The short answer is most probably not. Liens of all types must be paid by the seller when property changes hands. Real estate tax liens have priority over all others. First mortgages usually come next. Then come mechanic’s liens, second mortgages, water bills and other encumbrances. Federal and State income tax liens must get in line just like the others. A deed MUST be recorded before property can be pledged.
Of course, your situation might be different so it’s important to always consult appropriate legal, tax and expert advice and never rely fully on advice you find on this or any Internet site.For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.