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Wooden lodge in a forest with a white SUV in the driveway.

Divorce: How can I get my share in a property sale?

Q: I live in Minnesota and my ex-husband and I co-own a cabin, without a mortgage. Per our divorce he had 2 years to sell this cabin and...

Green 'for sale' sign

Can bankruptcy stop a property tax sale?

Q: Can bankruptcy stop a property tax sale in Illinois?

A: Yes, a bankruptcy will stop a property tax sale IF it is filed...

For sale sign with "foreclosure" on top, in lawn of nice white house.

Buying a foreclosure: You may be liable for old fees

Q: I just bought a foreclosed property in Florida. The HOA has the home rented, and it says I owe $13K in fees from the previous owner....

White, multistory condo building with mountain and ocean views.

Buying condo: New loan vs. borrow on other property?

Q: I currently own a house and a duplex I rent in Colorado. No mortgages. I want to buy a condo in Hawaii that will be considered our...

Two-story brick house with now on the roof, icicles dangling from the gutters.

How liable will my heirs be for my mortgage debt?

Q: Can I leave real estate that has an existing mortgage to my heirs? If so, what options do they have?

A: Yes, you can...

Illustration with house on top of a pile of dollar bills.

Can I apply for a mortgage from 2 or more lenders?

Q: Can a person apply for a mortgage with different lenders at the same time? If so, what happens if a person gets more than one approval...

Timing a short sale and your tax return

Q: If I started the short sale of my home in 2012 but it closes in 2013, will I still be eligible for debt forgiveness under the 2007...

House at dusk with porch light on. (Photo: Flickr/Paul Sableman)

What conditions make a reverse mortgage workable?

Q: I am a 72-year-old widow with limited income, and I'm considering a reverse mortgage. I bought my home 7 years ago for $206K and put...

Consequences of walking away from a mortgage

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Q: If my house in Michigan is now worth $100K less than I owe and I walk away, what are my consequences? (I know the value because the...