Online Tax Lien Sales: Avoiding The Competition


Depreciation of the percentThe Arizona online tax lien sales are done for this year. If you’ve participated in any of these online auctions you know that the bidding has reached new lows. All of the decent properties were bid at under 5% and in some counties under 3% (ouch)! Most of the Arizona counties are very attractive to institutional buyers, perhaps because most of the counties in Arizona will allow only one tax lien certificate to be sold on any property. That means that if you purchase a tax lien, and the subsequent taxes go unpaid, your lien will be sold with the current lien in next year’s tax sale. Why is this attractive to institutions? Because they know they will get paid, they don’t even have to wait out the redemption period. They only need to wait until the following year’s tax sale.  Continue reading

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Are Over-The-Counter Tax Liens And Deeds Deals Or Duds?

pros-and-consI get a lot of questions and comments about over-the-counter tax liens and deeds. Many beginners want to know how to buy liens or deeds directly from the county and circumvent the auctions. They’ve been told that there are always leftovers available and that you can avoid the competition at the tax sale by purchasing left-over tax liens or tax deeds directly from the county instead of bidding on them at the auction. Continue reading

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Meet Me Live In Atlanta

I’ll be in Atlanta Georgia doing live one-on-one consults for one day only – Thursday March 19. Here’s just some of the things that I could help you with during a live consult:

  • Find the best place for you to invest
  • Find the best strategy for you
  • Help you filter a tax sale list
  • Help you do due diligence on tax sale properties
  • Find the tax sale information
  • determine how much bid on properties
  • and the list goes on…

I’ve got 5 – 50 minute spots available on Thursday March 18, starting at 4pm. Get more information and enroll at Or get a free hour session when you enroll in my Inner Circle Elite Coaching Program.

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The Easy Button For Tax Lien And Tax Deed Investing

Watch this short quick tip video to find out about what I call the easy button for tax lien and tax deed investing:

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What You Should Know About Arizona Tax Sales

Arizona tax sales There are a few changes to procedures in some counties for the Arizona tax sales, particularly the online tax sales. Here’s what you need to know for this year’s online tax sales in Arizona:

The Single Simultaneous Bidder Rule

Pinal and Yavapai counties incorporated this rule last year and this year Coconino county has a “single simultaneous bidder rule.” That means that not only can you not bid under a different name or entity, it also means that if you register to bid at one of these tax sales, you cannot have a contractual, legal or financial relationship with any other bidding entity registered in the same sale. It means that anyone who files a joint tax return with you is not allowed to register in that tax sale, and any entity that you are involved in is not allowed to register to bid at the tax sale either. So if you have interest in a fund or other entity that bids at a certain one of these tax sales, then technically you cannot register to bid in that sale. Continue reading

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