If you did not defend the suit, you can go to the broward county courthouse to review the file or go online to get an update of all the filings. Once you get a judgment with a request to get a sale date you should remove yourself and any personal property from the home.
I can help you do a short sale to extend the time and get you some money at closing.
I feel bad for you, but, know this:
I am in the 3rd state for foreclosures and short sales, so I know how to do these.
I am a short sale foreclosure expert (by default!)
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The time can vary as my colleagues have told you. However, this is in your best interest. You can work on saving or selling your property right up to the time of the auction. Have a conversation with a real estate attorney.
As for your appliances. I have seen in some mortgage agreements where they (the bank) has placed a claim on those items. Its my feeling you can take them unless your mortgage agreement documents specify otherwise.
If you don't want to move from the house, I would file bankruptcy which will forestall the foreclosure and give you time to re-budget and stay in the home.
If you don't want to stay in the house, then you will be at the mercy of the lender. try doing a short sale first, don't do a deed in lieu and don't just rollover and play dead.
You have MANY options - it just depends on your situation and whether you want to stay in the house and fight or give up.
Let us know.....and we can help you more
Appliances are a very grey area. If you paid for them yourself you have a good case for taking them but its not so easy. If you bought the property with appliances, then you may have to leave them. Some are so mad at their lenders they don't even ask them and just take the appliances.That could be trouble.In a short sale, the appliances are listed or not on the MLS.You need a short sale. In a short sale ( pre-foreclosure)
I have seen the owners take the appliances. In your case it would depend on what you had when you bought the property in the first place. The fixture should be yours.