I am looking for a Realtor to help sell a Snellville (Gwinnett) house with a sizeable IRS tax lien on it...

Asked by Or30313, Plantation, FL Wed Jun 20, 2012

My mother-in-law wants to sell her house. It's worth around $100k and she owes about $60k. However, there is an approximately $50k IRS tax lien on the house in her deceased husband's name. Also, the deed and two mortgages are in both her and her deceased husband's name. She is current on both mortgages, taxes, and insurance. My MIL understands that she will not get any money out of the sale. She just wants this house and the IRS lien behind her -- quickly. If you're qualified to assist through this process, please respond with your qualifications. We'd like to get through the sale without spending significant amounts on legal/accounting fees.

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Stephanie Mc…, Agent, Canton, GA
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Doesn't look like it's going to work unless it's a short sale and I doubt you can even close a short sale with a tax lien. I would suggest that you contact a real estate attorney in Gwinnett county to determine the best legal course of action and then find an experienced full time REALTOR to assist you. Best of luck.
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Arvelyn Lewis, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Wed Jun 20, 2012
There might be a few options available. She might have to pay at closing, maybe not. We can take a look at it and see what solutions might be best for her.
Feel free to call me at 404-399-1847.

Arvelyn Lewis
Associate Broker
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Tricia Young, Agent, Lithonia, GA
Wed Jun 20, 2012
Good Morning!

A Comparable Market Analysis should be to determine what the home could sell for. Only then can we determine what your mother will get out of the sale. If the home is only worth 100K and she owe $111, undoubtedly money would have to come out of her pocket.

Please contact me to further discuss.

Tricia Young
BHGRE Metro Broker
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Michael Hamm…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Wed Jun 20, 2012
Sounds simple enough, Or30313, if she truly realizes that not only "will not get any money out of the sale" but might have to pay something at closing. Please call, text or email if we may help further. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond




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