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Foreclosure in Napa : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Lauren Nicholsen answered:
Wesner4, Which property, I might be able to obtain more information via tax records than Trulia can.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Napa Valley real estate.

Lauren Nicholsen
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Thu May 29, 2014
Derek Jones answered:
For a foreclosure you would have to bid on them. If the house went to foreclosure auction and was unsuccessful then it goes back to the bank as REO(real estate owned). If the bank so chooses to it list the house for sale on the MLS and you would submit an offer like you would on any other house. A local Realtor should be able to assist you with REO searches. ... more
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
William Frias asked:

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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Breanna Lesti answered:
Hi Hanna,

Did you get the help that you needed? I would be happy to answer any of your questions. You can contact me directly at

Best of Luck,
Breanna Lesti
Windermere Napa Valley Properties
(707) 225-1225
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Wed Jul 30, 2008
Eric Bolen answered:
Most attorneys that handle evictions on a regular basis have a flat fee for service. To my knowledge none of my clients have ever used an "eviction service" so a cannot speak to that. I would simply find a local attorney who specializes in eviction. ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2008
David Rivas answered:
Mark; Mr. Bolen is right on the money. The only thing I would add to this is that you probably do not know who is living in the home for sure. If you put the owners name and the sheriff shows up and someone is living in there who's name is not on the writ of excution you will have to start all over. So the one thing I would add is on the writ write in the names of the people you know who are living there but at after their names does 1-10. This will include anyone who is living there that you do not know who they are, up to 10 other people. I would also use a Attorney if you have never done this or talk to someone who has done it. I have done this many times myself. The same type of steps are taken when someone does not pay rent. The only difference is a 3 day notice to quit for non payment of rent is used instead of the 30 day notice.
Good luck
David Rivas
Sunnyvale CA
(408) 431-7202
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Sun Jul 27, 2008
Jim Walker answered:
Oh, I get it. YOU are the creditor. Well, never mind my first answer.

Except the part about it having no effect on the Fico score. You just bought a second position lien. You did not agree to guarantee the first mortgage for the debtor, did you?

Your Fico score is tied to your obligations as a debtor. You are the creditor in the situation you described.
A debtor is someone who owes money. A creditor is someone to whom the money is owed.

So my answer is still the same for a different reason: This should not affect your Fico score at all.

Please come back to this thread after all this is sorted out for you, to tell us Trulia readers if you got anything back on your investment at that auction, or if it is all money washed away under the bridge.
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Sun Jul 27, 2008
Don Tepper answered:

Why did you buy a second lien without knowing what position that put you in, or even what it entitled you to?

From the way you're describing it, M Soliman is correct. And the process you might follow is described by Shel-lee.

Consult with a real estate attorney.

Good luck.
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