18 Nov NC homeowner claims her house was foreclosed and sold by HOA without her knowing – ABC11
by Samantha Kummerer – ABC11
When the caller on the other end of the phone asked her when she was moving out, Trenita Rogers thought it was a joke.
She’s owned her Pitt County home for 12 years and even paid it off. So she was shocked when a man told her that he’d bought it.
“I said, ‘I don’t know anything about that.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I bought your home in an upset bid and I need to know when you will be moving,'” Rogers remembered.
She quickly found out he wasn’t lying. At the county courthouse, she found the paper that showed her $413,000 valued home sold for just over $221,000 dollars.
Rogers hired Chapel Hill-based attorney Jim White to fight for her home back.
“I told my daughter, I said, ‘Mom’s gonna fight for this because this is wrong,'” Rogers said.
White said Rogers did receive letters from a law office but she thought they were junk mail and the law requires more notification than that.
“The HOA never served her lawsuit papers. They just didn’t do it and that is fatal,” White said.