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In Alabama, I invested in a tax lien tax eventually became a

Hi, In Alabama, I invested in a tax lien tax eventually became a tax deed. I found that the deed had past due excessive HOA fees and liens, and the mortgage is more than the value of the condo. How do I get out of this?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: AlabamaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: are you there?JA: No. I'm the Real Estate Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: ok, I hired an attorney. But he's very busy and not communicating well with me. I am stressed about this and just need a second opinion. We are being foreclosed on by the HOA for 24,000 in liens - before my tax deed was issued. Am I responsible for this?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have two of these situations

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My husband and I bought a home in 2007...in 2011 the

My husband and I bought a home in 2007...in 2011 the mortgage was refinanced in my name only (due to his credit issues). He signed a waiver giving up rights to the home. We are contemplating a divorce and now he is saying that he wants me to sell the house or buy him out. I don't want to sell...I want to stay in the house. Does he have the right to force me out or buy him out?

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We have a lot in Georgia which we have not been able to

We have a lot in Georgia which we have not been able to sell. The annual HOA dues are more than what we are offering the lot for. If we do not pay the dues. Can the HOA do more than claim the lot?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No; however a year ago we stopped paying the real estate tax.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We would be willing to deed the lot to the HOA and no have any more dues.

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I am filing a Notice of death affidavit and acceptance of

I am filing a Notice of death affidavit and acceptance of transfer on death instrument (Will Co., State of Illinois). It has a question for the exemption under provision of section 31-45 property tax code. I am thinking the same exept provision previous filed with the TODI of Paragraph E would apply, which is Deeds or trust documents where the actual consideration is less than $100. Is that correct?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I believe I stated that in my questions, but to clarify Will County, State of Illinois.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, the Transfer on Death Instrument and the grantor has passed. I am the grantee and I am fling this affidavit with the Will County recorder. I have all items completed, reviewed by the recorder, but they cannot advise me on which exemption, that is my only question.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of. Thanks.

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What is the largest sized shed I can have in my yard without

What is the largest sized shed I can have in my yard without raising property taxes? Plymouth MA, 02360. I was looking at some 10x12 sheds but I was told it will raise property taxes

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My stepdad gave me money to pay the remaining balance on the

My stepdad gave me money to pay the remaining balance on the mortgage of my house. The Title of the house is under my name. I've been paying for the property taxes for the last 15 years. When my stepdad gave me money to pay for the remaining balance of the mortgage we did not have any written agreement whether it is a borrowed money that i have to pay it or not. My stepdad have 2 adult children. My questions are:-1. If my stepdad will pass away, will his other children claim my property? I do not think my property will be in his will since the title is under my name. In case, my property is put under his will, is that legally possible? because the title of the house is under my name and the money that my stepdad gave me have no written agreement or anything like that. It's like an inheritance money.2. While my stepdad is still alive, Will any of his children go after my poperty? Claiming that the money that was used to pay for the mortgage was their father's money. Again there was no written agreement about the money given to me whether I have to pay it back. The money was in the form of a check that i deposited in the bank.

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My brother died at December 26th of 2016 he had a joint

My brother died at December 26th of 2016 he had a joint tenancy with his girlfriend back in 1999 they broke up about 10 years ago 2060 abandon him got married now she wants to move back into the house and I've lived there for the last seven years his brother do I have any rights she's threatening me with an unlawful detainerJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Napa CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: , not that I know of although she threatened me with an unlawful detainerJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: , my brother also has paid on the mortgage for the last 10 years with no help from her property taxes he's paid for by himself and to help her off he co-sign for $400,000 loan which she is not paid back yet so she just sold her house for $463,000 seems to me that that money should go towards her that she has with my brother also Steve had no well and I'm next of kin I don't see how you can throw me out after I've been here for over 7 years almost 8 years

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My son (David) bought a home in Bertram, TX for $125,000

My son (David) bought a home in Bertram, TX for $125,000 with a $23,000 down payment and $102,000 financed by the seller on July 15, 2015. David has title subject to the seller's mortgage/loan although I gave him the $23,000 for the down payment which he made in his name. Now the seller needs cash so he wants me (David's father) to buy the mortgage at a discount ($99,536 for $75,000). A title search was done when David purchased the house. Since this is a very good deal, I want to buy the mortgage/note even though I know my son will be less diligent in paying me. My questions:1) Do I need to do another title search? I assume that I do not; hence, no title company involvement only a real estate attorney. 1a) Is there a need to check if the mortgage/loan have been encumbered in some way by the seller/mortgagor?2) Do I just have the original mortgage/note assigned to me and notify my son of the change? I assume this means my son continues to make payments based on the amortization of $102,000.3) Can I buy the mortgage/note using a DBA; for example, My Name dba/XYZ Mortgage Service Co. Then, when I notify my son of the change, I'll do it under the letterhead of XYZ Mortgage Service Co and have the payments mailed to a PO Box.4) Can I require my son to escrow property taxes and home insurance even though the original seller/mortgagor did not require it?5) Can you handle the legal work involved in assigning the documents to me? Can I do this myself with your help? How much would you charge?

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I HAVE BEEN IN BANK RUPTCY FOR LAST 8 YEARS, DISCHARGED

I HAVE BEEN IN BANK RUPTCY FOR LAST 8 YEARS, DISCHARGED 2-17. HAVE MISSED SOME PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS, NO ESCROW DURING BK. NOW MORT. SERVICER WANTS TO TAKE ME BACK INTO FORECLOSURE. ANY OPTIONS?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: ILLINOIS, NOTHING FILED AT THIS POINT.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I SENT A LETTER TO RESEARCH DEPT. WAITING ON RESPONSEJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: JUST , IS THERE ANY OPTIONS TO RETAIN MY HOME ,WITHOUT BK. OCWEN IS MY SERVICER, 9.6 APR, IS THIS PREDETORY?

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