An Ontario, Calif., woman, who tried to save her home from foreclosure by selling its period flooring, baseboards, and other fixtures on eBay, was evicted and the house was secured by local police.

A Superior Court judge intervened after the city complained that the home was being desecrated. The city had an interest because it gave the 71-year-old Mediterranean Revival home owner a break on property taxes because the property is considered historic.

Owner Kim Shewalter stopped paying her mortgage after payments adjusted to $6,500 a month. “Until the bank takes it away, that’s my home,” she says.

Shewalter says she was only removing and selling items that she installed in the home herself, such as a set of custom-made cabinets and an antique light fixture she inherited from her grandmother.

“I have to give my house back to the bank, and I want to be sure I recoup a little bit of my money,” she says.

Source: Woman Sells Pieces of her Foreclosed Home – The Associated Press, by way of Realtor.org

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