I have some questions regarding property taxes. If you don't pay them... 1) How long do you have before the town repossesses your home? 2) Once they sell your home, do you get paid the excess of the sales price over the tax amount owed? For example, if they sell your house for $300k, and you owe $3k in taxes, do they give you the $297k difference? 3) How does having a mortgage affect things?