How to approach a friend that needs help

Discussion in 'The Loafing Shed' started by MyTeDun, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. MyTeDun

    MyTeDun Senior Member

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    A very good friend of ours is facing foreclosure. Their house/property has been listed in the paper for a Sheriffs sale next month and they have not mentioned it---I realize that is not something you want to tell your friends but we are hoping to be able to help them.

    I don't want them to feel like they are facing this alone---

    I don't know what to do or how to approach the subject.
    Hubby has been there within the past few weeks and nothing looks different. No sign in the yard, no packing going on.

    Can the homeowner stop a sale once it gets to this point? We just feel terrible for them

    This is really happening way too often to people everywhere ???
     
  2. Mass

    Mass Senior Member and Masscaster

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    If they wanted to bring it up to you, they would have. I wouldn't bring it up to them.
     

  3. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    Ditto. That's a private matter for most. Some people don't like to broadcast their problems everywhere.
     
  4. MyTeDun

    MyTeDun Senior Member

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    Private and devastating at the same time---

    I can't imagaine how they are feeling right now and simply feel bad.
     
  5. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    I think, that many times....

    if the owners come up with x amount of money...
    they auction is cancelled.
     
  6. MyTeDun

    MyTeDun Senior Member

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    Thanks Snaffle- I was thinking the same but any time it gets this far it must be pretty bad.
     
  7. WindyKnollFarm

    WindyKnollFarm New Member

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    Perhaps your friend has already taken care of the issue, but too late for it to get pulled from the paper...and that is why there are no signs of packing, etc.

    But I agree, it's a private matter.
     
  8. SIERRA

    SIERRA New Member

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    they must have filed bankruptcy that stops all foreclosers