James, Home Owner in Florida

im losing my house because i owe $5,000 in taxes before 11/22/10. when it goes up for auction, will i have first bid to pay off the taxes.?

Asked by James, Florida Fri Nov 12, 2010

im the sibling of the owners who owe the money. i know no specifics. in fact they moved out and i moved in. everyone is with holding info. all i know is i owe $5,000 before 11/22/2010. so my sister and i hope we have first bid {sort of speak}. when the house goes up for auction. can someone please help us. we have no money for a lawyer and know nothing about florida real estate laws etc... thank you for your time and help. i dont own this home but i dont know how to correctly answer the registration. my parent own the home but my sister and i and her children now live in the home. please help.

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Sam Provan, Agent, Sun City Center, FL
Fri Mar 18, 2011
I didn't see this question until today which is past your deadline --- do hope you followed others advice and paid the taxes due ---
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Keith Manson-…, , Milwaukee, WI
Sun Nov 14, 2010
If you pay the taxes that should stop any auction. Usually the city/state allows repayment plans if you pay the required sums. You need to get the property deeded into your name and get authorization from the owners that will allow others to discuss the issues about the property. The other issue will be if there is a loan on the property the lender may not be far behind with a foreclosure action. The sooner you get the proper authorization the better and the more likely you will keep the property.

Keith Manson'
First Weber Group
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Nov 12, 2010
Consider paying the taxes, and are there other monies owed--you really should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate--if you cannot afford one, contact your local Legal Aid Society or Bar Association, for a pro bono attorney--free.
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Bob Movin-On, , Hartford, CT
Fri Nov 12, 2010
If you let it go to auction someone could out bid you, if you have the money go pay the taxes now, then you become like a tax lien investor who would buy the taxes from the town then foreclose themselves.
If the taxes are behind you may have other problems, is the mortgage behind?
Fortunately if you buy the taxes and the mortgage were to go to foreclosure you would get paid back with interest.
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Ainsley Daux, Agent, Brandon, FL
Fri Nov 12, 2010
Gerard is completely correct. If you have money go to the tax office and pay them. That should cancel the auction
Good luck
Ainsley Daux
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Gerard Dunn, Agent, Chevy Chase, MD
Fri Nov 12, 2010
Go to the tax office with a check and pay them. Once you are current, the auction will be postponed.
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