Based on your question, I am assuming your lot is located in a plat, and the alley was dedicated as part of the plat. Even if there is no visible evidence of the alley on the ground, it still exists, at least for the benefit of plat owners. An alley typically provides ingress and egress only. If the alley is legally vacated title would go to the adjoining owners. As you may have guessed, there are a number of issues, but an expereinced real estate attorney with a copy of the plat map could...
You did not indicate whether you obtained title insurance (even if the liens were excpetions) at the time you acquired the property from your parents. If not, you may want to contact a title insurance company in Manistee County and request a title commitment to see if there are any encumbrances. Based on the information contained in your question, it is not clear what a quiet title action would accomplish. You should seek the advice of counsel to see if there may be other issues going forward.
It is easy to convey your interest to your son, but you should at briefly consult with a lawyer about tax and other ramifications. There are also a number of options available to accomplish your objective. Get some advice to help choose the best option for you. It should be a fairly simple and inexpensive process. Good luck.
Non-lawyers who choose to represent themselves frequently believe they have been treated unfairly, simply because they don't understand the way the legal system works. If you believe you have a claim, or have otherwise been wronged, seek the advice of an attorney who may be willing to review the matter and provide you with some perspective.
The foreclosure notice in the newspaper should disclose the redemption period (typically 6 months). The owner, which appears to be your landlord, would have the right to possession until the end of the redemption period. If you choose not to pay, your landlord would have to evict you.
Brian's response is spot-on. Prior to speaking with your landlord you should review your lease to determine whether you have the right to pay a termination fee (often one month's rent) or sublease the premises. It is risky to simply walk away, with respect to both your financial liability and credit rating.
One dollar is often recited to satisfy the requirement that there be "consideration" for the transfer. The actual purchase price may be more, or it may not be an arms-length transaction. If the actual consideration is substantially higher, an affidavit is typically filed that recites the actual consideration.
Unfortunately for you, your daughter is correct. The good news is that the eviction process is fairly simple. A local real estate attorney who knows landlord-tenant law should be able to help at a modest price.