The ever-brilliant yet diffident and understated Atrios has more on the Force-closure express. It seems that the state of Virginia has greased the legal skids so that home-owners will receive two weeks (you read that right, two effing weeks!) notice that their homes are to be sold at auction. Obviously this gives no time to legally contest, and the path most taken (as Atrios notes) is to run out the clock trying (bootlessly fruitlessly) to negotiate with the lender. Gods protect us all!