Definition of foreclosure
Examples of foreclosure in a Sentence
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Jackson moved out of Neverland after his 2005 trial for charges of child molestation, closing the property, and allowing it to go into foreclosure in 2008, Esquire reported. — Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, “Neverland Ranch Is Back on the Market, Here’s Everything You Need to Know,” 6 Mar. 2019 The residence has been owned by a bank since Anastasia Kirkeby, Burns’s former partner, lost it in foreclosure in 2016. — Bob Hohler, BostonGlobe.com, “Ailing former Patriots, feeling spurned by the NFL, turn to a clinic with a founder of dubious repute,” 28 Apr. 2018 In 2017, an apartment that had been owned by shell companies linked to a Nigerian businessman sold in a foreclosure auction for $36 million, far less than the $50.9 million purchase price in 2014. — Candace Taylor, WSJ, “The Man Behind Billionaires’ Row Battles to Sell the World’s Tallest Condo,” 17 Jan. 2019 The book includes a passage about her work as attorney general in negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with five major banks for their role in the foreclosure crisis after the economic downturn a decade ago. — Ken Thomas, WSJ, “Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris Says She Is Running for President in 2020,” 21 Jan. 2019 The sector seemed to get a boost from the foreclosure crisis, which seems reasonable given that millions of people who lost homes probably had to move into smaller rentals or share housing. — Ryan Dezember, WSJ, “Got Junk? Self-Storage Investors Hope So,” 21 Dec. 2018 The money, about $800,000, was part of a $2.4 million transfer to the account following a foreclosure sale Prins conducted for a client. — Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, “Disgraced ex-San Antonio lawyer Prins gets six-year prison sentence,” 15 May 2018 Most of the 43 overall growth in older renters since 2016 has been among households earning under $30,000 a year, reflecting the long-term damage of the foreclosure crisis, as well as the aging of low-income renters. — Patrick Sisson, Curbed, “Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges,” 14 Nov. 2018 As a result, serious mortgage delinquency rates and foreclosure rates have dwindled to practically nothing since the crisis. — Jeff Andrews, Curbed, “10 years after the financial crisis, is the housing market still at risk?,” 29 Aug. 2018
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