Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has inadvertently foreclosed on and sold a home in Jackson County, Georgia, where the two homeowners were up-to-date on their mortgage payment, according to a report from Fox’s Atlanta Affiliate.
“On Tuesday, my husband was working on his truck. A guy came over to him, I think, and shook his hand and said, ‘Hi, I just bought this house.’ [My husband was] thinking to himself, ‘Yeah right, you’re joking,'” said Rani Achaibar, the homeowner whose house was auctioned off.
Without the knowledge of the Achaibars, Bank of America auctioned off their home at the Jackson County courthouse. The family said that their house, worth $500,000 somehow made it onto a foreclosure list.
“He had the paperwork in his hand and I said, ‘Oh my gosh!’ So sat down, got Bank of America on the phone right away, verified, not delinquent, but didn’t say there was a mistake,” recalled Achaibar.
The Achaibars’ mortgage statements showed that their monthly payments had been maid on time, but the Achaibars have said that they have had a difficult time getting answers from the bank.
“They sold my house overnight and they need to fix this fast,” said Achaibar.
A representative for Bank of America said, “It appears that a mistake has been made in this case. We are working diligently to research and rectify the situation as quickly as possible. We apologize to the Achaibar family for this unfortunate mistake.”
“Thank God it was a nice person who bought our house or he probably would have put us out,” said Achaibar.
Here’s the video from MyFox Atlanta: