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How to Avoid and Resolve a Federal Tax Lien

Do you have a tax lien on a piece of property you own? Tax liens are no fun, but they aren’t as hard to resolve as you might think.  Here’s how it’s done.
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What Is a Hospital Lien?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/27/2020
  • Finance
We are seeing more inquiries about hospital liens lately. With the rise in medical costs, it’s no surprise that the healthcare industry is looking for ways to collect on some substantial bills. With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying ...
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Federal Tax Liens Explained

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/20/2020
  • Mortgage
A federal tax lien can tie up your assets and property, making it difficult to get a loan. In addition, your credit score takes a dive, and bankruptcy won't help you.  Tax liens are one tool the IRS and the federal government have in their ...
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What Documents Do You Need Before You Foreclose?

During the Great Recession, between 2009 and 2010, the housing market hit its peak foreclosure rate. More than five million homes went into foreclosure, and homebuyers could find homes at more than half off the original price in many areas ...
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Net Royalty Acres vs. Net Mineral Acres – What You Need to Know

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/25/2020
  • Finance
Land is all about the acres. Land with exploitable minerals such as oil and gas is about a bit more. When mineral interests are involved, you may wonder if you’ve wandered into the weeds (so to speak) when you start hearing the terms net ...
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What Does your Mortgage Payment Really Include?

Have you ever stopped to look at your mortgage statement? You may notice there are several different numbers aside from the total you pay each month. While paying a single monthly amount seems reasonable, you would be better served by ...
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Is There a Federal Tax on Mineral Rights?

Owning land with valuable natural resources beneath the surface comes with the opportunity for an income stream from leasing or selling the mineral rights. The Boston Tea Party notwithstanding, federal taxes on income of any kind has ...
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Tax Lien Sales: Can You Buy Tax Lien Properties to Save Big?

Every day, banks around the nation foreclose on hundreds of homes. Foreclosure means the bank takes possession of a property after the mortgager fails to make payments – including payments on homeowner taxes. The government (state or ...
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What is Property Tax Proration?

When people buy and sell real estate, buyers and sellers must pay several costs before transferring the property to a new owner, called closing costs. Within these closing costs, buyers and sellers need to negotiate the proration. There ...
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Do Tax Liens Affect Your Credit Score?

It’s that time of the year again – tax season. If you were unable to pay taxes you owe in past years, you might run into trouble when you file this year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) might inflict penalties, late fees, and interest ...
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