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You are entitled to notice. However, if you weren't at the address that the lender has for you, that's probably why you didn't get the notices.
Prior to initiating a foreclosure, the lender must send a demand letter requesting the payment of all past due amounts, which gives the borrower ten (10) days to pay these amounts otherwise foreclosure proceedings will begin. If payment is made at this stage no attorney's fees are assessed. After this letter is issued, there is no requirement to give you any further notification.
The lender must then publish the notice of the scheduled foreclosure sale in the county newspaper in which the property is located for four (4) consecutive weeks before the sale. The borrower must also receive by certified mail notice at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the proposed sale.
Foreclosure sales must take place on the first Tuesday of each month (between 10AM and 4PM) at the courthouse. The trustee will auction the property to the highest bidder at the courthouse steps.
If you moved and didn't provide the lender with a forwarding address, yes.
The loan modification has nothing to do with foreclosure proceedings. Even if the modification application was with the lender, it doesn't stop the foreclosure process.
Once the property is sold at foreclosure, there's nothing you can do because Ga. has no redemption period that allows you to buy the property back after the sale.