My home is in foreclosure, but I have a buyer. The Rule 120 Hearing is scheduled for 02/09 and the auction date is 02/28. The buyer and myself have aimed for a 02/23 closing. Not wanting to cut it too close, I asked the mortgage co's attorney if she would be unopposed to continue the hearing 30... Read more »
It sounds like the foreclosing lender/attorney is being reasonable. Read the Stipulation carefully and make sure it says what you think it says - you are agreeing to waive your Rule 120 rights in return for an extension of time. Verify with the Public Trustee that the sale date has been extended....Read more »
Who ever holds the promissory note can demand payment from you based on the terms of the note. Sometimes the holder of the note will delegate the "servicing" to another company. That company then has the power to demand payment and to foreclose if there is a default. You don't give enough detail...Read more »
You can't leave any of your property out of a bankruptcy. You may be able to exempt certain property, but you must disclose everything. Typical Colorado exemptions are the $75,000.00 homestead exemption ($105,000 if one is over 60 or disabled), $7500 for up to two vehicles ($12,500 if over 60 or...Read more »
The chimes violate the covenant against sound devices (which include bells, whistles, etc.) being installed on a structure or in a site. There is also a covenant that says a covenant cannot be waived. But the Architectural Control Committee (ACC), the covenant enforcement branch of our HOA,... Read more »
Every planned community is subject to rules called CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions). You should read them carefully and determine exactly what duties and powers the HOA has. If your neighbors are in violation, the HOA may have a duty to enforce to rules. If they refuse, they can be...Read more »
It's true. Property tax, sales tax and state tax deduction cannot exceed $10,000.00 per year. You may be able to deduct more property tax than that in 2018 (though not sales or income tax) if you pre-paid taxes in 2017.
Looking to buy land/develop homes for a business. Have multiple friends involved. Can one of us get the mortgage and then right up a contractual agreement between us to hand out ownership %'s? So for example, the person with the strongest credit gets the mortgage/loan to build and they own 40%, the... Read more »
It's theoretically possible, but there are some complications. Most deeds of trust have a "due on sale" clause. This means that if you transfer an interest in the land to your partners, the lender can call the loan. You should disclose all material facts to the lender and get written assurances...Read more »
My new sister in law's daughter was murdered by her father who at the time had custody and is now serving a life sentence. She is trying to claim her daughter's ashes in the state of Colorado but isn't sure which type of probate it would be under or what paperwork she would need to complete to do... Read more »
Colorado Revised Statute 15-19-106 lists and prioritizes the persons who have the right to a decendent's remains. If there was no designation in a will and no surviving spouse, the mother would have a statutory right to the remains. If the matter can't be resolved otherwise, a probate estate would...Read more »
You don't have a direct claim against your ex-husband's father's estate. However, you have the right to garnish the estate for the money owed you. If you have not done so already, have the claim reduced to judgment (a pretty easy process) and serve a writ of garnishment on the Personal...Read more »
It depends on the type and amount of the estate assets. If he owned real estate which was not held in joint tenancy with someone else or if he had personal property valued at more than $66,000.00, then a probate estate must be opened. If not, you may collect assets and distribute them by using the...Read more »
You have a statutory priority as a child of the decedent and should check that box. Your step sister has a prior right because she was nominated in the will, but she has renounced it. It's a good idea have her complete Form JDF 912 (renunciation) and file it with your application.
We discovered the damaged garage one month after closing, which prompted us to check to see if he had pulled permits on the garage and found out he didn't pull any permits for anything, including the interior renovations, roof, fence, garage.
The Colorado Seller's Property Disclosure asks seller to disclose if any work was done without proper permits. If the seller did not disclose this and you are damaged or defrauded because of it, you will have a claim against seller and possibly his broker. Under Colorado law, sellers of residential...Read more »
Maybe. You will have to file a formal probate and request a hearing. It will be up to the judge to determine if the will is valid based on certain statutory requirements. If all interested persons agree to stipulate that the will is valid, the court will likely accept it.
Home in PA is a VA loan that we've had for 11 years, and is still underwater (~$60K) since the 2008 crash. We recently closed on our home here in Berthoud, CO, and have virtually no equity built up. Wife laid off last April, only on one income (mine). Our PA tenants just gave notice that they would... Read more »
Without knowing your entire financial picture, I cannot determine whether a bankruptcy would be right for you. A bankruptcy would relieve you of liability for the PA property, but I can't determine whether it would protect your other assets. Since you apparently have not lived in Colorado for at...Read more »
In Colorado, Contracts for the sale of real estate must be in writing pursuant to statute. In some cases, a court may enforce oral real estate contracts if there has been some partial performance. To determine whether your email "acceptance" is valid or not, I would have to look at the documents....Read more »
Seller in foreclosure, listed house with me, now have contract with buyers. Seller since found a way to stay in her home and doesn't want to sell. Buyers' agent wants to sue everyone. How can I help her stay in her home?
Generally, a buyer is entitled to specific performance of a real estate contract as long as the buyer has not defaulted on any material terms. However, your seller could break the contract legally by filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. There are many other consideration before deciding on...Read more »
Your idea will not avoid capital gains taxes on the gain from the sale. I am aware of three possible solutions to avoiding these taxes. First is a 1031 exchange and involves buying another qualifying property and rolling the gain into that - there are complicated rules to this. The second method is...Read more »
The Colorado homestead exemption is $75,000, or if you are over 60 years old or disabled, $105,000. You must have a been a Colorado resident for at least 2 years in order to use Colorado exemptions. Any equity over those amounts must be turned over to the trustee to pay creditors. This will usually...Read more »
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