Porcelain dolls, portrait paintings She swore they'd be worth something They're just...
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    What do I do? I'm very lost with my life and I'm used to hiding my emotions so I'm not sure what I'm feeling right now. Basically a guy in my class is teasing me in almost an...
    Daliak Daliak 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    So I lost my dad it will be 2 years next June, and this time of the year is always the hardest. His birthday is in 3 days and he was my everything. I took care of my dad for 5...
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I met Noah and his brother in 2013. We were both in a dark place in our lives and pretty lost. His brother simon was the most beautiful person in the world and kept us both...
    MindlessMatters MindlessMatters 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    A few months ago I lost my grandma. She wasn't the greatest person in the world while I was growing up yes, but still. If she hadn't taken me in when my teenage parents decided...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F Nov 4

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    I have been this way for as long as I can remember. My life has only ever had snippets of definite direction. You might think I would be used to it by now, but no. There are times...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 3

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    I experienced a big house fire when I was eleven (I lost my hamsters) the fire started in mine and my sisters room, so I literally lost all my possessions in an instant
    WildWolfGirl WildWolfGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I woke up to find a huge mess..there was yarn unravelled ALL over the house like a huge spiderweb..bread crumbs and walnuts all over the place..and as I'm taking it all in, she has...
    lisatrk lisatrk 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I had been with a guy on and off for a long time and even though we sometimes separated we always found ourselves back together. And I loved him. Eventually after being apart for a...
    bonbonstaten bonbonstaten 16-17, F Nov 2

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    I was 13 when I lost my virginity. I was in middle school and was in a "relationship" with a boy I thought I was in love with, we thought we would be together forever lol! We dated...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    You can’t say that the moment when your brought into this world is going to be good. Hey my mom had me when she was sixteen, and she tried charges the guy who she got pregnant by...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    (From left to right: Maisie and Charlie)On 19th September 2013, I lost the most friendliest and lovable cat I have ever had the pleasure of having as a pet.His name was Charlie and...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    In the summer of *year*, my father had two strokes. My mother was with him when the first stroke happened. It was beside my parents jewelry shop. My mom drove my dad to the...
    LilBunni LilBunni 22-25, F Nov 15

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    I lost my mom this January. actually she is my step mother but she raised me since I was 8 so she is my mom to me. her death was slow and painful and a very long time coming. I...
    omgeezus omgeezus 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just lost my girlfriend, my house, my dog, a great friend (he actually died) everything I own, all of my money, and any and all hope I had left.
    GrizzlyOhio GrizzlyOhio 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I lost my best friend. My mother and I have always been extremely close, she was the one person I trusted the most, the one person I could tell everything to. Sometimes she'd make...
    xxellis xxellis 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So, there is something I've been holding onto for months... Something that happened to me, and I don't really know how to talk about it, not that I really have anyone to talk about...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Last night I met a much older man on an app that lived very close to me and for some reason I invited him to my house. My parents are on vacation, so he came over and we kissed for...
    ecm32610 ecm32610 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 25

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    One time I was on the beach at a resort boogie boarding. The resort was laid out so that the hotel and pool were about a quarter of a mile away from the beach with the only access...
    Mark7277 Mark7277 18-21, M Oct 28

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    When I was 13, I was at a friends house riding motorbikes and enjoying the day. I was supposed to be picked up at half 1 to go to a club with my dad and friends. I tried calling...
    fluxwood fluxwood 22-25, M Oct 30

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    I met someone that I could honestly spend the rest of my life with. No matter how cliche it sounds, it was love at first sight. It was a whirlwind romance. We were together only a...
    rsw3323 rsw3323 26-30, F Nov 6

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    I haven't but feel so broken down by my marriage and failure to get a job that I suddenly realized I understand those who move away, even from the kids. I almost feel so broken now...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    "I'd like to get lost in the darkest corners of your mind". When I wrote her this line, I was lost, lost in life. One day you wake up and realise your life has past by and you...
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