Loan Servicer May Pursue Judicial Foreclosure in Own Name

   In California a secured lender has two foreclosure options if a note is secured by a deed of trust or mortgage: 1) non-judicial foreclosure and 2) judicial foreclosure. The great majority of lenders proceed by non-judicial foreclosure because it is less expensive and relatively quick. However, there are circumstances where a lender might proceed by way of judicial foreclosure such as when the deed of trust does not contain a power of sale, the lender seeks a deficiency judgment, or the lender has been sued by the borrower. Judicial foreclosures are governed by Code of Civil Procedure section 725a et seq. Continue reading