Escondido Family 'Takes Back' Foreclosed Home
Bolanos Family Returns To Foreclosed Home With Help Of Locksmith
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An Escondido family has forcefully moved back into their house that was lost to foreclosure based on the advice of their attorney.With the help of a locksmith, the Bolanos family re-entered their former home on Tuesday. The family of six had owned the two properties on the lot for more than a decade but was forced out about two months ago."It is exciting, but at the same time, I am afraid," said Gloria Bolanos, one of the former homeowners. Her husband Emiliano said he is worried but excited to bring his family back to their dream home.However, their dream home no longer officially belongs to them. The house was purchased by HSBC Financial after the family was evicted from it. By getting into the house with the help of a locksmith, the family may be trespassing."Once we found out they were going to sell the house -- and they sold it -- we went there to try to stop the sale. But they sold it and they kicked us out of the house, said Emiliano Bolanos.The Bolanos' attorney Michael T. Pines insists that it was illegal for the family to be forced from the house and the property to be foreclosed on."I think the burden is on the other parties to prove that we have done something wrong," said Pines.The Bolanos told 10News they are not sure they will sleep at the house yet and do not plan on moving their furniture in until this weekend."[Our attorney says,] 'dont worry... we're going to fight it,'" said Emiliano Bolanos. "We know the banks have been doing a lot of bad things. They are criminals."