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Must I pay taxes on a property to have a adverse possession

Must I pay taxes on a property to have a adverse possession claim in Texas?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no and I have a deed in my name for at least 8 years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I purchased a property at an auction and after a year i was told that that sale had to be reversed due to the fact that the previous owner was not properly notified(she had passed away),and i was told by my attorney that i would not win the case. so i signed a form that prevented me from passing the deed and was told to move, but i never did and somehow it feel through the cracks in the system. i believe the bank is out of business and they were part of the MERS system. i have been living here ever since. the only thing I am unsure of is taxes that were being paid from an unknown source which i think is the MERS system. Can i successfully file a claim?

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We owned our property free and clear in 2005 and we opened

We owned our property free and clear in 2005 and we opened an equity line with Wells Fargo Bank in the amount of 980,000. We paid an add fee to waive the balloon payment. When we received the loan docs to sign the docs stipulated a balloon payment. A Wells Fargo rep said the correction would be made internally. It never was even though we paid $4,800 for the add fee. They are trying to sell our house as a result of the balloon payment. Under Dodd Frank or Assembly Bill AB406, is this legal?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Ohio Real Estate Law Question, County = Cuyahoga. We are in

Ohio Real Estate Law Question, County = Cuyahoga.We are in the process of attempting a Refinance on Residential Property. As part of the Underwriting Process, the Bank is asking for additional information. The Bank wants to see $200k in Investments outside of the Residence and the Equity there.We own, via an LLC, a Commercial Property which the Bank will accept in lieu of other monies/investments towards this refinancing goal. The property has no mortgage and is owned free-n-clear in that respect. Estimated value: $700k. The Bank needs evidence of Title to that property for Underwriting.Upon initial online County Level Property Searches, we don't recall any title work since the Property was purchased initially, before the building was constructed, other than the transfer related to the purchase of the property. During this initial search, we noticed a "mechanics lien" from 2003 which was place on the Property but the Property's Name wasn't used, just the contact for the property, which is one of us. (the Property was Quit Claimed to the LLC shortly after the purchase)My Question is this: Is this "mechanics lien" valid? Upon further searching on the County Common Pleas Court website, there are no filings of this "lien" or evidence of suit. And, if the lien would be considered Invalid, how would we have it removed so that it does not impact our Refinancing efforts.Thank you.

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I purchased a mobile home back in 2015 and the guy that I

Hello, I purchased a mobile home back in 2015 and the guy that I purchased it from has not done his part on signing over the title to me. He is intentionally putting it off. We didn't have a contract, I just have the receipt we both signed. I need to know what my next step needs to be in switching the title over to my name.

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If you have signed a quiet title can you change your mind,

If you have signed a quiet title can you change your mind, my problem is real complicateJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Martinez GeorgiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I believe so but I have decided I want to keep my propertyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Like I said it's complicated and I need an Attorney to see what my option are

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I live in mississippi and have purchazed a hims built in

I live in mississippi and have purchazed a hims built in 1999. The home I purchased and the,neighboring home were built by the same person (for family)JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Thebparcels were eventually split and my home was given a deeded ingress easement for the driveway (its about 50 feet) and the underground utilities run underground across anotjer piece of the adjoining property to my property. The parcel my home was divided off to a family,member of the original parcel. That left the father original owner/builder living next to his daughter, who we then got tbe home from. The neighboring property (father) subsequently sold his lot recently. that owner did purchase from the father before we purchased from the daughter which I don't think matters but he is saying our underground utilities do not have a legal easement and he is going to file a lawsuit. Leery me say the location of our utilities was marked on the survey and attached and recorded with the deed to him. Hat)JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: So he has always been aware of the underground utilities across his property. He is trying to make us sell him our house and using this bully tactic. What can be do? Whatcan we do? If we moved them which I don't want to do unless we have to can we put them under the ingress easement?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I was deeded a townhouse some years ago by a friend who had

I was deeded a townhouse some years ago by a friend who had previously owned the property jointly with his father. After his father died he filed the appropriate paperwork with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office to hold the property title solely in his name. He fell on bad times andborrowed about $50,000.00 from me over time and added me on title to the property as joint owner with him to secure the debt. Unable to pay me back, he then deeded the property solely to me and recorded the title solely in my name. Later, he then sued me in court for the property but the judge ruled that I was the legal owner. Before that case had concluded and unknown to me, he and his attorney opened a probate court case for his father's estate and claimed that my property was included. Three years after the superior court judge ruled that I was the legal owner he obtained a ruling from judge in the probate case that the property be granted to him. After I found out what had transpired, I filed a lawsuit against for fraud. He never filed and answer to the lawsuit and I won a default judgement against him. I believe he was given 45 days to respond to the default judgment. My question is if he does not respond by the deadline, is the default judgment automatically entered or must I file something else to accomplish this? Will I need to file something else to have the court to order the property back into my name? How do I transfer the title back to me?

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I gifted a property r & t 11911 here in California.... I had

I gifted a property r & t 11911 here in California.... I had a overdue water bill ... Will the new owner have a problem starting water service with DWP due to my pasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No I just have a large bill in my name. Social securityJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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My ex-wife of 14 yrs. has ask me to sign a quick deed prior

My ex-wife of 14 yrs. has ask me to sign a quick deed prior to final separation and three times over the years since 2004. She wanted to refinance for a lower interest rate in Feb. 2005 from a store front mortgage company. I went to them per their request and refused to sign or give a copy of my drivers licence. The loan was processed without my approval. The next month she realized the consequences and did a warranty deed to add my name back with me knowing. As well a faulting the Loan Officer. Last week her lawyer served me at my home with a Chapter 60notice to sign. Now she is trying to refinance again or present my claims to the court. She paid the house note only and I paid all other bills being married. She states I have not contributed to house note or upkeep since divorce. I paid 46% of my income and health insurance towards child support for 2 kids. She lives in Kansas City, KS and I live in Shawnee, KSJA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Please advise. Phillip HillJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Kansas City, KSJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, a Petition to Quiet TitleJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I also have a lean on the property for $8000 because at the time of the divorce the equity was $16,000 and she refused to pay the equity.

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