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Mass. tax forelclosure (by Allan`` [MI]) Apr 18, 2019 5:57 PM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Taz [CT]) Apr 18, 2019 7:16 PM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Allan Ruckey [MI]) Apr 18, 2019 8:34 PM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Steve [MA]) Apr 19, 2019 3:19 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Taz [CT]) Apr 19, 2019 4:50 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Johnny B. [MA]) Apr 19, 2019 4:58 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by S i d [MO]) Apr 19, 2019 6:10 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Allan`` [MA]) Apr 20, 2019 5:11 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by Taz [CT]) Apr 20, 2019 7:45 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by tryan [MA]) Apr 20, 2019 11:43 AM
       Mass. tax forelclosure (by tryan [MA]) Apr 20, 2019 11:44 AM

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Mass. tax forelclosure (by Allan`` [MI]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 5:57 PM
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How many years can you be behind in your real estate taxes before the town can start foreclosure or tax sales ? --68.51.xxx.xx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Taz [CT]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 7:16 PM
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If you are looking at Massachusetts, it probably depends on whether it is a senior citizen or not. My grandfather was able to accumulate almost 30 years of unpaid taxes because of his age. The town agrees to just lien the property and collect at the end. --32.211.xxx.xxx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Allan Ruckey [MI]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 8:34 PM
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I have the same problem. My Mother who is the sole owner of her house is in a nursing home and is 104 years old. she has been in the nursing home for 3 years and no funds to pay the taxes. I guess I should talk to the town and see if I can get the same conditions.

Thanks

Al R. --68.51.xxx.xx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 3:19 AM
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Since MA cities & towns charge 14% interest on unpaid property taxes, it might make sense to sell the property rather than continue to pay taxes with interest & upkeep.

I have a house on my street that has been empty for over 25 years. About 10 years ago the town started to take it for unpaid taxes. As of last fall it was still in limbo as to whether the town or the heirs could actually sell it. As far as I can see the only winners are the lawyers who keep ringing up billable hours for both sides.

There is another property in the same neighborhood that was sold for unpaid taxes in less than 14 months from start to finish.

--96.237.xx.xx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Taz [CT]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 4:50 AM
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Sell the property and the town will get their lien. --32.211.xxx.xxx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 4:58 AM
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Why not just sell the property? It doesn’t sound like she is coming back to it. --24.147.xx.xxx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 6:10 AM
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Without knowing "the family situation" I agree with Johnny B. What's the point in hanging on to a house and letting it fall apart and rack up bills + penalties and fines? Just sell it, clear the lien, and put the remainder of the proceeds in trust for your mom.

If you're worried about Medicaid "taking" mom's house or the money from the sale...it doesn't matter. They'll either take it now or take it from her estate. Unless someone is living in it now, there's no reason to hang onto it. --173.20.xxx.xxx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Allan`` [MA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 5:11 AM
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Big Issue with sale now. To qualify for Mass health and paying for Nursing Home a person has to reduce their assents to less that $2000. The house can be kept thinking the resident in the nursing home will return home at some point. Yes MassHealth has a lein on the home which exceeds the value of the house. If the house is sold now it is considered income and Mom will no longer qualilfy for nursing home. So, home has to be kept until she is now longer with us.

My original general question was in normal circumstances when would a town start proceeding for non-payment of real estate taxes? 2 or 3 years or longer? --68.51.xxx.xx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by Taz [CT]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 7:45 AM
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That makes no sense. Medicaid pays for nursing homes - not a state health plan. Medicaid has an asset reduction to $1600. Sounds like you should talk to an attorney or a Medicaid planner to figure out what makes sense. If someone is POA or conservator, then you can ask the probate court for permission to sell her home.

www.mamedicaidlawyer.com/know-the-difference-between-medicare-medicaid-and-masshealth/

--32.211.xxx.xxx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 11:43 AM
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It's specific to the town ... just went to a tax lien sale where the debt was a year old. About 30 liens went in about an hour n'half.

So it's up to the tax collector how aggressive they want to be. --198.168.xx.xxx




Mass. tax forelclosure (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2019 11:44 AM
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It's specific to the town ... just went to a tax lien sale where the debt was a year old. About 30 liens went in about an hour n'half.

So it's up to the tax collector how aggressive they want to be. --198.168.xx.xxx



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