Homeowner wins back her house after fighting foreclosure

Source: Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times

Foreclosure commonly represents the end of a struggle. A borrower can't pay a mortgage, loses a home and moves on. But Karen Mena, a 38-year-old county worker, never gave up. Mena fought even after her San Bernardino home was no longer hers. And she won the three-bedroom house back — at least for now. The ordeal isn't over yet. The eviction was stopped and Bank of America canceled the foreclosure because of the possibility that the loan would be modified to make it more affordable. But Mena continues to negotiate with the bank over loan terms. She could still lose the house where she built a life and raised two sons.

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