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the house I want has a lien!Can I still buy the house with NO worries?

We really want to buy this house, but my realtor told me there is a lien.So my question is what if the owner doesn't want to pay it or if he doesn't know there is a lien.Can we buy this house without worrying about this lien? Can we buy the house then the money go straight to the person/business that put the lien on the house?Someone help please!!
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Misleidy Perez
Misleidy Perez
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Hello Toni Do,

It seems that you have not been advice properly on the options that you have as a buyer/borrower. My name is Misleidy Perez and I am an experience Mortgage Banker for Brazos National Bank.

I would be happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to call me at 817-349-1612

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If the purchase price is more than the lien, the lien would need to be paid at closing to clear it. There is a great attorney in San Antonio that is a nationwide attorney. His name is Mark Torok with the Torok Law Firm. Give him a call for assistance in this

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It depends on the type of lien. An unpaid mechanic's lien stays with the property. State and federal tax liens can be negotiated with the state or feds; however, a federal tax lien most likely will have to be paid by either the seller or buyer before the house will close. A mortgage is also considered a lien. Any of the above are also considered "clouds" on the title of the property.

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Toni did you ever get an answer to you question? If so can you tell what ended up happening, I am in the same spot right now, thanks!

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