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Goleta Family Evicted From Their Home

GOLETA – A Goleta family featured on KEY News last month has been evicted from their home of ten years.The Reads lost their home to foreclosure and have tried every legal possibility to save it. However, the Reads say Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies showed up on Wednesday morning and made them pack up and leave.Marina Read has become one of the leaders of a group fighting to stop, what she calls, illegal foreclosures in Santa Barbara county.Read says the bank foreclosed on them in January, 2010. She says they had requested a loan modification when they realized their monthly payment was about to balloon from $2500 a month to $5500 a month. Read says bank officials told her she would qualify for the loan modification if she stopped making her payments for three months. She says she took the bank’s advice with the belief that bank officials were processing the loan modification. Instead, Read says the lender was setting them up. Bank officials would ask for the same documentation over and over again claiming they never received it or lost it. Read says bank officials used different tactics to delay the process and eventually foreclosed on them. Read believes the bank had no intention of modifying their loan.Wednesday morning, everything the Read family owned was piled up in the driveway. Marina’s 19-year-old daughter who attends Santa Barbara City College said she had to skip school to deal with this, “They almost won’t let us take any food out of the refrigerator, like are you serious? We have nowhere else to go and the house we’re going to live in we don’t have the keys for it yet, so we’re homeless for like a day and a half.”The Reads said they had to sleep in their truck on Wednesday night. They also said they are not giving up and have more court appeals to get their home back.

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