Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - how can you sell a home with a lean on it. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-you-sell-a-home-with-a-lean-on-it/269406/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I take it you mean "lien".&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-you-sell-a-home-with-a-lean-on-it/269406/ I take it you mean "lien".&nbsp; It appears that this house may have been foreclosed on recently.&nbsp; If so, the lienholder who foreclosed&nbsp;generally has first access to any funds obtained through <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fore_lt/">foreclosure</a>, then it goes by seniority of liens.&nbsp;&nbsp;If that is not the case, then the lien must be satisfied if it is still good, prior to transfer of title.&nbsp; Consult with an attorney who can research the property and determine what is going on.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-you-sell-a-home-with-a-lean-on-it/269406/ 2009-08-18T18:42:00Z