A mortgage foreclosure sale is a sale in which a homeowner’s home is sold because it was foreclosed or repossessed because the loan was in default. Unfortunately, today many homes are being repossessed due to loans that are not being paid as promised at the time of loan closing. The state of the economy, rising interest rates and the high cost of homes are being attributed to the large number of homes that are winding up in a mortgage foreclosure sale.
When a mortgage goes into default, it’s because the borrower has not made their payments as required. The bank or lender will usually not start foreclosure proceedings until 3 consecutive payments have been missed. Even then, the bank usually will try to contact the lender to make some sort of payment arrangements or see what the problem is.