Zillow Advice: Home Buying - We are currently renting a home. Can you purchase a home with a tax lien? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Typically the answer is NO ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Typically the answer is NO however I have found a few loop holes with that.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Ifyou have a repayment plan with the IRS (Im presuming it is an IRS Tax lien) and have paid several payments, some lenders will accept that.&nbsp;<br/><br/>If you are doing owner financing, the owner must be willing to accept the lien since your tax lien would attach to the property. &nbsp;You may also have issues getting title insurance due to the lien.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Check with a real estate attorney about your specific situation though.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Good luck,&nbsp; Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2014-01-24T06:18:00Z You will have to satisfy ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ You will have to satisfy the tax lien before being able to finance a home. Having the tax lien is a huge liability which can be attached to the title of your home. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2014-01-07T02:03:00Z We have been renting the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ We have been renting the same home since 2006 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T19:57:00Z Yes we have been making payments ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Yes we have been making payments for years.&nbsp; What i want to know is legally can a buyer purchase a home with a tax lien?&nbsp; No matter what we do it will have to be creative financing like owner finance.&nbsp; We have been renting since 2006.<br/><br/> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T19:56:00Z Do you have a repayment plan ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Do you have a repayment plan with the tax lien that you have a solid history of paying?<br/><br/> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T19:40:00Z That's going to be up to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ That's going to be up to your lender. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T18:28:00Z Sorry I was unclear.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Sorry I was unclear.&nbsp; We are renting.&nbsp; We have the tax lien against us.&nbsp; Can we purchase a home? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T18:01:00Z Tax liens need to be satisfied ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Tax liens need to be satisfied before property can transfer title.&nbsp; If the seller can not pay the lien out of the proceeds from the sale, then you would need to pay them in order to purchase. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T17:50:00Z Hello, you will have to pay ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ Hello, you will have to pay off the lien before you take title to the home. And you need to be careful because there may be other liens out there. You need to be careful. &nbsp; Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-are-currently-renting-a-home-Can-you-purchase-a-home-with-a-tax-lien/522633/ 2013-12-28T17:49:00Z