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ff4856, Other/Just Looking in Hearne, TX

property taxes,what happens if you don't pay them

Asked by ff4856, Hearne, TX Mon Dec 2, 2013

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If you are having an issue paying them, you can call the county and typically they will work with you for a payment plan. In asking this question, I quite suppose that you have no mortgage and therefore probably have a lot of equity in the property and would not want to loose it.
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Your house will eventually be foreclosed on if you don't pay at some point.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 23, 2013
Depends on how old you are. If over 65 I believe in some places you don't have to pay now, but your heirs will pay when they sell.

If you are under 65, as others have stated at some point the sheriff will sell your house at auction to pay the taxes.

There could be some options. Feel free to call me with questions.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Foreclosure, eventually. And a judgment will show on your credit report, too.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 2, 2013
The county will put a lien on your property as was stated. You can still sell the property as long as they are paid at closing. Either with equity or you may have to write a check.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 2, 2013
If you do not pay your taxes, the tax assessor/collector will put a LIEN on your property which will prevent you from selling it without first satisfying (paying off) that lien.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 2, 2013
The terms may vary from one state to another but basically when owners are deficient with their tax payments they are penalized initially by being assessed a late fee. This will lead noticies of deficiency, warnings and an eventual public sale of the property if the taxes and fines are not paid.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 2, 2013
Eventually the tax man will catch up. It can depend how far you are behind, because they simply add penalty and interest. It would have to be paid upon selling your home, the title company would arrange that. Do not keep ignoring, because they can sell your home for the back tax amount and you could be out in the cold.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 2, 2013
YOU eventually pack your belongings into boxes and MOVE.
In TEXAS there are folks waiting for you to default on your taxes.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Move to the front of the Line
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