The family friend who was abroad was having some financial trouble and was unable to keep up the payments on the mortgage. The lender was forced to foreclose on the property and sent it to auction. The house was then picked up by an investment company. All this was happening without the knowledge of Angie, who was living in what she thought, was her house.
The first that Angie heard of the situation was when she came home one day and found all of her stuff on the yard. She was greeted by a stranger, the new owner of the house. He was there to tell her that he owned the house and that he was kicking her out.