Without much information--depends, how long has the mortgage not been paid.....in order to best protect yourself and any other assets, consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate sooner rather than later--if you cannot afford one contact your local Legal Aid Society for a pro bono attorney--free--also most professionals do offer a free consultation.... more
Unfortunately the answer is yes if the owner held a mortgage on the property. The bank can foreclose
on the estate. I would highly recommed that the family discuss their options with a real estate attorney
as soon as possible.