Yes, you still have to pay your rent. NC law does not allow tenants to withhold rent. If you do not pay rent, the current owner can sue you for the rent money (even though he has apparently not paid the mortgage). Since you are month to month, he can also terminate your lease with as little as 7...Read more »
My mother passed and her husband, though separated, is considered next of kin since she didn’t have a will. He neglected to open her estate. The hearing for foreclosure was 2 weeks ago. Ever since this realtor has been calling wanting to buy her house and split profits between himself, moms... Read more »
You are the next of kin with regard to real estate. If you die without a will in NC and you are married and have a child: you spouse inherits 1/2 of your intestate real estate and a portion of your intestate personal property (if you die with personal property worth $60,000 or less, your spouse...Read more »
She will not talk to me at all, changed phone, won’t even discuss school, health, etc about our remaining minor child. Once COVID protections are lifted our lender will foreclose. She won’t talk but I need to sell. It is best for her and kids as well. I am unemployed for over a year
It sounds like you are separated from her. The only way possible would be to file for "equitable distribution" and the Court could enter an Order requiring her to cooperate with the disposal of any marital assets. Otherwise, you cannot force her to sell. You should get an equitable...Read more »
Land Contracts are Leases with an Option To Purchase. You as a renter own nothing except temporary possession and a possible option to purchase. With no Deed ownership you are subject to a Unlawful Detainer Action at any time. It usually happens just before you are supposed to buy the...Read more »
There is a house in North Carolina, the homeowners have not paid all of their taxes for the past 3 years. The neighbors told me the house was in foreclosure but the courthouse did not have it registered. I have wanted this house for awhile I see a lot of potential in it. Any help? Can I buy it?... Read more »
It would be difficult for an attorney here to answer your questions based on this limited information. If you contacted a real estate attorney in North Carolina, they might be able to assess the situation in detail and advise in a meaningful manner.
A bank called Deutsche Bank has stated that they are the trustee on my loan and I have never heard of them prior to them trying to foreclose on my property. They are not listed on any paperwork that I have had nor my DEED. They are listed on MERS but it states INACTIVE. I have been approved for... Read more »
My house sold at public auction (foreclosure) yesterday, Sept 5th. The deed is in my wife's name and she abandoned the property about six months ago exclaiming that she wanted nothing else to do with the house and that I could have it as I am still in the house and don't want to loose it.... Read more »
If the house sold at public auction then likely the deed is no longer in your wife's name and the only way you will get that house back is to negotiate a purchase from the current owner. As to being legally separated - in NC there is no such thing as legally separated. You are simply either...Read more »
Mother's house in NC had reverse mortgage that upon her death was/is WAY upside down. House is in preforeclosure now, hopefully soon to be in foreclosure. Got a Property Tax bill addressed to susieQ's Heirs. Are my brother and I liable for this tax? No assets. We would have to pay out of... Read more »
You need a local attorney to explain to you why you do NOT want to be involved in the probate of this estate. If your name is not already on the property you do NOT have any responsibility for this, and it seems rather odd to me that a tax bill would be addressed to 'heirs' rather than...Read more »
The house was sold under contract for deed in 2011, the buyers never made any payments and disappeared after 4 months leaving the county and leaving the home with many repairs. We have been renting the home and have had no luck locating the buyers who disappeared. We want to sell this house but,... Read more »
If you can locate the buyers, the parties can sign a document that will terminate the contract and any rights the buyers might have to the property. There is not enough detail in your question to determine the current status of the contract. Likely the contract is in breach and you could sue to...Read more »
We owned a house together in NC. We filed for bankruptcy and the bank tried to foreclose on our portion. The foreclosure never went through. Our bank gave up. My mother in law then became ill and defaulted on her part. Her bank was trying to foreclose on her portion of house. How can they... Read more »
I own a home in Wake County. Due to loss of my husband's job and his subsequent hospitalization and current medical condition, we defaulted on our loan. We tried a loan modification with our bank but were unsuccessful. We have found a buyer for the property who is willing to pay the full... Read more »
It depends. Was the mortgage through a traditional bank or third-party or did the seller provide financing? If the latter, then no, you do not owe a deficiency. If this was through a regular third-party lender, then you do owe a deficiency but that does not mean that a bank will seek a...Read more »
If an HOA forecloses, the property is sold at a sale subject to the mortgage and the new buyer at the sale. Depending on the amount of the dues, this might even be the mortgage lender. However, you are responsible up till the time of the foreclosure sale and through any upset period, if...Read more »
He told us that he sold the deed to someone else and we knew nothing of that either. It is true that we finally started receiving letters of the foreclosure but it was too late by then. My husband was unemployed and we could not afford to save it. Can we sure the man?
You could not have legally deeded the home to someone else without violating the due on sale clause of your mortgage. And even if you did do that, deeding the property away does not take your name off the mortgage. You would still be responsible for the mortgage unless the mortgage lender was...Read more »
It depends. Assuming that a first mortgage has not been paid, about 4-6 months before a foreclosure petition has been filed. Once a petition is filed, the hearing will be held within 45-60 days. If the mortgage is found to be in default, then a sale is ordered withing 60 days of the foreclosure...Read more »
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