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My home was illegally sold in an auction on October 9, 2015

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My home was illegally sold in an auction on October 9, 2015
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 1 year ago.


I am a member of the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (LA/OC/Ventura/Riverside/Santa Barbara/San Bernardino counties), and the California and National Association of Realtors.

What question can I Justanswer for you tonight?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My home was illegally auctioned in San Rafael CA on October 9. I know this is a scam! I need help ASAP!
Expert:  socrateaser replied 1 year ago.

Are you looking to hire a lawyer to represent you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need representation because I am sure that this is a scam operation.. I have tons of documentation to prove this and I have been harassed for years and years about this too...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need a lawyer to represent me to this agency which claims bought my home for the City of Novato... I need a lawyer to respond to this agency (Hello Housing) by November 9... They want me to leave as soon as the end of November...
Expert:  socrateaser replied 1 year ago.

Okay, thanks.

I'm too far away to represent you in Marin County Superior Court. I'll have to reopen your Q&A session for others who may be able to take your case.

Best of luck with your legal dilemma.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Joycelaw replied 1 year ago.


If your income qualifies you, there is legal aid in Marin.

It is called Legal Aid of Marin -(###) ###-####/p>

30 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 220

San Rafael CA 94903.

They help low income people who are facing eviction and housing issues.

There is the Marin County Bar Assoc, legal Assistance: This lists services such as Fair Housing of Marin at(###) ###-####

They also help with housing issues. It looks like they help for free.

There is also the Bar Association of San Francisco,

they might charge a fee, but their number is(###) ###-####

I hope this helps. Good luck.

Expert:  Joycelaw replied 1 year ago.

Hi again:

The correct phone number for Legal Aid of Marin is

(###) ###-#### ***** number I gave you above, is their fax number,

not their phone.

Good luck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Joyce,
Thank you for responding to my question... I have since determined from my investigating (which included speaking with a few foreclosure defense attorneys) that this auction was totally legal, to my immense surprise!Fortunately, I have gotten over the shock and the agencies involved (Hello Housing and the City of Novato) are giving us up to 2 months to leave and a small amount of money too.. So we are making plans to relocate north to Petaluma where my son attends college...Again, thank you for responding but at this time I see no further need for any legal services.. That time for me is over..