From the foreclosure front – a farewell to Winnetka

Money tree at Winnetka sidewalk sale

The following note was posted to a Winnetka group. I’ve edited it to remove identifying information about the owner.

SADLY I am not still really living in what I used to call, “my beloved Winnetka”!

Only boxes remain in “my house” … Soon to be whoever bids the highest in June’s auction from [the bank].

I tried my hardest and did my best to keep our home. But my hopes were not realized for it.

I do not want to read about what I can no longer make any difference with.

It is part of my painful, yet necessary, farewell to the place I once so loved to call home.

MANY folks in Winnetka are the BEST, but for families in financial crisis, due to no fault of their own, I would caution … Winnetka Is Not Neighborly?

When and where do we draw the line that we have enough, and maybe it is time to look outward.

ALL LOVE & JOYS!

The home was purchased in 2006 for less than $500K and went into foreclosure last July. According to public records it did not appear to have been over-leveraged. I couldn’t find any indication that it had been offered for sale after the 2006 purchase.

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