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I do not know. It is a state tax lien
1. Is there a way to sell a house if it has a tax lien on it? I do not have the money to pay off the lien and there is not enough equity in the house to cover the tax lien.
2. If my Real Estate Agent finds a buyer but the house does not sell (because of the lien) - will I still need to pay the real estate agent / broker?
1. Is there a way to sell a house if it has a tax lien on it?Yes but only is the lien is paid off at the closing.2. If my Real Estate Agent finds a buyer but the house does not sell (because of the lien) - will I still need to pay the real estate agent / broker?The broker will never find a buyer if the property has less equity than the amount of the lien. Brokers only get paid when a sale is concluded.I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it would be a disservice to you, and unprofessional of me, not to provide accurate information.
The seller has a duty to disclose material information, so I believe you have a legal duty to disclose the lien to the broker, even if it was already recorded as a public document by the County Recorder.
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