Question: I live in California but owned a rental in Arizona that was foreclosed on. I had an equity line of credit on that home when it was foreclosed on. I believe I owed about $90K on that equity line of credit. Can they now come after me for the money? Is my only recourse bankruptcy?
Well all you can do it wait and see what the bank sends you in the mail. They will either send you a 1099 or they will send you a judgment for the $90k. Now, I know that Arizona is a anti-deficiency state, however, there are 2 statutes that apply to foreclosure and in a lot of cases, homes that have 2nd mortgages do not fall into the category of either of these statutes because the money was not used in the purchase of a home. You might be able to work out a settlement with the bank especially if you threaten them with the bankruptcy card. A good attorney can help you with that. Worst case, most people just bk.
I wish you would have found us earlier… you could settle your note as well and save a lot of headache. Good Luck