He passed away in 2021, the house went into foreclosure last year, and then they auctioned it off, and that was the last I heard about it until I was just contacted about there being surplus funds from the sale.
Excess funds from the sale belong to his estate. The reason why you were notified that the Clerk is holding excess funds is because there was likely a second mortgage, home equity line of credit, judgment lien, or tax lien (often more than one of these) that remains unpaid. You should contact a...View More
We have checked County tax rolls for addresses and do not know where else to look for a correct/current address, phone number or e-mail. What should we do and what options do we have if we are unable to contact them?
Have you tried mailing a letter to them at the property address and if so, what does it say when the letter is returned? Traditional first class mail is the basic method for communications. The county tax office listing has the currently listed mailing address and you can look at the actual tax...View More
You need to initiate a "request for loss mitigation" by calling the mortgage company and requesting it. You will need to fill out an application and provide hardship information. You will be given a choice of solutions at the end of the application. Once of those is for a short sale and...View More
There is a statute of limitation, but the more difficult question to answer is generally when does default occur. The statute of limitation in general for a contract "under seal" is ten years, and for a contract not under seal is 3 years. Some loan agreements leave it completely up to the...View More
From Jan 2020 to Feb6 2022 we consistently contacted the mortgage servicer to get help to save our home. We applied over and over for a forbearance, loan modification, deferment, asked for payment plans, you name it we tried it more than once and were denied everytime. We waited months for the... View More
There are some facts missing from your description. Were foreclosure notices posted on the door and/or received in the mail? Did you attend the hearings and let the Clerk know you had an HAF application pending? Typically, the Clerk will grant an continuance of a foreclosure hearing if he/she knew...View More
My husband took off in 2018 I paid the mortgage and went to nursing school. I was fine right up.until the pandemic. The mortgage was in his name but the deed in mine. I made the mortgage payments, am I entitled to and of the funds left over from the foreclosure sale? I looked online for some reason... View More
Based on this fact pattern, you should be the recipient of any excess funds in the foreclosure process. I would advise that you hire an attorney to represent you during this process to ensure that your interests are heard in court.
My father is POA for my grandfather and has not been keeping up with the mortgage payments. He claims he has been trying to make arrangements with the bank to reinstate the loan but is saying they won’t speak to him even though he has power of attorney. He submitted a letter to the bank stating... View More
Your grandfather will need to file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy ON OR BEFORE THE MAY 1 or else the house will be sold (unless there is an upset bid). This late in the process, that is the ONLY way. SEE A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY ASAP - AS IN NOW!
original family home relatives lived there didn’t pay mortgage, house went into foreclosure my dad bought it out of foreclosure and started paying the mortgage and lived there with his brother. My dads brother didn’t pay anything and now says house is his, everything was in my late fathers... View More
Did your father leave a will or not? You need to go open an estate for your father if one has not already been opened. If the deed was only in your father's name, the house passes to whomever he left it to in his will, or if there was no will, it passes to his heirs. If there is no will and...View More
Unfortunately, this question is impossible to answer without reviewing your contract for sale and owner finance. You may be able to do a "non judicial" foreclosure, which means a Special Proceeding is filed with the Clerk of Court. Or, you may have to file a "judicial"...View More
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...View 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... View 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...View 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...View 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...View 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?... View 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... View 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.... View 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...View 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... View 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...View More
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