Ohio deficiency judgment statute of limitations

I’m trying to determine how long a creditor can come after you for a deficiency judgment if you’ve had a foreclsoure on an investment home in Ohio. I found Ohio Revised Code 2329.08 (see below). Any thoughts? I am having trouble interpreting the grouping of the OR’s in the law. Not sure if one had to live in the property themselves for some time. Thanks.

2329.08 Limitation of enforcement of deficiency judgment - waiver - pending actions.

Any judgment for money rendered in a court of record in this state upon any indebtedness which is secured or evidenced by a mortgage, or other instrument in the nature of a mortgage, on real property or any interest therein, upon which real property there has been located a dwelling or dwellings for not more than two families which has been used in whole or in part as a home or farm dwelling or which at any time was held as a homestead by the person who executed or assumed such mortgage or other instrument, or which has been held by such person as a homesite, shall be unenforceable as to any deficiency remaining due thereon, after the expiration of two years from the date of the confirmation of any judicial sale of such property completed subsequent to the rendition of such judgment. Any execution issued upon such judgment, or any action or proceeding in aid of execution, or in the nature thereof, or to marshal liens, commenced prior to the expiration of such two year period, shall not be affected by this section. This section does not affect any action or proceeding in the nature of a creditor’s bill, commenced within such two year period, to subject the interest of the judgment debtor in any property owned at the date of such judgment and concealed with intent to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors.

This does not apply to investment property.

Do you know what the statue of limitations is for investment property?

What if one were to move into the property before foreclosure?

I don’t know OH law, but typically judgements are good for 10-20 years and can be renewed.

One would go to jail if one moved into the property in an attempt to defraud the lender.

Found this:

Ohio Statute of Limitations
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