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When buying homes via auctions, how is that homes that are

When buying homes via auctions, how is that homes that are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars sell for $100 vs other homes that sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars? When you win the auction, does the winner have to pay winning bid "in addition" to what's owed on the defaulted mortgage?

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KimberlyLaw

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I am the owner of a piece of property in IN that have been

I am the owner of a piece of property in Gary IN that have been uninhabitable for eight years. In 2010 I took pictures of the property to the Assessors office and asked that the property be removed from the tax ledger because it was worthless. they said that the only thing that could be done was to lower the assessment. The is currently a 22,000 tax bill on this property. Shouldn't this property been awarded to the county for tax sale?

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William B. Esq.

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I would like to know how we can add a dock easement to our

I would like to know how we can add a dock easement to our home real estate deed. Be it a note referring to the dock or some kind of reference to said dock.About 4-5 years back I went to the town to ask them for dock space on a strip of land they own due to a tax lien deed they obtained in 2004. The town does have a Tax collector's deed to this land and many people over the years have put docks on various parts of this land prior and since the town took possession. The land is on a Lake in the town of Northwood, New Hampshire of which we own a house close to the land. The town never did anything to stop people from building these docks nor did they do anything to document said docks. A select few of the docks have been there for possibly 20 years (adverse possession). The town and previous owner (Bain) just seemed to let things be and nobody paid taxes on said land.About 4-5 years ago I went to the town to ask for some dock space. The town Administrator told me they always meant to do something about the land (docks/use) since they obtained the land but never did. I volunteered to document all the docks and the people who use them and the Administrator agreed. I work with him on this for the next couple months. I found that some people received access easement deeds from the previous owner before/during the time he (Bane) was going to lose the land. The previous owner also attempted to give the land as a gift to the town in lieu of the taxes owed (town declined). I also found parts of the said land that were not being used. I documented every access easement, every dock not under easement but being used and all areas not in use. I submitted my maps/documents/findings to the administrator and was told I could use one of the unused areas and if anyone had a problem to come see him. We worked out an easement deed which states exactly where "my spot" is located. The easement was sent to the town lawyers but was never signed but we still agreed to my use of said area. The administrator told me this area has been a mess for years and was in part documented as stated in 1996 which reads as follows:From Board of Selectmen 1996"Two reasons prompt me to give you my opinion that it would not be worth accepting the proposed gift. First, the combat over temperament of the combatants, regardless of what the courts says. Our police department will probably continue to have to try to keep the peace, and I think it would only muddy the waters and bring on additional headaches for us if we were to end up being an owner of the strip of land that is crossed by all these people. Second, while the Banes are obviously looking to get some sort of tax benefit out of deeding to the Town's title to the strip of land itself, the value of the gift to us is highly questionable, where it would be encumbered by so many easements of individuals to cross the strip to get to their respective docks."After such time of this document from the Board of Selectmen, the town did take possession of the land via a Tax Collector's Deed in 2004, as I stated.After my work with the Administrator, the Town Assessor was tasked to resolve/document the lot/areas in question (LOT 8, Map108). I was given use of this land and have since been paying taxes on said use. This land is now listed on my Tax papers with a value of $12,000. I had a meeting with the Administrator and Assessor a few days ago to go over this. I then asked him if my access deed could be signed but because of the issue stated above: In turn he said, "This paper (pointing to my tax document) gives you the right to be there and this paper (the access deed I wrote out) tells people exactly where your dock in use is." Everything is filed together in LOT 8's file with the town.Now I am wondering if there is some way I can refer to this property in my current home deed.Thank you, Tom

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

 
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We inherited a property when both my parents died in mid

we inherited a property when both my parents died in mid November of 2015 , the closing was Friday and all 10 heris signed off , when the buyers attorney went to register the deed he stopped because of a tax lien that I had , I want to know if I can renounce my inheritance of the property so the deal can go through , I was told it has to be done in 90 days after my parents died but the general statute seems to say 9 months

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Loren

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This is question in reference my first question we have

this is a follow up question in reference my first questionwe have several offers will it matter that I add the the condition to pay the tax lien to the listing after we have revived these offers

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

 
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I just listed my house short sale. in the listing agreement

I just listed my house for a short sale. in the listing agreement I wanted to include having the buyer pay a federal tax lien and forgot to include is it within my rights to write up a new listing agreement

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

 
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Here in Pennsylvania. I know our county sheriff sales are

Here in Pennsylvania. I know our county sheriff sales are risky with no guaranteed clear title. And as a builder I recently couldn't settle on a home because my business had a tax lien on a property in another county! Cited by Act93 of 2013 by the buyer's abstractor. Knowing the aforementioned and looking to purchase a property at this months sheriff sale, my search of this property shows the owner and his business with many tax liens on his multiple properties, including the one of interest. Would I be held up getting clear title in this property due to all of the other liens on him? Will those other liens stay on this property given what happened to me as a builder? Is it a different situation getting clear title for new construction settlement than a sheriff sale-then flip? Sorry for wordiness, just trying to clarify.

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Ray

Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

 
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Have defaulted on my property in California and now have a

have defaulted on my property in California and now have a tax lien against me. They have put me in the newspaper as defaulted.Can I somehow get a grace period so I have time to sell my property?

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Attorney 1

Managing Attorney

 
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I own property A, & C. All 3 properties have municipal tax

I own property A, B & C. All 3 properties have municipal tax liens on them active. If one property is bought at sheriff sale and goes to get clear title will he have to pay off all the liens on all the properties. In other words, are the liens all tied into each other?

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

 
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