My mom passed away 8 years ago and left her house to my brother and I. But since then, we haven’t been able to do anything with it because it has 2 liens on it. So it sits there unoccupied after all these years.
Back around 2007 during the housing bubble, my mom used her house as collateral and purchased 2 other houses. When she passed a way, the debt from those houses created 2 liens. Shortly after they foreclosed and sold, therefore (from what our lawyer tells us) the liens should’ve been removed. So we tried to contact the two companies that held these liens to get everything smoothed out. To no avail, they both went bankrupt. We hired a lawyer to help us find the companies that took over the liens, but even our lawyer couldn’t figure it out.
$30,000 later, in debt from lawyer’s “research”, no information on the liens, rejected by the judge, and no house, we decided to call it quits until we had the money to hire a lawyer again. I’m worried that so much time and money has gone by that we need to figure this out before it gets auctioned off. So my question is, what can I do to find who the lien holders are, and remove them?