Today I Was Told by BOA My Home is Going into Foreclosure

Reblogger Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Real Estate Agent with Compass Realty Solutions 990300265

Dearest Gail,

Your story is one of truth and courage.  Courage to tell your story and strength to keep your head up and keep going in the darkness of dooming foreclosure.  With Bank of America you wonder who is in charge.  Someone is in charge there, somewhere?  Where does the buck stop?

I was not aware of your situation.  I thought you were a a cheerful, successful agent that wrote really great posts on active rain.  Your story has really touched my heart and my love goes out to you.  I have a BofA mortgage loan that they inherited.  My clients sometimes get upset when I tell them they will not know who "services" their loan, and some entity that they will never know holds their mortgage.  

You will come out of this in a really positive way, I just know it.  The headline on your post was chilling and you will be successful in solving this.  Thanks for posting and sharing your heart.  You are an amazing writer and this will get your loan mod :)

Original content by Gail Robinson RES.0772823

After three years of filling out loan modification paperwork and sending it in, I was informed via a phone call today from Bank of America that my loan modification was declined on 2/1/13 as I didn't submit all the documents.  Bank of America continues to state this as a reason for declining my loan modifications, but I give them everything they ask for and then have my HUD counselor review it for completeness.  Anyone who knows me knows how organized and detail-oriented I am.  I have a Ph.D. from Columbia University and that required an incredible attention to detail.  I know I submitted all the documents required as I carefully reviewed every request and my HUD counselor, Michael Haynes, of the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven reviewed them.

This seems to me to be a bogus excuse.  I think they just don't want to do a loan modification.  Although why BOA would want one more foreclosure in Bridgeport, Connecticut is beyond me.  They aren't going to sell the home for more money than I would pay for it.  I bought this home at the peak of the market in 2005 and paid $400,000.  It is now worth no more than $250,000.  I'm earning a good income now, my income tanked when my husband became ill with pancreatic cancer three years ago and our expenses have been high due to the cost of medications, travel, and treatment.  We also lost his income when he became ill.  We were both in real estate and the market downturn left us with less money at a time when we needed more.

As you know, my husband has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer and he is getting hospice care in our home.  I haven't told him yet that our home is going into foreclosure.  BOA says to consider a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure or a short sale and just leave, but my husband wants to spend his final days in his own home.  Is that too much to ask of a big heartless organization?   Probably.   But don't you wonder where all that Mortgage Settlement money went to?  Weren't the lenders supposed to be doing more loan modifications instead of allowing homes to go into foreclosure?  What the heck are they doing with that money anyways???

It makes no sense at all to me, but my hope is that if you would reblog this post that BOA will notice it on social media, reconsider their decision to foreclose, so that I don't have to tell my husband that our home is going into foreclosure.  He's been going through a tough time over the past few weeks and my fear is this will cause him enough stress to push him over the edge emotionally and physically.

I trust in the power of AR to get the word out and in your love and kindness to support me at this time as I try to be strong for my husband.  Thank you.

6 PM 2/9/13 UPDATE:  Two Social Media managers from BOA contacted me today and my case will be sent to their Escalation Team. I will know more on Monday and will post an update in a new post.  Thank you all for taking the time and effort to reblog, Tweet, share on FB, post on Google+, and for your comments/calls/e-mails.  AR may not be a face-to-face group, but we are a community in the true sense of the word - a group of people who care for one another and help each other in their time of need.  Thank you my AR family from the bottom of my heart.



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Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

This is a very sad story and one that plays out many times every week. 

Feb 10, 2013 01:24 AM #1
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Susan, You did a good deed by reposting this.

Bill Roberts

Feb 10, 2013 01:36 AM #2
Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Bringing buyers and sellers together!

Thank you Bill for commenting.  It usually is about hardworking people that have experienced catastrophic medical events.  And it is about B of A.  I wish I did not pay them as a servicer every month.  I have had experience as a realtor  attempting to do short sales with B of A.  It is an experience in extreme aggravation.  The information changes with every phone call.

Feb 10, 2013 05:16 AM #3
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Thank you for REblogging this post - this is a horrible story and even more poignant because it is happening to one of our own

Feb 10, 2013 07:17 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs.  I hope all is going well for you.

Apr 10, 2013 09:12 PM #5
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


I was so happy to see this resolved for Gail.  Hope it's still progressing toward a solution.

Apr 13, 2013 04:56 AM #6
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Hello Susan, Gail's story was a nightmare however with her blogging and all the support she gained BOA finally contacted her and she seems to be getting things worked out according to her last blog about this situation. Thanks for supporting Gail it's all good in the RAIN.

May 08, 2013 01:14 AM #7
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