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I am in the process of walking away from my home, i am going to buy a house cash, can the mortgage co try to take my new home

Warren, MI |

I want to know if when i buy a foreclosed house for cash will the mortgage co. come after me for my new house since i walked away from the old one, they would not work with me when i called them and i couldn't afford the note. also will i owe any taxes on the old house.

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You need a lawyer immediately. You owe them the mortgage, the collection fee, the attorney fees for collection etc. If they get a judgment against you, they can take over title to your old home, and almost any other asset you own up to the amount owed them. You would be better off working out a deal with them through an attorney. I would not purchase a doghouse let alone a home until this issue is resolved. If you do not do this, your credit will wind up in the toilet as well.
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