Tax Sale Investment FAQ's
Why tax lien and deed investing?
Sophisticated investors, banks, and insurance companies have been investing in tax liens and tax deeds for centuries, and with recent web innovations, this strategy is available to any investor. Through tax liens and tax deeds you can make a high return on your investment and your investment is backed by real estate.
How does tax lien investing work?
When a property owner stops paying their property taxes to the county government, the county places a tax lien on the property. The county then issues and sells a tax lien certificate that has an interest rate attached to it.
What if the property owner never pays their past due taxes?
Then you get the opportunity to take ownership of the property through foreclosure. That is what makes this strategy so secure. You either get your money back plus the state-mandated interest rate or you get the opportunity to own the home.
What's the catch?
There's no catch. Tax liens are a specialized investment strategy that few people know how to do or have the needed information to execute. At taxlienguru.com. we make this strategy possible for the casual investor; not just the banks and insurance companies.
Can I invest in tax liens from home?
Yes you can invest in tax lien certificates from home all over the country.
How much time does it require?
The first deal will take you a couple hours to complete, but it only gets easier from there. After a couple deals you can complete a purchase in just minutes!
Does a tax lien certificate ever expire?
In some locations, after seven years from the date of the tax sales the tax lien certificate expires. Florida is a prominent state that applies this rule. So it's important to keep track of your investments and begin the foreclosure process before the expiration date.
How do I buy a tax lien certificate?
There are three ways to acquire a tax lien. The first is at a live public auction. The second is through an online tax lien auction. The third is through an assignment from a county or through an assignment from a private investor.
What is a tax sale?
The legal process of selling property for the unpaid taxes is commonly called "Tax Sale" or "Tax Auction." Regardless to the name given, the sale is held at a time, place and location ordered by the court and it is a public auction.