Yeah I just read this story over at Yahoo and it made my day. I'm not a lawyer, but if I were them, I would seriously continue with the foreclosure and not cut the deal on the spot. I'm pretty sure if the tables are turned and the sheriffs turned up to foreclose on a person's house, they would continue foreclosing even if the person had the money on the spot. I know in Texas for example, after 24hrs of advanced notice there is nothing to stop the eviction process. Thus if it was similar in Florida, the lawyer should have removed all the stuff from the bank (such as the bundles of cash). I'm sure all those cash stored in the bank is much greater than the amount owed to the couple.