The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely REVISED 2ND EDITION

The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely REVISED 2ND EDITION

by Alan Northcott

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If you are searching for a new way to invest that can challenge your investing skills and potentially make you a bundle, look no further than investing in real estate tax liens and deeds. If you’ve considered this path before and found it too complicated, not to worry. The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens&Deeds REVISED 2ND EDITION is here to help. With all the information from the first edition, plus updated laws, websites, and a new chapter guiding you through the exact steps you’ll need to start your tax lien investment portfolio, this book will have you making money in no time.

Investing in tax liens and deeds can be very rewarding. Tax liens can be tax deferred or even tax-free. You can purchase them in your self-directed IRA. Interest rates vary but average between 4% and 18%. The interest rates are fixed by local governments, essentially a government-guaranteed loan. Additionally, the investment is secured by real property (real estate). This sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! You will learn what property tax liens and tax lien certificates are; how to invest in tax lien certificates; how to buy tax lien certificates; insider secrets to help you double or even triple your investment; how to start with under $1,000; the risks, traps, and pitfalls to avoid; and a detailed directory of states that sell tax lien certificates with contact information.

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ISBN-13: 9781601389343
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
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Table of Contents

Preface to Revised Second Edition 11

Chapter 1 What is a Tax Lien Certificate? 15

Tax Deed States 16

Tax Lien States 19

Tax Lien Certificates 20

Chapter 2 Delinquent Properties 27

Single-Family Housing Units 28

Multiple-Family Housing Units 28

Homestead Properties 29

Mortgaged Properties 29

Worthless Properties 31

Chapter 3 Income and Growth Potential 35

Risk Factors 36

Chapter 4 The Annual Tax Sale 43

Tax Sale Linings 43

Registration 44

Meeting the Schedule 47

Keeping Pace 49

Restrictions on Bids 50

Opportunities to Invest 50

Payment 54

Obtaining Deed 56

Restrictions on Bids 50

Opportunities to Invest 50

Payment 54

Obtaining Deed 56

Chapter 5 Bidding on Tax Lien Certificates 59

Competitive Bidding 59

Noncompetitive Biddings 65

Over-the-Counter Tax Certificates 69

Chapter 6 Investing in Tax Lien Certificates 71

Ownership as the Objective 71

Return as the Objective 76

Investors 79

Chapter 7 Obtaining Investment Dollars 81

Tax Considerations 81

Retirement Programs 86

Partnerships 88

Partnership Agreements 90

Chapter 8 Return on Investment Dollars 97

Interest Rates 98

Percentage Yield 100

Flipping 106

Assignment 108

Chapter 9 Steps To Purchasing Tax Lien Certificates 109

Step 1 Understand State Laws and Procedures Governing the I axing Municipality 110

Step 2 Eliminate Stales That Are Not likely to Have Certificates Available for Offer 114

Step 3 Seek Owl-the-Counter Lien Certificates in Oder of the Oldest to Newest 121

Step 4 Determine the Bidding Systems Used 123

Step 5 Bid Where the Bidding Process Does Not Significantly Affect Price 126

Step 6 Acquire the Listing of Delinquent Properties 133

Step 7 Determine Properties Less Likely to Be Redeemed 135

Chapter 10 Making Use of Tax Lien Certificates 147

Tax Lien Certificate Assignmenn 147

Collecting Redemption Amounts 148

Chapter 11 Foreclosing Unredeemed Properties 155

Administrative Filing of foreclosure 156

Force of Sale Foreclosure 159

Quiet Title 160

Hindrance to Foreclosure 160

After Foreclosure 170

Chapter 12 What Next? 171

Choose the State 172

Pick Your County 172

Research Properties 173

Inspect the Properties 173

The Auction 174

Conclusion 175

Appendix 1 State Laws 177

Bibliography 281

Author Biography 283

Index 285

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