Rexrode is living in his house without gas because he cannot pay the bill. He has no hot water and can’t use his stove. He cooks his meals in a microwave. His estranged wife, Rita, pays his electric bill, which gives him lights and allows him to use a portable heater. He suffers from congestive heart failure and was recently hospitalized with breathing trouble.
On that day in December, however, Dawson told Rexrode that he had come to the end of the road. He should have taken exception in April, before the foreclosure sale took place, Dawson advises. The bank had every right to ask for Rexrode’s keys immediately, Dawson acknowledges later.
Instead, Dawson allows Rexrode to stay until Jan. 31. It is the best he could do, he said.
This week, the bank agreed to an extension with Rexrode because of his health problems, Rogers said. Rexrode must be out by Feb. 28.
Remember, the customers did not approve themselves for mortgages.