Zijad and Hata Rudan, refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina, moved to Idaho in 2000. When they bought a new home in 2006 in a quiet, middle-class West Boise neighborhood, they planned to raise their three children, care for Zijad Rudan's elderly, disabled mother, and finish their lives there.
A self-employed construction worker and stone mason, Zijad put thousands of dollars of labor, upgraded materials and landscaping into the house.
Now they're on the verge of being thrown out. To the Rudans' dismay, the house was sold last month at a foreclosure sale.
The sale occurred despite what the Rudans say were their loan servicer's promises not to sell it. The family fell behind last year on monthly mortgage payments after the Valley's housing downturn sharply cut Rudan's income. The company that bought the home says it did nothing wrong. The loan servicer, in response to Idaho Statesman inquiries, said Tuesday that it is working with the Rudans to solve the problem.
"We hope to stay in the house," Zijad Rudan said.
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