Disabled veteran facing eviction after Bradenton home sold to VA in foreclosure fight

Disabled veteran facing eviction after Bradenton home sold to VA in foreclosure fight

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — It took about four minutes toAuction off the Bradenton homeAn Army with a Disabled Soldier veteran who now wonders where he’ll move if he is evicted from the property he bought about 20 years ago.

John Mckenzie was too pained to walk upstairs so he moved down to a bedroom downstairs and tried again. toSell his home. That’s when he found out his mortgage was in foreclosure.

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Mckenzie, who is 62 years old, stated that his health problems, including recent strokes and other medical issues, had left him confused about the person responsible for his mortgage after several changes. inThe companies were tied toThe VA-backed loan.

“My health, yeah. I didn’t know who to pay,” Mckenzie said. “Believe it or not, it’s been very tough on me emotionally.”

Mckenzie hired Donna Steenkamp, a title researcher who filed what is known as a quiet title claim toStall the foreclosure.

But on Thursday morning, Mckenzie’s homeWas put up for sale soldJust $335,000 toThe plaintiff inThe foreclosurein this instance, the Secretary for Veterans Affairs.

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The VAI would not comment on whether the agency is involved inA letter, not a sale toMckenzie and Steenkamp indicate the VA was.

Roger Handberg, the Tampa-based U.S. Assistant, stated in the letter that the U.S. Attorney represents the VA, and he offered a warning about Steenkamp’s attempt toStop the sale

“I urge you to dismiss that action voluntarily and promptly before you or any other parties incur unnecessary legal expenses or other costs,”Handberg wrote.

Steenkamp stated VAAgents have given her the documents tied to Mckenzie’s loan cannot be found. She stated that this should suffice. toStop the sale if she fails to quieten her title action to do so.

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“I’ve asked for those documents. Just show us,”Steenkamp stated. “Show us the VA paid for this loan or paid out this loan. And they have yet to ever provide any evidence of that at all.”

Mckenzie is currently exploring other legal options while he waits to see the potential. evictionProcess to start.

“I might be able to move in with family,” Mckenzie said. “I don’t know if I will have to leave. I hope not.”

Steenkamp claimed that she was told by VAAgents who the VAWas not related toThe plaintiff “Secretary of Veterans Affairs.” But the U.S. Attorney’s letter seems toTrump this.

“The VA is supposed to be protecting our vets,”Steenkamp stated. “In this case, they have done anything but. In fact, they’ve contributed to the other side, taking John’s house.”

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Although the house is off-market on Florida Multi-Listing Service it has a purchase and sale agreement that indicates it is under contract with FKH SFR EMD Limited Partnership. According toCerberus Capital is the owner of the Florida Secretary-of-State database. According to Cerberus, the company is worth $55 billion in assets.

Cerberus purchased many houses across the country and made them available for rent.

Un contact media at Cerberus has yet toRespond toRequests for comments

The listing agent for Mckenzie’s property said the company now wants toDue toAn inability toCheck out the homeShe said that her brokerage company was trying to help her. toResign from the listing contract

Joseph Hubbard

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