Tip for Narrowing Tax Lien list

Tuesday, January 08

Online tax lien auctions can have lists of liens available that number in the thousands of liens - and some counties have tens of thousands of liens available. Be Prepared The old Boy Scout motto of Be Prepared is great advice for getting ready for a tax lien auction. Below is a typical begi...


Competitive Bidder Analysis - Auctions

Friday, January 04

Part of what I do throughout the year after the annual auctions are over, is that I create my auction results spreadsheets and start sorting and filtering the data. I can figure out what my competition did in the last auction and use the previous year results to help me make better bids for th...


Why I like lien investing

Tuesday, January 01

While doing a little spreadsheet analysis today, I did a quick pivot table that listed all the bidders winning total and average rate of return each bidder received in the Coconino County Arizona tax lien auction last year. Then I sorted by the average rate of return highest to lowest. Here i...


More 2013 Prep - Paying sub taxes and foreclosure on liens

Friday, December 14

Just received my letter listing all the liens I own where the owners did not pay the taxes again. I have the opportunity to pay the taxes and earn the same rate as my original lien. I have 6 liens on vacant residential properties that are at the end of their redemption period in February. ...


2013 AZ Tax Lien Auction Prep

Sunday, November 25

Yup. Time to start the preparation for the 2013 AZ online tax lien auctions. To be honest, prep started right after last year's auctions ended. I created my results spreadsheet and had my outsourcer add the additional Bid data. I looked at some new areas and updated my Parcel Priority list...


Future of Tax Liens - big financial firms vs individual

Tuesday, June 05

Is the linked article a precursor to what is to come? Encore Capital in San Diego purchased Propel Financial Services of San Antonio, Texas. Propel buys property tax liens from local governments and then works to collect the outstanding taxes on their own. There is no individual investor...