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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 06:43 AM
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Woman Loses Home Over $68 Dental Bill
Woman Loses Home Over $68 Dental Bill
Utah Woman 'Dumbfounded' After Learning Her Home Was Sold Without Her Knowledge

By ALICE GOMSTYN
ABC NEWS Business Unit
May 22, 2008

Can you imagine losing your home over a $68 dental bill? That's what happened to one Utah woman.

Sonya Capri Ramos says her Salt Lake City home was sold out from under her in 1996 to pay a collections agency seeking payment for dental work performed on one of Ramos's daughters. And despite the fact that she had made three years of payments on a $51,000 mortgage, the title changed hands for just $1,550 at a sheriff's auction.

But the story doesn't end there: Ramos, 41, said she didn't find out that her home no longer belonged to her until two years after the sale. To date, she hasn't moved out.

Instead, she said she continues to make mortgage payments on the home and is fighting what has become a decade-long legal battle to reclaim ownership.



Sonya Capri Ramos (center) and her four children. (Courtesy of Sonya Capri Ramos)

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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 06:54 AM
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1. Red State
'nuff said.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 06:59 AM
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2. Texas is pretty red,
but we've got really strong homestead laws, so something like this couldn't happen. You can only lose your house for nonpayment of taxes, mortgage or home equity loan.
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