How do you find out about tax sales that are coming up in your state? There are three ways that I know of to find out about tax sales for free or almost for free.You can look in the newspaper, call the tax collector, or go to a web site that sells tax sale lists.
The first way to find out about tax sales coming up in your area is to read the legal notices in the local newspaper. Most counties have to post an announcement about the tax sale, as well as the list of properties that are being offered for sale, in the local paper anywhere from two to four weeks before the sale. This method is not entirely free because you have to buy the paper. You also have to know when the sale is held so that you know when to start looking for it.
A better way to find out when and where the tax sale is held is to call the tax collector, or whoever is responsible for the sale in your state, and ask. Most of the time, this will be the county Treasurer or tax collector, but sometimes tax sales are conducted by the sheriff’s office (particularly in some deed states). One to find out who is responsible for the tax sale is to consult my State Guide. My State Guide is available as an e-book along with another e-book on how to invest in tax liens. Both books are available for $39.95. My state guide is different from the other resources that you can get online, because I don’t just give you the type of investment, interest rate and redemption period for each state. I tell you who is responsible for the tax sales in each state, so that you know who you have to contact, and I tell you whether or not you can get information online and give you a link to that State’s website with links to the counties.
The third way to find out about tax sales is to go to a web site that sells tax sale lists. Sometimes they will provide information about what tax sales are coming up for free. TaxSaleLists.com is a web site that you can register with for free and find out about tax sales throughout the US. For New Jersey and some of the eastern states I use LienSource.com to find out about tax sales. LienSource is the best provider of tax sale information for New Jersey. It’s $49.00 per year for a membership to LienSource but you can get a six month free membership if you mention that you were referred by The Tax Lien Lady. Just call the phone number on the home page of www.liensource.com to find out how to get your 6 months free membership. Bid4Assets.com is a web site that you can go to, to find out about online tax sales. You can check this site periodically to see what online tax sales are coming up. Not all online tax sales are conducted by Bid4Assets. For all Arizona tax sales, I use www.ArizonaTaxLiens.com. Here you can get information on all tax sales for Arizona and order any tax sale lists for counties in Arizona, including lists of leftover liens.
To recap here are the three ways that you can find out about tax sales in your state
Read the legal notices in the local newspaper
Call the tax collector or whoever is responsible for the sale
Go to one of the following web sites to find out about upcoming tax sales:
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