Potentially, if a 3rd party buys it and wants possession right away, they can be demanding you to vacate on July 3. It is also possible that it might be months before anyone tries to get you out.
You would benefit a great deal by seeing a lawyer ASAP (preferably a bankruptcy one). A Chapter 7 might make sense here. It would eliminate the possibility of you later being sued for a deficiency (which isn't routine but can happen). But the filing also would stop the July sale and likely put it off for at least a few months. That would buy you time, and also may help with other bills. Since I have not seen your finances I don't know if that's a good move but if spending $1200 or so and getting to stay a few extra months could be financially savvy.
Chapter 13 also might be an option. There may even be ways to keep the house with a 7 or 13. (You may also have some non-bankruptcy options such as "cash for keys.")
If you'd like to set a consultation to look at these (and other) options, feel free to call me at 404-768-3509. Don't wait until the last minute. Now is the time to evaluate options, several of which may be better than just letting foreclosure happen.
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I agree that a bankruptcy would be the easiest way to buy you time in the house, but it may end up costing you whatever you would be saving unless you have other debt. Typically, if there is no equity in the house, the mortgage company will be the one to purchase your house at the foreclosure sale. If so, they may hire an agent to list the house or sit on it for months. If they have an agent, and they find you in the house, they still cannot just throw you out. Instead, they would have to file a dispossessory in magistrate court to have you evicted as if you were a tenant. When they file this, the sheriff will either hand it to you at the door, or tack it to the front door of the house. You then have 7 days to file an answer. If you file an answer, a hearing will be set in about a week, and the Judge can give you 24 hours from the hearing date to get out. If you don't file an answer, after 7 days the mortgage company can have all of your property placed at the nearest public street. I have seen people stay in the house for months, or be forced to move in 7 days.
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