Over the counter Tax Lien Certificates







Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: alex



Where can I find the County web addresses that list OVER THE COUNTER TAX LIEN CERTIFICATES that can be bought over the internet using a credit card?




Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



Are you looking for a tax liens in a particular county, or state? Or, are you just looking for a website where you can purchase tax liens from anywhere?




Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: brian



I'm actually wondering if that can be done safely? How can I actually purchase a lien from someone else and ensure it is valid so I get my return?




Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: alex



I'm looking for web addresses in Tax Lien States where I would be able to get a list of the Tax Lien Certificates that were not bought at auction. And that I could then buy with a credit card for the amount of the back taxes and any fees.




Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



Alex - Most counties that offer tax liens, do allow you to purchase "over the counter" liens, but you will have to contact the controlling entity (treasurer, sheriff, collector, etc.) directly. Our website supplies you with all the information needed to do so.

Many of the counties in Florida and Arizona offer on line auctioning and OTC purchases. For the counties that do, that information will also be included in the county info supplied by our website.




Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



Alex - If you had a specific county in mind, we can research for you, but we cannot supply that information for all counties at this time. I have noted the request to our management and that specific information may be incorporated into the standard county information in one of our future upgrades. Please let us know if you have any further inquiries.




Entry Date: 05/14/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



Brian - If you are purchasing "over the counter" (OTC) tax liens directly from the county, the lien should be 100% valid. If you're purchasing a lien from another individual, you will want to complete your due diligence and ensure the lien is A) valid and B) able to be re-issued to you. If the lien passes both of those tests, there is usually a transfer fee and the county will complete the process for you. Our website is currently being updated to include a user-to-user tax lien/deed purchasing database. One of the features will include a "secure" transaction where we will do all the research for you and guarantee the validity. Check back in a few months for the "Online Tax Lien/Deed Supermarket".




Entry Date: 07/17/2009

Entered By: sanjivan



Can I buy tax`deeds on the internet.
Sam




Entry Date: 07/20/2009

Entered By: taxlien



sanjivan, check out the discussion board topic "Buying Tax Liens Online". That has the few sites where you can purchase tax liens online.




Entry Date: 07/21/2009

Entered By: taxlien



- - - OTC Liens From Non-County Entities - - - One of the biggest names on the web offers tax liens and deeds for sale. You can go to ebay.com and punch in "tax lien" or "tax deed" into the search bar and several results will come up. There are probably a portion of these that are legitimate tax liens/deeds however here are a few things to keep in mind: 1) Make sure you check into how much the lien is actually for. Chances are, people are bidding on these items thinking they’re getting an actual property, which is most certainly not the case. You’re most likely only going get back the amount on the lien plus interest. Therefore, if you purchase a lien for $1000 and it turns out the lien is paid current and is only for $195, you’ll end up losing almost $800. 2) Many times the “transfer and paperwork fees” are really high. I’ve seen as high as $195. In contacting many counties across the nation, the re-assignment is rarely over $50. So again, you’d end up paying more than you need to. 3) The most important thing is to do your homework and remember to never too much where you’ll end up losing money. You’re not buying a property, you’re buying a piece of paper that says you have interest in the property.




Entry Date: 07/21/2009

Entered By: taxlien



-- - OTC Liens From Non-County Entities (Continued) - - - http://buytaxliens.com/ is another online site, but many times has the same liens and risks that you see on Ebay. www.bid4assets.com is not and OTC site, however a few counties nation wide use this 3rd party website to host their auctions. It’s a much better source for INVESTORS looking to make earn a return. I suggest checking back there on a regular occasion and participating in an auction. However, as always do your homework and contact the county ahead of time to make sure you have all the documentation in place to legally be assigned a tax lien. You can find most county contact information in this database. If not, contact www.tax-lien-database.com and they’ll research it FOR YOU.




Entry Date: 07/21/2009

Entered By: taxlien



Believe it or not, this very website (www.tax-lien-database.com) is working on a system for counties to list their OTC liens/deeds online. Once available, this will most likely be the best source on the web for investors looking for tax liens/deeds to purchase Over The Counter since it will be directly from counties themselves and won’t include any of the over pricing and excess fees seen with other websites. Check back sometime after August, 2009!




Entry Date: 07/21/2009

Entered By: taxlien



One of the best places to look into buying OTC liens/deeds is from your local county. Depending on who the responsible entity (if you’re not sure, you can find out using this database www.tax-lien-database.com.), you can inquire about their list of remaining OTC tax liens. If there are any available, they will be more than happy to supply you with one. Again, you’ll be purchasing the lien directly from the source, so overpriced liens and excessive fees are less likely (but not impossible). As always do your homework to ensure the lien you purchase is on a property that exists. Although I have not encountered this personally, I have heard stories of counties issuing tax liens on property that actually no longer exists.




Entry Date: 08/31/2009

Entered By: Jerry809



Online Tax Lien/Deed Supermarket
When are you expecting to have the OTC tax lien supermarket operational?




Entry Date: 08/31/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



In Response to Jerry809's question - Our website upgrade, which includes the ability to buy and sell tax liens/deeds, is currently in testing and should be released for use in the next couple weeks. We apologize for the delay and look forward to making it available.




Entry Date: 09/10/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



The feature for listing and purchasing tax liens/deeds on this website is now available to investors. We are also actively pursuing counties to list thier OTC liens on our website as well. Check back in the future. . . .




Entry Date: 10/26/2009

Entered By: aguer8



Currently there are only 14 states that offer over the county tax-lien certificates for sale after the annual county tax-sale. Those states are:
Alabama
Arizona
Colorado
Florida
Kentucky
Maryland
Montana
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Wyoming

I would not buy tax-lien certificates from an "investor" trying to assign the certificate via e-bay. These are very expensive and usually they are marketed to prey on the ignorant or novice tax-lien investor.
Always do your research before you buy!




Entry Date: 10/31/2009

Entered By: bjuszczyk



Is the Browse Tax Liens For Sale filter working on your site? I have tried several searches and nothing comes up




Entry Date: 10/31/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



bjuszczyk,

The search is working correctly, but there currently are no liens/deeds posted that are available to buy. We just added the feature a few weeks ago and the few that have been posted, have sold rather quickly. We will notify you the next time some are posted.




Entry Date: 11/24/2009

Entered By: taxliencert



Is the option to purchase tax liens from other investors available here? I tried several times, it seems there is no result... I found this website where you can buy tax liens online: http://www.primereinvestment.net16.net/ , it's not an auction - you can buy directly from them. And it seems there are no any transfering docs fees like on eBay or Bid4Assets where they charge outstanding $190-$200.




Entry Date: 11/24/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



taxliencert- Yes, you can buy and sell between investors on tax-lien-database.com. There currently are no liens posted for sale by other investors, but we will notify users when there are more available.




Entry Date: 12/03/2009

Entered By: intertakor



How do I buy OTC tax deed's online? What state has the most deeds and makes the process seamless?




Entry Date: 12/03/2009

Entered By: Database Administrator



There are several states that allow their counties to offer liens/deeds "over the counter". Some other terms they use are "county held", "repository", "commissioner's". I have yet to come across a county that makes it "seamless". However, probably the easiest are the counties in Florida, Arizona, and a few in Colorado. Several counties in Florida and Arizona have online auctions, and usually off their "unsold" liens on the same website. I'd like to warn you though. . . . most "unsold" liens/deeds come with a risk. You'll still need to do your due diligence and and ensure the property is not a piece of sidewalk. Some of the most "seamless" purchasing can be done on this website within the online supermarket. There you can purchase liens/deeds from someone who attended an auction in person. We recommend you always do your due diligence though!




Entry Date: 05/14/2010

Entered By: debrooks89



over the counter tax lien certificates




Entry Date: 06/18/2011

Entered By: deed



Hello I have a question,



Of the 14 states listed above, which of them will allow you to get the property after you purchase the deed over-the- counter?





Entry Date: 06/19/2011

Entered By: Database Administrator



In all states, the lien/deed is backed by real property. What varies is the process the lien/deed holder is required to go through in order to clear the title and attain title insurance. That would the the question you have to ask the jurisdiction when you go about purchasing a lien/deed over the counter.




Entry Date: 06/30/2012

Entered By: zenychua50



I am a realtor in California and hver been studying the tax lien process. Now that I am ready to start investing myself finds it very difficult to do good research on county websites (for property history and description). Few county websites will give you descriptions on the property other than metes and bounds and land description, and aprcel number. If you enter the parcel number, it won't give you much. Since I do not want to invest in lands only, would prefer improved lands, what is the best route to do due diligence besides title companies that could eat up your earnings easy. Any suggestion?



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