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Thanks for your question and good afternoon.My sympathy here for your situation and dilemma.
You have been given the correct information here unfortunately you would have to return to court if this was a judicial foreclosure and have the court issue a corrective deed to correct the defect.
There is no way around this based on your facts.You may need to obtain a local lawyer to do this.I wish I could tell you otherwise.
I can get you lawyer referral to help you.
The corrective deed here would resolve the clouded title.
I have a local lawyer asking me for $900.00. Is that reasonable?
If you used a lawyer in the foreclosure you may well have a legal malpractice cliam against whoever prepared the incorrect deed.
Yes in this situation this is a very reasonable fee.
It was me.
I was hoping to save some money.
There is going to be at least one court appearance and some paper here--a corrected deed signed by the court.
I think that boat has left the dock?
Give me a second I will get you the time limits for malpractice.
I represented myself
So then all you can do here is pay and get this fixed, otherwise you don't have clear title and cannot close the sale.I wish I could tell you otherwise.Deeds are an exacting kind of thing, they are either spot on or you need to correct them so that they are.
Again I am so sorry you are having to go through this.
Honestly $900 here is pretty cheap for such legal work.
I'll tell my wife. Thanks.
Anything under $1,000-$1,500 is pretty reasonable for such work.