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Moving in Port Saint Lucie : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Robert Storrow answered:
Wed Jul 1, 2009
Katina Wright answered:
Greetings Teresa,
Sounds like you are going to be in the property until the day someone shows up representing the bank telling you that you need to get out.

If that is the case, possibly they will offer you "Cash for Keys". If you clean up the house and hand over the keys in two weeks they will give you a check. The advantage to the bank is that they don't have to pay for an eviction, trash out and clean up.

PROBLEM...they dictate how little you will receive. ROCK - YOU - HARD PLACE!

Sarah is right with regards to talking to the landlord, but you would have more truth in speaking with the lender if possible, or surely there are some foreclosure notices that have shown up in the mail...people are driving by the house if it's being advertised. Find out from that attorney the status of the file.

The only thing that you would get from the landlord was whether or not they are working to reinstate the loan. If they are then you should have enough of your rent payments in savings to catch up with him on the rebound. If they are not going to save the house then you should have enough rent payments in savings to help you move.

Put your hands on your cancelled checks/money order receipts so that you can go to the next landlord and justify..."Look, I only have $(whatever amount) to pay for security deposit. Here are copies of my cancelled checks from the house that I was living in that got forclosed on. I'm a good tenant...see..I pay."

Wanting the do the right thing MUST begin with taking care of YOURSELF. Be safe, when the emotional shock, disgust and disdain for the human condition passes you will be able to think clearly.

Good luck...times are hard...life isn't fair....THIS TOO SHALL PASS!
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