Monday, November 30, 2009
This morning, as I was doing my calisthenics in the living room, I saw a car pull up in front of my house.
A rather large, unfeminine, shabbily dressed young lady got out and took a few quick pics of the front of our (rented) house. Then she jumped right back into her car.
I sent my wife out for a hello/interrogation - even though I had a pretty lucid inkling as to what it was all about.
The woman confirmed that she was hired by GMAC, and that this house was *under foreclosure*.
Unfortunately she couldn't offer any insight about *when* the house would go to auction, i.e. when we'd have to leave.
My understanding is that according to Massachusetts state law, we can stay for 60 days AFTER the house is sold at auction. So we may have a while yet, or not.
Either way, my wife and I have decided that tomorrow's rent will probably be the last we pay (minus the bill for pest control). Remember, our crumb landlord has $5,000 of our money still - or he HAD it and illegally co-mingled it with his other assets/losses.
Note that since GMAC is a bailed-out entity....I'm essentially living in government housing!
I wonder how my buddy Josh Weintraub is doing over there anyway?