The second mortgage holder's debt is now unsecured, they can get a judgment against you for the full amount owed, and potentially garnish your wages and levy your bank accounts. I would strongly suggest seeking the assistance of a local attorney. It may be in your best interest to seek the protection of a bankruptcy. Good luck.
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If the final judgment is for $300,000 and the property is sold for $200,000, then the deficiency exists right then and there. The clock starts from the time of the foreclosure sale against the owner in favor of the bank and the bank has 5 years to try and collect on the deficiency judgment.