Tax Lien Investing Basics: What Are Penalties For Tax Liens?

tax lien investingRecently I received this question about tax lien investing. “I understand getting interest on your liens.  I do not understand penalties.  Does this mean that if you bought a lien, to get the deed to the property you would have to pay an additional penalty?”   

The short answer to this question is no, if you purchase a lien in a state that has a penalty, you do not have to pay an additional penalty to get the deed to the property. A penalty is something that the property owner has to pay in order to redeem the lien or deed.

6 Things You Need To Know

Before I answer this question more thoroughly, I’d like to review the 6 things that you need to know before you invest in tax liens or redeemable tax deeds. The reason that I want to review this is that the statutory interest rate is #1 and penalties are #6 on this list. Each of these items listed can make a huge difference in your profit when it comes to investing in tax liens or redeemable tax deeds. They also make tax lien and redeemable tax deed investing very different in each state. Here are the 6 things you need to know before investing in any state: Continue reading

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Early Spring Tax Sales…..

There are a lot of spring tax sales, both online and live, tax lien sales, deed sales, and redeemable deed sales. Spring is a great time to get involved in tax lien investing no matter what your investment goal or where you live.
Tax Lien Sales
If tax liens are your cup of tea, there are plenty of tax lien sales in early spring in Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, Indiana, and Maryland. All of the Alabama and Mississippi tax sales are live, but some of the New Jersey, Indiana and Maryland tax sales are online.
Baltimore City has a big online tax lien auction each year that ends in the middle of May, but the deadline to register as a bidder this year is May 5. You’ll find the auction information on the bidding website at The site is open for registration now but the list of tax sale properties will not be published until March 15. Continue reading

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Free Gifts From

free-gifts-from-taxlienlady.comThere are 2 very valuable free gifts from So if you haven’t taken advantage of these yet, you might want to do it now…

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The first is a free Profit Planning Strategy Session that I offer to anyone who needs help getting started with investing in tax liens or tax deeds. This is for you if you have money to invest in tax liens but you’re not sure how to get started. It’s especially for you if you know you need help, but don’t know which program is right for you.

You may have been to a tax lien investing seminar where you’ve been pitched a coaching program that costs tens of thousands of dollars. No need to worry about that, it’s simply not necessary. I have programs and mentoring services that can get you started for under $1000! And I give you a free consultation to see which is the right program for you. You can get yours when you fill out the form at

I give away more valuable information for free than you’ll get at a paid one day seminar. Just check out my blog or my YouTube Channel and you’ll see.

The second free gift I have for you when you come to my blog or website is my Sweet 16 Tax Sale Websites swipe file. This is a list of 16 tax sale websites. These are the actual websites that sell tax sale properties in different states around the country. And that’s not all, you’ll also get my special quick start video and my 5 point tax lien investing checklist! Just go to to grab your copy!

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Are You Frustrated With Investing In Tax Liens?

frustrated-with-investing-in-tax-liensHas investing in tax liens got you frustrated for any of these reasons:

  • You have a large amount of money to invest and are finding it difficult to purchase tax liens or redeemable deeds for decent returns
  • You’re having trouble doing your due diligence and you’re afraid that you might lose money by bidding on properties that aren’t any good
  • You’ve done your due diligence on tax sale properties and you know what properties to bid on. You’ve been to a few tax sales, but you just can’t figure out how to win profitable bids against competitors that are bidding down the interest way too low or bidding up the price way too high

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Here’s How To Get Honest Help With Tax Lien Investing

tax lien investing studentLast fall I conducted a tax lien investing training and one of my students, Gloria Hahn, from Pennsylvania, wrote me a wonderful letter about her experience with my training. Here are just some excerpts from her letter, and all the emphasis is hers

“If you are looking like I did for a ‘teacher’ and not another rip-off… sincerely, Joanne Musa the Tax Lien Lady is IT if you want to learn about tax liens and tax deeds….

She’s so simple, clear and step-by-step…

There wasn’t ONE thing she missed, She teaches step by step full circle…She told us loads of websites she herself uses and loads of FREE guides, even one on each state and their rules. Continue reading

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