If a surviving parent has a lien against property they own and now they reside in a nursing home can ownership be transferred by quick deed?
Yes, as long as the buyer is willing to accept title subject to
the lien, in other words, pay it off to clear the title, or accept
the risk that nobody else will ever want to buy it with the
Many people buy properties with liens, fully expecting to pay
off the liens as part of the "price" of ownership, and the
compensation to the seller is adjusted accordingly.
For example, I offered to buy a property in foreclosure and pay
off the lien for timber "http://taxes.answers.com" title="taxes">taxes
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"deal." Buyer pays off the notes, seller pays off the tax liens,
obtains clear title and an extra tax deduction.