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What are "Tax Lien Certificates"?

Another method of either acquiring the properties or receiving a very high rate of return on your investment is by investing in Tax Lien Certificates. Many taxing jurisdictions use this  alternative method of collecting delinquent real property taxes. This method involves the selling of "tax lien certificates" sometimes referred to as TLC's., which become a first lien on the property. These certificates  can yield very high rates of return on your investment when the property is redeemed. In many cases these yields can be 20% per annum or even more. In the event the delinquent property owner does not redeem within the time provided for redemption, the holder of the tax lien can obtain title to the property. The following is a partial listing of states that offer you the opportunity to invest in government issued guaranteed tax lien certificates and the current rate of interest or penalty.

ALABAMA - 12%- Redemption period  3 years TLC

ARIZONA - 16% Redemption period 3 years TLC

ARKANSAS - Limited Warranty Deed- Redemption period 3 years

CALIFORNIA 18% - 2 year redemption when held Tax deed state

COLORADO - 9% -  3 year redemption period TLC

CONNECTICUT - 18% 2 year redemption period TLC & Tax deeds sold

DELAWARE - 15% Penalty - One year redemption.

FLORIDA - 18% per annum 2 year redemption period TLC & Tax deeds sold

GEORGIA - 20% Penalty - One Year Redemption tax deed

ILLINOIS - 36% for full year and 24% on farmland with a 2 year redemption period TLC

INDIANIA - 10% - 15% penalty second six months - up too 25% after one year.

IOWA - 24%  - Redemption period is 1.75 years.

Kansas - 5% - redemption period 3 years

KENTUCKY -  12% 3 year redeption period TLC

LOUISIANA -  12% plus a 5% penalty for total of 17% - 3 year redemption period TLC and Tas Deed

MARYLAND - 10% to 24%, counties hanle sales different , Redemption period - 6 months - 2 years TLC

MASSACHUSETTS - 16% redemption period up to 6 months  TLC

MICHIGAN - 12% the 1st yr redemption - 2 year  redemtion -  Tax deeds State

MINNESOTA - 12%  redemption period 1 year TLC

MISSISSIPPI - 17% redemption period 2 years - The owner of record has two years to redeem TLC

MISSOURI - 10% + penalties owed + extra 8% redemption period 2 years - TLC & Tax Deed

MONTANA - 10% - Redemption period 2-3 years - TLC & Tax deeds State

NEBRASKA - 14% redemption period 3 years - TLC & Tax deed state sold in March

NEVADA - 12% - Redemption period 120 days for Vacant land, 2 Years for developed land - TLC & Tax
deed state

NEW HAMPSHIRE - 18% - Redemption period 2 years varies in municipality - TLC & Tax Deed state

NEW JERSEY - 18 %  or more depending on penalties - Redemption period 2 years - TLC

NEW YORK - 14% for counties that have sales - Redemption Period 1 year Sales in April or August -
TLC & Tax Deed state depending on county

NORTH DAKOTA - 9%  to 12% - Redemption period 3 years, sales are in December - TLC State

OHIO - 18% - Redemption period as short as 1 Year (ONLY for counties with 200,000 and up - TLC in June.

OKLAHOMA - 8 % - Redemption period 2 years - TLC & Tax deed states

OREGON - 5% - Redemption period 2 years - TLC

PUERTO RICO - 20% regardless of when redeemed.

RHODE ISLAND - 16% - Redemption period 1 year  varies on the muicipality - TLC

SOUTH CAROLINA - 7-8 % plus 4% added 2nd year - redemption period 1 year- 18 months - TLC

SOUTH DAKOTA - 12% - Redemption period 4 years - TLC 3rd Monday in December

TENNESSEE - tax DEED state - 1 year right of redemption beginning at the date of the foreclosure auction.
Also, a tax auction proceeding will eliminate most prior liens (such as a first and/or second mortgages) following a quiet title proceeding, which from my experience is typically a six month process.

TEXAS - tax DEED state - 2 year redemption period

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - 12% - Redemption 1 year

VERMONT - 12% - Redemption period 1 year - auctions varies depending on the municipality - TLC

WEST VIRGINIA - 12% - Redemption period 18 months - Sales in Oct. Nov. for some counties - TLC

WISCONSIN - 18 % - Redemption 2 years - Sales are controlled by municipalities, info hard to find. Most
sales are in Sept. - TLC & Tax Deed

WYOMING - 18% - Redemption 4 years - Sales vary on county sales are held July - Oct. - TLC

WASHINGTON D.C. - 12% or 1% per month - Redemption period 6 months - TLC & Tax Deed State

What are “Tax Forfeited Properties”?

Tax Forfeited Properties refer to real estate which is forfeited to the state, county, city, or other taxing jurisdiction for non-payment of real estate property taxes.

There are two primary methods of acquiring these properties for pennies on the dollar.

The first method is to attend public auction sales where the taxing jurisdiction actually sells the property to the highest bidder. These sales can be ministerial foreclosure types of sales or judicial foreclosure sales.

Ministerial tax sales refer to property that is sold by the taxing jurisdiction, normally to the highest bidder for cash, after following the statutes relating to such sales.

Judicial foreclosure types of sales refer to property that is sold by the taxing jurisdiction, normally to the highest bidder for cash, but only after a court orders the sale of the property. The judicial procedure can sometimes take months or even years after the initial foreclosure law suit is filed. However, the deed received by the highest and best bidder is one of the best type of deeds that you can receive.

What do you need to get started?

Your most important need is for information. That information should be specific for the state(s) or area of interest to you. That is why we provide a separate manual for each of the U. S. states and territorial possessions. Many years of hands-on experience and legal research have preceded the preparation and writing of  each of these documents..

I have over 40 years of hands-on experience in this "Fun and Profits in Tax Forfeited Lands business." I have personally purchased thousands of properties and attended tax sales in over 50% of the  over 3000 counties in the U. S. I also have spend hundreds of hours in the law libraries researching and studying the statutes that relate to tax forfeited real estate. I revise the manuals annually to reflect changes in the statutes. This legal research has covered many years and thousands of hours with my head in the law books.

But, just knowing the statutes is not always enough. The many years of hands on experience in most of the states and many different taxing jurisdictions have help me develop techniques that are highly profitable. The  hundreds of success stories from those using one or more of these techniques attest to their profitability.

Through the years, these techniques, ideas, and concepts that have worked well for me are now available in my FUN AND PROFIT manuals  to you and at the lowest prices I have ever heard of in this business.

You can get started with very little money and start building your financial nest egg in this fun and profitable business right now. You do not even need to leave the privacy of your home in order to make a lot of money in this business. You need to know the techniques and how to implement them.

Some of my purchases have included a 300 acre plus Island in the middle of the  Mississippi River for less than $1,000, residential homes and rental houses for as little as $25 each; residential lots for $1 each; and hundreds of small acreages for less than $100 per acre. Other buys include 5 acres worth about $75,000 for $6,100; 8 lots and 4 houses for less than $2500; 2 1/2 acre sin Oklahoma City for less than $900 which I sold the very next day for $11,000.  I could go on and on.  The list is so big that I cannot even remember all of the nice buys.

Buys like the above are not just for yesteryear but are being made right now, day after day, by our customers..

Again, I refer you to the many success stories which keep coming in almost on a daily basis as evidence that similar buys are currently being made.

Check out what others have had to say. Check the he materials available. Also take a look at some of the links you can use for research.

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    1. Ten Profit making formulas and techniques - time tested and proven to be highly profitable over the years and by our many customers today.

    2. Pertinent statutes relating to the collection of delinquent taxes and the sale of property for non-payment of taxes in the state or states of your choice.

    3. Form letters for your use in contacting the proper public officials. These can  be copied, pasted, and mail merged saving you many hours of hard work.

    4. Form letters for contacting delinquent property owners prior to the sale and buying the property for a small consideration. This is one of the most profitable techniques among the ten in each state manual. You can start using it almost immediately after you receive your manual(s).

    5. List of public officials to contact. This list can be imported into your favorite database and used to mail merge letters to the proper officials.

    6. Public record statutes. You need to know your rights and the maximum they can charge for public records

    7. Complete text of pertinent statutes relating to tax sales.

    8. Ideas that work - not just theories.

    CLICK HERE for list of States.  Each state with a red * beside its name offers tax lien certificates.  Each of these states also have tax deed sales.

    You should consider acquiring more than one state manual. Why? The laws vary from state to state. The profit making techniques can work differently in different states. Some states have no minimum bid at tax lien auction sales. Some states have auction sales throughout the year. Others have their sales all on the same date. The yields on tax lien certificates can vary from state to state. The profit making techniques can also vary from state to state but can easily be modified for any jurisdiction. Check out our specials.

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    We would like to ADD your story to our long list.  We have hundreds of pages of real success stories from real people.  It will take you hours to read all of them but it is well worth your time


    From: "kayos"

    Subject: Success Story To:

    Hi Roy! Well, it's been an incredible 6 months since I first met you in your sites Chat Room! After ordering your CA, AZ, NV and USVI manuals, I realized that there definitely plenty of fun and profits in tax forfeited lands for everyone, even me. Living in Japan,  however, I also realized that I either had to wait until I returned to the U.S. to start working your fantastic strategies or modify them in some way for people living overseas like myself. It was exactly at that time that you discussed another possible methods for safely buying land "free and clear" from the State for pennies on the dollar. Well, Roy, you'd be proud of me! You gave me the ball and I ran like crazy.  After obtaining the proper maps, making contacts with local and State officials and reading through lists of 12,000 to 15,000 properties, I've done it! My first three "free and clear" Deeds arrived in the mail last week. I was able to purchase three residentially zoned lots in a beautiful wooded resort community nestled in the Ozark Mountains. Each lot has a FMV (Fair Market Value) of $1500.I bought all three lots for a total of $260!!! It was indeed well worth the wait and the initial money that I invested in your manuals. I am currently using the same method to purchase two lake front lots that have a FMV of $30,000- $35,000 each. If successful, I'll be able to pick up both of these lots "free and clear" for $3,000! That's $60,000 worth of extremely marketable property for just $3,000! I truly never thought that I'd be buying land for $0.05 on the dollar, especially from a foreign country. Roy, your willingness to share your strategies and patiently answer my many "rookie" questions in the Chat Room prove once again that you are not only a man of your  word, but also a man of immense honesty and goodwill. Thank you for everything and I sincerely look forward to treating you and your wife to a fabulous steak dinner once I return to the U.S.!

    Warmest Regards,

     Yamanashi, JAPAN

    Subject: Success Story

    Hello Roy,

    I've been working diligently on purchasing property in my state of North Carolina. So far, due to your methods as presented in your manuals, I was able to purchase 3 properties with a total assessed value of $60,000 for $25.00 each by quit claim deed. Indeed, it does take some work and elbow grease but with the knowledge that you give through your state manual I believe anyone can prosper!

    Thanks A Million Times Over!!!

    Vanessa, North Carolina

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    Hello Roy.

    Really been enjoying the extra information through your news letters on e-mail. You might recall me, the guy from Hawaii who bought the land for $100. Enjoyed seeing my experience. I now recently live in New York, looking forward to sales coming up. I always appreciate your insights so thought I would at least get your manual for New York. I've used your Hawaii and Washington manuals to my benefit so far. Thanks for the extra guide lines. Looking forward to what you have to say in NewYork. Thanks...


    Bevan White

    Subject: Thank You

    Hi Roy,

    Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know about my success, using you techniques. I ordered your Arizona manual. Idid the research and mailed out 45 letters to property owners. One week later I got two responses, The first accepted my offer of $50 for 10 acres, and the second accepted my offer of $10 for one acre. My second week I received back three letters, and all three property owners accepted my offers of less than $50 for each property. Thank you very much. I was surprised at how easy it was. Feel free to use this email. I am excited, because this is only the beginning.



    Hello Roy:

    Just would like you to know that I have just acquired 8 properties in Maricopa County, Arizona, using the method of contacting the delinquent property owner as explained in your manuals and offering him a token payment. Each of the properties was acquired for $100. The eight properties total 24.74 acres and have a FCV (Fair Cash Value) of $32,147 according to the tax tax assessor. According to the assessment ratio this means the properties are worth well over $50,000. The total amount of delinquent taxes due is $5581. I mailed out less than 400 letters to acquire these properties. I will probably receive a few more from this first mailing. There are over 15,000 other properties on the list that I  bought from you. I am going to send out another 500 letters very soon. In the meantime, I think I can sell these with small down payments with the buyer agreeing to pay the past due taxes. Quite a return for an investment of only $800 plus the $49.00 which I paid you for the list.

    Thanks a million.


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    Robert, in Phoenix, Arizona, just acquired 3 properties which consisted of 2 vacant lots and a small home. He paid $50.00 for each from the delinquent property owner who had no intention of redeeming, using one of the techniques in our manuals.

    Paul in California, acquired a home worth about $60,000 for less than $5,000 prior to the tax sale, using one of the techniques in our manuals.

    Jesse, in Texas, just acquired a home on a golf course worth about $110,000 for a little over $7,000 total. He did not have to go to the Auction and compete. He used one of the techniques which we have developed over the years and is revealed in our manuals.

    Another couple in Northern California have acquired several properties for $100  each from  delinquent property owners prior to the tax sale.

    John, in Oklahoma acquired a nice two bedroom home for less then $2500 even after paying all the taxes and fixing it up for re-sale. He used one of the techniques in our manuals.

    Rudy, from California, recently acquired a very valuable lot in Little Rock, Arkansas, for a little over $200, using one of our techniques. He is having a Realtor sell the property for him.

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