Category Archives: The Foreclosure

Posts about the foreclosure process I went through.

Apartment Hunting

Do you want to know what it was like? What it was really like? How it felt to scroll through Craig’s List apartment listings five times a day, every day, for three months? What it was like to analyze each … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 5: Cash-for-Keys

Whether you believe in Robot Santa, the Chanukah Zombie, or Kwanzaa-bot, one thing’s for sure, he came through for me this year. As far as I can tell, when “Bartholomew” (still not his real name) called the bank to as … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 4: One Month to Move

Yesterday, December 14, I finally got the knock on my door I’d been dreading/expecting. I met Bartholomew (not his real name,) the realtor who will be handling my… er… the bank’s condo from now on. Bartholomew was hired by the bank … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 3: Waiting for the Realtor or Someone Like Him

My condo was auctioned off and bought by the bank on November 29. Here it is December 9 and I haven’t heard a thing from anyone. I wouldn’t even know the bank had bought it back if I hadn’t called … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 2: The Auction Happens

As expected, Wells Fargo bought back the condo at auction yesterday. The person I talked to on the phone (not from Wells) told me that they’d probably be sending me a letter within a week asking me to move out, … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Story, Part 1: How I Ended Up Here

I’m writing this mostly because I want to pass on what I’ve learned to others who may find themselves in a similar situation. Please learn from my mistakes. My condo is about to be sold at auction after being foreclosed … Continue reading

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