If my home was auctioned off by the city for taxes will I get the overages

Kansas City Missouri

Asked on September 2, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Missouri


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You will get the overages (if any) after all the following are paid: the costs of the sale/auction (they can take this off the top); the unpaid taxes, including interest and penalties; and any mortgages, HELOCs, or other liens (e.g. by anyone who had sued you but not been paid by you, so they put a lien on your home; or any contractor liens). Once all those are paid, if anything is left, it is yours.

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