There are two types of foreclosures that are commonly used around the country, Foreclosure by Advertisement and Judicial Foreclosure. In Minnesota Foreclosure by Advertisement is the process that is usually used.
The process is usually something like (but can vary from bank to bank):
- missed payment notice
- default / intent to foreclose letter
- pre-foreclosure notice
- Date of foreclosure published for 6 weeks
- Sheriff's Sale
- 6 month redemption period
- End of redemption
At the end of redemption, the bank takes the home back. If you are still living in the house, they can evict you since they now technically own the house.
There is a nice timeline graphic made by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. You can get this graphic by supplying your email in the form below.