Yesterday, I kept getting emails about Moore Manor being “in foreclosure.” How does this make sense to anyone? Y’all picked the wrong day to be stupid because I’m going to take you all to school. Let’s start with a definition.
fore·clo·sure, the action of taking possession of a mortgaged property when the mortgagor fails to keep up their mortgage payments.
In order for a house to be foreclosed upon, there must be a mortgage with a financial institution. Kenya Moore paid cash for her home therefore it cannot be foreclosed upon.
Next let’s talk about Property Sales For Failure To Pay Property Taxes. This is a legal process that takes years to happen. The fact that Kenya has not paid her taxes for 2017 yet does not in fact mean that the stories are true that Kenya’s house will be auctioned on the courthouse steps LITERALLY NEXT TUESDAY to pay the $7,000 bill. HOW DUMB ARE THESE PEOPLE?
So how did this rumor get started? Some guy on Facebook posted that he was looking through the list of properties to be auctioned and noticed that Moore Manor was on it. Sites started to run with the information without any sort of logical thought. Clearly there is some sort of error there. The RHOA just got a very large six figure paycheck. I don’t think Kenya needs me to loan her $7,000. First I reached out to Kenya’s people and then I began my own investigation. Here are the actual facts.
Kenya has not paid here 2017 taxes yet because they are not due yet. If you pick any random house in the city of Atlanta you will find that their taxes are not paid yet either. The Atlanta tax bills for 2017 were finalized and sent out on October 31, 2017 and are not due until December 31, 2017. Kenya also has Fulton taxes (bonds) that are due of January 15, 2017. Kenya paid her 2016 taxes. So everything seems in order.
So why was Moore Manor on the tax sale list? A representative for Kenya told Tamara Tattles exclusively, when Kenya purchased the home May of 2015, the 2014 taxes were part of the settlement and the 2015 taxes were not yet due. Because Kenya paid cash, there was no escrow account. The 2015 tax bill was sent to the former owners due to a billing error. No one was aware of the issue until last month when Kenya was finally made aware of the past due taxes. She had paid her 2016 taxes and 2015 was simply and oversight due to the billing error. As soon as she was informed of the error, she paid the 2015 taxes.
So no foreclosure, no tax sale, nothing to see here. Oh and Moore Manor is not currently for sale either, that is another false rumor. It is hilarious the number of people who went off half cocked over some random dude on Facebook making a comment.