Posted by John Behle on April 26, 2000 at 18:42:34:
Liens are the same as loans as to first, second, third position, etc. It is all in the order of recording except for a few special types of liens like “mechanic’s liens” and “Property Tax” liens.
As far as the attachment, we would need to know more information, but I would recommend that this is a situation where “if you have to ask… you need legal advice.” Legal matters are a little like brain surgery, not recommended to try on yourself.
A title company is a good resource for this. A “PR” (pre-liminary title report) will tell you all the liens and potential problems. Then “Title Insurance” makes sure you are protected. You might be able to get a PR free or very cheaply and then discuss it with an attorney at the title company.