Foreclosure is a process that banks and other lenders use to get their money back when a homeowner has defaulted on their loan. This process is put in motion when the borrower defaults on the loan. After the borrower has missed a couple of payments the lender will file a public default notice. If you want to keep your home, you will have to act fast to keep from losing it to a forced sale. Your home will then be listed as a foreclosure home for sale.
Once the borrower has been issued the Notice of default, he/she has three months in which to rescue the default. The payments owed have to be paid in full plus the interest that has accrued. If the time expires without the borrower making good on the defaulted payments the property goes into foreclosure, and will be listed as a foreclosure home for sale.