If your home has a tax lien on it and you have back taxes you need to pay, one way to solve this problem is to sell your home to me.
Do you want to know how much cash your house is worth today?
When people in high-tax areas like Long Island get behind on their property taxes, the county they live in will put a lien on their property for back taxes after a period of time. Typically, the county won’t force a sale on that property for a period of up to three years.
That being said, back taxes do incur penalties and interest from the day they’re considered late. As anyone who owns a house in our area knows, taxes are paid twice per year, and if you miss either or both of those payment dates, you’re considered “late” and you incur the penalties and interest right away.
How do you solve this problem?
One way is to sell your house to someone like myself. I can and do buy properties with tax liens all the time. There are many scenarios whereby a tax lien can be resolved either prior to or at closing. Usually, it’s taken care of at closing. The cash I bring at the closing will pay off the entire lien, including the back taxes, penalties, and any interest that’s been accumulated.
There are times when this situation does get out of control, though—I’ve purchased properties from the county that have already taken the property back. Even if your home has been taken back by the county because of back taxes, I can still buy it. It just takes a little more maneuvering. Many happy people have sold me properties that had huge tax liens and ended up walking away with equity.
If you have a home you’re interested in selling to me or you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to speak to you.