I am an active licensed real estate agent in Georgia. My
I am an active licensed real estate agent in Georgia. My broker suggested I contact a real estate lawyer. I bought a Georgia tax lien on a piece of land from the city of Dahlonega. It was a small lien only $34.20. The property is for sale and I would like to make an offer. Is it legal for me to ask for a lesser sales price with my offer? Please do not respond unless you are licensed in the state of Georgia to practice law. No paralegals or non-licensees in Georgia etc.
I bought and paid for a house 13 years ago ( 143 Willetta
I bought and paid for a house 13 years ago (***** with my girlfriend ( paid cash). I put in her name and fixed up the house. We signed a 10 year balloon loan contract and got it notarized. The contract expired Aug 2014, and I then took steps to transfer back to me since she did not have the money for the balloon payment. Nov 5th she transferred to me via general warranty deed and 3 months later I transferred into a LLC and into my trust. I bought another house with my girlfriend 10 years ago(*****. I paid for the closing fees, and all upgrades and repairs ( about 50K) over the 10 years. I put it in her name as I had 1 rental already and wanted to reduce my liability in case of any legal issues and it was easier to get a 30 year loan ( was a 100K home). Basically I was the owner (or private lender), and she paid the mortgage sometimes to help out. I did not sign any written agreements this time as I was in love and I assumed we would be together forever( haha).Unbeknownst to me on Nov 8th 2014 ( just after the 143 house transfer) the IRS paced a Lien on Ms. Wilson due to Tax audit. Jan 2015 we separated, and signed a separation agreement, and I gave her 40K for*****home( tax value 105K)( to compensate for any mortgage and tax payments she made)...not knowing still that there was any liens on the house.IRS wants to foreclose on both properties claiming fraud...??!!IRS Say their lien on 138 was before the notarized separation agreement and I paid her no considerations.Do I have a Equitable position in #138 house to trump their tax lien? As the house we bought before ( 143) has a paper trail showing our "relationship" with me being private lender and equitable position long before IRS debts. I have receipts of repairs that I paid also.
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?
Second opinion] I was divorced 5 years ago and my ex husband
Second opinion] I was divorced 5 years ago and my ex husband agreed I can keep the house.He is still named on the mortgage and home equity loan I have as well as the deed.What type of document do I need to remove him from the deed ( he is not resistant at all)so I can sell my house AND as he is at the moment on the deed if he has a tax lien servedwould they be able to lien my house? He is on the deed as I mentioned but my divorce decree states that I get the house.Lastly , what kind of lawyer can help me getting this filed.,,,,, So 2 questions here
Due to medical issues, we are trying to sell our house
Due to medical issues, we are trying to sell our house quickly. We contacted “We Buy Ugly Houses” and were contacted by a local person saying they were with “D&D Realty.”They came out, made an offer and we signed the contract. We were told that we would be given a copy. We did not receiveone. When I asked for a copy, we were sent an incomplete contract, missing the info that had been talked about (see attached photos) (although I fully remember them writing down at LEAST the term of a 21 day contract period and later via text, the “rep” agreed that we had established this).We know now that the person who signed the contract misrepresented his plan for selling our home. He is not a realtor. He put our house on Craigslist with the address & photo attached. We are still living in the house and the whole reason for selling quickly was to avoid multiple showings and inspections. Instead, in addition to the hastily arranged showings, we had people, not realtors or contractors, parking in our drive, walking around our yard, all without any notice or the presence of the rep while we were here. Yesterday, we returned from church to find a truck in our driveway and 3 people, two on the back porch and one on the front. Our dog was inside barking excessively and when we went in, it looked like he had been clawing at both doors, something he has never done in the 3 years we had him. My husband grabbed the dog and I asked the people if I could help them. Two were back in the truck already. The person from the front porch was walking past me on the way to the truck and said that they had seen the ad on Craigslist and was told they could come by. I asked who he spoke to and he said the “rep's” name. I was still upset but was offering to show them the house when the guy jumped in the truck and sped off. We alerted the local police who said it sounded like a Craigslist scam and just last night, they pulled over a suspicious car in front of our house.We looked and found the Craigslist ad and immediately contacted the Rep and informed him that we would be looking at the validity of the contract and if he was remiss in posting the ad with our identifying material. He just took the ad down today. The police are keeping an eye on things in the meantime.What we want to know is:Is this a valid contract, and why?If so, do we have reasonable grounds to break the contract because of the behavior of the “rep” and why?If not, what are our legal options?
I have a real estate issue. I would like to discuss a
I have a real estate issue. I would like to discuss a problem with a title search that has me scared to death.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Well here is the basics. I bought a house from a LLC corp without doing a title search. I then had the property transferred to a land trust that my account is trustee over three years ago. I found out that I have three significant federal tax liens against me.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a title Insurance committment contract that they sent me. I'm afraid all the stuff on it will prevent the house from being sold. we are really close to closing, but I'm afraid the title issue may prevent my buyers bank from proving a mortgage. Scared!
I have closing documents for a sale of a residential
I have closing documents for a sale of a residential property. The title company was picked by the seller who is a real estate attorney here in Texas. Due to the numerous mistakes I have already had to ask the title company to correct I wanted a second pair of eyes to look at the documents and make sure everything is on the up and up. The close is in 24 hours.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The title company has the signed contract for sale and amendment extending the close date. Because we have not closed yet no paperwork has been filed with the county.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There was an IRS estate tax lien on the property and the seller has given me a copy of the letter with the final determination of taxes due.
I am buying a house in Houston, Texas, where I live, with my
I am buying a house in Houston, Texas, where I live, with my daughter. I will ultimately buy her share out within a year. I am fronting the money and trust her fully. I have a federal tax lien based on assumptions by a tax assessment that should be cleared within 90 days and I'm considering putting the house fully in her name, if that is ok, until lien is cleared. Is there a way that I can minimize closing when I buy out her share. Should I create a side agreement that could minimize the cost when I buy here share. Should I list myself as a minority owner on the closing documents? Any guidance would help.
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I have been living in the same apartment for over 4 years.
I have been living in the same apartment for over 4 years. Due to credit issues I had my mother cosign as the guarantor. She recently went behind my back and informed the landlord that she can no longer guarantee the lease. I am actually the one that pays all the rent and always on time or early. I want to stay till the end of the lease but can the evict me with no guarantor. I am also disabled if that makes a difference.Please help.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. They know the situation and I continue to pay rent online. I am paying April early on Wednesday.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The only issue with my credit is I have federal tax liens but because of my disability the IRS has me in CNC status. Currently not collectable. I have 2 years left till they will be gone. I do have a letter from a tax clinic explaining this for a prospective landlord if necessary.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: ?? I don't see a down arrow