I know this is a personal question and I don't need the exact amount, but I am curious as to how close you were to paying off your mortgage?? Again, just for my curiosity. No numbers... just how close. Months? 2 years?
I have seen a sharp increase on foreclosed homes and repoed vehicles lately and they are happening (seemingly to me) more often to the folks who are closer to paying off the entire debt. This leads me to believe that the banks are getting paid almost twice for these things. Which to my way of thinking would be good for your case. It's like they almost give folks break after break until they near the end of the payoff then they just wait to swoop in.
edit on 6/14/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)