Information Disclaimer: Not Your Loan Servicer (Read More)

**We are not affiliated with any mortgage servicer, the investor/beneficiary of your mortgage note, the mortgage insurer (if applicable) or any government agency. We are a homeowner advocacy group with more than a decade of helping homeowners and professionals with mortgage assistance negotiations. The information found on this page is for educational and convenience purposes only. The information found on this page should be considered as opinion and not fact based on our experience with lenders over 10+ years. Consult your mortgage servicer directly or a professional before using any of the information found on this site. If you are seeking an intermediary to assist you in getting help with your mortgage you may contact us at 888-934-3444 or via email at [email protected] for further review for a no fee, no obligation, consultation. If required you may be referred to a local professional or legal counsel for additional assistance with your mortgage. Please read through our Disclaimer page for additional details. We do not represent in any way any financial institution named on this page. If you feel that any of this information has become outdated or is incorrect please contact us immediately.**

OneWest Bank Foreclosure Process

Foreclosure Defense

Knowing what to do and when to do it is only part of what you’ll be up against.

5 Avoid Foreclosure Tips

Things you might have wish you would have known are right here.

Mortgage Tools

Mortgage solutions come in different shapes and sizes. Find what’s he right fit.

<script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>

OneWest Bank Foreclosure Process And Timeline.

The foreclosure process can really become a challenging process for any homeowner so there are a few things that you should know while dealing with OneWest Bank. The whole thing starts when you miss a payment on your loan and then Home Preservation Department will start the proceedings on the process.

What Are The Foreclosure Timeframes?

From state to state and county to county Foreclosure process is different in the case of OneWest Bank. However there are some practices that govern the process in different states, For instance, if you default on your loan you will receive a warning in writing that you have defaulted on the payment of your loan.

Notice of Intent (NOI) To Foreclose and Accelerate “Breach Letter”

After you have received Notice of Intent (NOI), you will be given a specific time which is usually of 30 days.

The company sends notice Of Intent (NOI) stating that the borrower is in default of the payments. In some states, the lender accepts a payment which restarts timeline then this notice has to be reissued. But, eventually, a time will come and the lender will no longer accept a payment and foreclose process will start if the loan is not brought to current.

One thing that people do that works against them is that they fail to act on the NOI when they receive it. The moment that you do receive an NOI, contact us as soon as possible to start seeking a resolution to your mortgage delinquency.

The lender prefers to accept the payment you owe them over foreclosing your home. In the case of OneWest Bank, we can contact their home preservation specialist on your behalf.

Some people think that foreclosure process starts after 90 days of missed payment but in some states, this begins as early as 61 days(when your third payment comes due) so this is another mistake that some people make, and in some cases, you have an expired NOI within the last 18 months.

Different Types Of OneWest Bank Foreclosures

The type of foreclosure that OneWest Bank will perform depends on which state you are in and the county that your property is located in. OneWest Bank does two types of foreclosures; the judicial foreclosure and the non-judicial foreclosure.

Non-Judicial Foreclosure Process

A Non Judicial foreclosure process does not go through the courts. The local county files documents. In the first month, OneWest Bank will call you and ask for the reason as to why you were unable to make the payment. NOI will be issued to you in the second month. You will receive the Notice of Default (NOD) from the local trustee when you have missed the third payment. At that time you can work either to clear your debt or else your loan will be accelerated. This is where we can step in and help you apply for mortgage assistance relief programs.

Notice of Default (NOD)

when starting the foreclosure process notice of default is the first official document filed.  A lender can file a Notice Of Default only after 90 days of missing payment the borrower the state of California (again keep in mind this is as of the date that the third payment comes due). The NOD contains information such as the name and address of the borrower, lender, and trustee. It also may contain the address of the mortgaged property, a description of the defaulted amount (past due payments), the action that can be done in order to prevent foreclosure, the date which the house can be paid for or cured by the borrower and a statement that denotes that the house will go up for sale if the default is not cured.

Notice of Trustee Sale (NTS/NOTS)

To inform the public that the borrower is in default of the loan a Notice is placed in front of the house that the property will be sold in an auction. To give the notice of your default the trustee will also place a notice in a local publication as well as placing a notice on the property. As the homeowner, you may receive a notice of sale, a notice of default that is followed by a notice of sale or even see the notice by publication.

Once that has been accomplished, then a date and time are set and your house will be sold to the highest bidder

Judicial Foreclosure Process

The foreclosure done in this way can continue for months and even for years. There are some basic steps that one should know in a judicial foreclosure.

After missing first payment, OneWest Bank will call you to ask you about payment and to ask when you will send your payment. OneWest Bank will continue with the collection but will also send you a notice of Intent(NOI). You have the opportunity to bring your mortgage current within a period of 30 days.

To prepare a complaint to be filed in the court OneWest Bank will hire an attorney. The complaint will be filed in the county where the house is located.

Typically about 20-30 days are given to respond after the summon from the court. You are given the chance of filing an answer, if you do not file, you are allowing the lender a default judgment and hence, allowing your house to be reposed possibly sooner. However, if you do file an answer and with the proper defense, you may be able to halt the foreclosure process.

Lis Pendens

Lis Pendens is Latin for a suit pending. It is a written notice that is concerned with a real estate property. The court clerk files the Lis Pendens, certifies that it has been filed and then it is recorded by the county recorder. The Lis Pendens informs the owner of the real estate property that a claim has been entered for the property and at the same time, the Lis Pendens informs all the buyers who are interested in the property that they are a potential claim against the property.

Power of Sale

In the lawsuit, the attorney will be asking the judge to grant a power of sale which means they can set a foreclosure sale date on your home.

In the event that the lender won the case that was filed against you, then a date and time are set for the house to be sold to the highest bidder.

OneWest Bank News