More than a dozen homeowners in Statesville, N.C., paid their bills on time and never missed a payment, yet they are facing a potential foreclosure. Homeowners in the city were in for a surprise when they received a demand letter for $4.6 million. Per WSOCTV:
Officials said it stemmed from an unpaid construction loan in 2003. Normally during closing, something called a "release deed" would be filed releasing the homeowners land from things like construction loans received by the developer, but records indicate that did not happen.