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Theoretically it is possible to execute a lien as a forced sale of a primary residence. However, some states have laws that specifically forbid such action and in most cases the homestead exemption will protect the property when it pertains to unsecured debts . Even if that is not the case homes that are jointly owned (especially by a married couple) are rarely subjected to a forced sale. In addition, senior citizens, disabled persons, and low-income persons generally have added protection against losing their home with the exception of issues concerning foreclosure. State and/or federal tax issues are a totally different situation.

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Q: If you have a lien on your house can they take your house?
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What happens when a lien is purchased on a house?

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