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Asked on: 2/23/09, 7:53 pm

Foreclosures and Liens

Can they put a lien on my own in Alabama if my house forecloses in Ohio?

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Answered on: 3/03/09, 10:21 am by Rhonda Hood

Re: Foreclosures and Liens

A foreclsoure does not automatically give the lien holder the right to place a lien against property for which they have not been given a security lien. As for any deficiency after the mortgage on your your Ohio home is foreclosed, you could be sued for the deficiency.

If they obtain a judgment for the deficiency, they could then execute on the judgment. However, to place a lien on property in Alabama they would need to domesticate the judgment. All that said, it is unlikley any of this will happen. We are seeing more and more mortgage companies write off the deficiency and then send a 1009-C for the debt forgiven. That also has a down side, as the IRS considers the amount forgiven as income to you.

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