Monday’s New York Times had an article on the continued (and apparently increasing) tendency of lenders to walk from properties, rather than foreclose on them.
This article, however, reveals a new twist to the problem: the owners, who think their homes have been foreclosed, are being charged by municipalities for the clean up, and sometimes the demolition of, these residences. So it’s not just community associations that are facing non-responsive lenders, but also the owners of those units. Previous posts on this blog have advocated vigilance in the monitoring of units in this day and age; this gives another reason. And just because a lender threatens foreclosure, don’t assume it will be completed.