It Could Happen To You

Dated: 07/05/2014

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It was a bright Saturday morning and Bill and his family were up and ready to start their day off with breakfast when the doorbell rang. Bill went to the door and answered it. the Sheriff stood there with a piece of paper in his hand and gave it to Bill and said, "You have 21 days to vacate the premises." Bill looked at him and asked if the officer had the wrong address, then if this was a joke, and finally why did we have to vacate? The officer went on to explain that the this house was being auctioned on the next Tuesday in a foreclosure case because they did not pay their payments. Bill and his family had never been late with a single payment and could not understand how this could happen. They paid their payment to the owners every month for the home they were purchasing from him. The officer suggested they seek legal counsel.
So now for the rest of the story. Bill and his family had moved to the area 3 years earlier and did not have established credit due to some issues in the family past. They sought out and found someone to Lease/Purchase to them without using someone to help them obtain their new home. They worked out a deal with the owners that they would give $5000 in cash and pay $1100 per month for 3 years so the Bill's family could get credit established in order to secure a regular loan for the balance of the home price. Sometime during the first 2 years the owner lost their job and could not find another one. The owners instead of paying the mortgage on the property Bill's family lived in used the money to make ends meet for his family, never telling Bill that there was a problem. After a few months the house went in to foreclosure and the owners did nothing, but collect money from Bill and his family.
The Dodd/Frank act went into effect on the 1st of January 2014 to help protect from this kind of thing happening, and it still goes on every day.
Seek professional help when looking to purchase a home.
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Rick Hogue

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