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North Carolina Foreclosure Laws

North Carolina Foreclosure Laws

Attorney General's Office

P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602
Ph: (919) 733-3377


Foreclosure Laws in North Carolina

Judicial Foreclosure: Yes
Non-Judicial Foreclosure: Yes
Security Instruments: Trust Deed / Mortgage
Right of Redemption: No
Deficiency Judgments: Varies Case by Case
Time Frame: 60 Days
Public Notice: Notice Hearing

Judicial foreclosure: In the absence of a power of sale clause in the loan document that authorizes the lender to sell the property in the event of default, the lender must sue the borrower to obtain an order to foreclose.

Non-judicial foreclosure: Requires that the clerk of the court hold a hearing to determine whether or not a foreclosure may take place. The notice of hearing shall be served upon all parties at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing. If the clerk of the court finds that foreclosure may proceed, the process is as follows:

The notice of sale: Must be mailed by first class to the borrower, published weekly in a newspaper of general circulation in the subject county for two successive weeks, with the last publication date not less than 10 days before the date of sale, and posted on the courthouse door at least 20 days before the date of sale.

The sale will take place: At the subject courthouse on the date designated between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The auction shall remain open and bids may be filed with the clerk of the court for 10 days following the sale date.

The sale may be postponed: By announcement of postponement at the time and place of the original sale. A notice of postponement stating the new date and time of sale must be posted on the courthouse door.

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