Do I get the house in my name if I pay the lien on the house and a judgement against my mom for $10,000? 9 Answers as of May 28, 2013

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Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Generally no.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 9/24/2012
Harris, Yug & Ohlinger
Harris, Yug & Ohlinger | Roberta Ohlinger-Johnson
That's up to her.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 9/21/2012
Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
The question is not clear, however, paying the lien will not change ownership without agreement from the current owner.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/20/2012
Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A. | Diane L. Drain
It is not that simple. I do not have enough information to answer your question. Most importantly where the real estate is located. If it was in Arizona you could purchase the lien on the property and then foreclose. Be aware that you must pay any senior liens in order to keep them from foreclosing on you. Or, your mother could deed the house to you and you could pay all the debts secured on the property. It is best for you to talk to a competent real estate attorney licensed in the state where the property is located.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 9/20/2012
Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
No you must be deeded the property.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/20/2012
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    No, the house is yours when your mother signs over the deed. If you bought the house at auction, then you would get the deed in your name by the referee.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    The Law Offices of Ralph W. Flick, P.S.
    The Law Offices of Ralph W. Flick, P.S. | Ralph W. Flick
    The title of real property is separate from liens. So, if the title is in your mother's name and you pay the liens against her property on her behalf then you would not be given the title. You would have to have a separate agreement with your mother to purchase the title to the real property for the amount of the debt outstanding. However, beware that the transfer of title in Washington triggers the Real Estate Excise Tax.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Victor Varga | Victor Varga
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 5/28/2013
    Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C.
    Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, P.C. | Stuart M. Nachbar
    Not unless the owner transfers title to you.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 9/20/2012
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