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What You Will Learn

MASTER CLASS Tax Sale Investing and Servicing
will answer these questions and more!

  • Will this course teach me what I really need to know to understand tax sales and safe investing? 

  • What is the difference between a tax lien and a tax deed?

  • What do I need to understand in order to invest in tax certificates safely?

  • Who benefits from tax lien certificate sales?

  • How do investors benefit from tax lien certificate sales?

  • How do local governments benefit from tax lien certificate sales?

  • How does a delinquent taxpayer benefit from a tax lien sold on their property?

  • How do communities benefit from tax lien certificate sales?

  • How do taxpayers who are current on their property taxes benefit from tax lien certificate sales?

  • What government services are funded by property taxes?

  • How do local governments or jurisdictions such as counties and municipalities handle delinquent property taxes?

  • What are the differences in the roles of property appraisers, tax collectors and treasurers?

  • What typical procedures do local governments use to prepare for a tax sale? 

  • How are tax lien certificates sold to investors?

  • Are there different types of tax certificate auctions?

  • What are the legal rights of a tax certificate investor?

  • What is a property tax redemption?

  • How are redemptions processed?

  • How do I get my investment back?

  • What is the statutory rate of interest for tax certificates? 

  • What happens if a delinquent taxpayer never pays back the debt on one of my tax lien certificates?

  • What are liens and encumbrances? 

  • What can I learn from analyzing past redemption history? 

  • How do property tax foreclosures work? 

  • What do I need to know about lien priority?

  • How do I leverage my purchasing power with financing?

  • What is the best way to set tax lien investment goals? 

  • How do I select the states or jurisdictions for investment?

  • When should foreclosure rules affect my choice of investment jurisdiction? 

  • What questions MUST be asked before investing in any jurisdiction?

  • How do I target which tax sales to attend and why?

  • How do I obtain tax sale listings and supplemental data?

  • What are the most important data points to analyze?

  • What is the difference between assessed value and market value?

  • How do assessed value and market value factor into my investment strategy?

  • How can I compete with large banks and hedge funds?

  • How do I filter tax liens to help make good buy/no buy decisions?

  • When should I invest in tax liens secured by residential property?

  • How do I verify the tax lien I am reviewing is a residential property?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of liens secured by residential property?

  • How do I navigate an appraisal district and tax assessor online search capabilities?

  • How do I determine if the lien presents a security risk? 

  • How does land value factor into my buy/no buy decision and investment strategy?  

  • When should I pass on a tax lien certificate? 

  • How do I verify my analysis of land value?

  • When is desktop due diligence sufficient?

  • When must I absolutely conduct an in-person drive by during due diligence?

  • What is lien-to-value ratio and how do I calculate it?

  • What is a generally safe lien-to-value ratio?

  • What is horizon lien-to-value ratio and how do I calculate it?

  • What is the difference between lien-to-value ratio and horizon lien-to-value ratio and why are they so important in my investment strategy? 

  • When should I use a realtor?

  • What is an assignment purchase? 

  • What is a county-held certificate?

  • Is it safe to purchase tax lien certificates over the counter from a local government?

  • What are subsequent taxes and subsequent tax sales and why is it important to factor these into my investment strategy?

  • How do I acquire tax lien certificates?

  • How do I register for a tax certificate auction?

  • What are the general requirements of bidding at a tax lien certificate auction?

  • What should I know about premium bid auctions?

  • What should I know about bid down interest auctions?

  • What should I know about ownership interest auctions?

  • What should I know about a rotational bidding auction?

  • What is due diligence?

  • How do I perform careful and thorough due diligence?

  • Which liens will survive foreclosure of the tax lien?

  • What does it mean if my tax certificate investment is “upside down?”

  • What is an easement? 

  • What is a deed restriction and why should I care?

  • What is a federal tax lien?

  • What happens if I foreclose on a property with an existing federal tax lien? 

  • What is an EPA risk or environment liability?

  • What is the Superfund Act and what does section 42 U.S.C 9601 mean to a tax lien certificate investor?

  • What are the risks associated with commercial property?

  • What must I understand about legal considerations?

  • What must I know about tax liens and bankruptcy?

  • What is an automatic stay in bankruptcy?

  • Can an automatic stay be lifted?

  • What is a tax lien foreclosure? 

  • How can due process of law affect a tax lien foreclosure?

  • What are some of the hidden traps of tax foreclosure?

  • What are differences between a judicial tax foreclosure and an administrative tax foreclosure?

  • What is a quiet title suit? 

  • When is a suit to quiet title required?

  • When is a suit to quiet title not required?

  • What is the cost of a suit to quiet title? 

  • How do I select an attorney to assist with my tax foreclosures?

  • How do I select an attorney for my quiet title lawsuit?

  • I own a tax deeded property - now what?

  • What is Real Estate Owned (REO) property?

  • How do I handle REO property?

  • How do I maximize the value of my REO property?

  • How do I handle occupants of my REO property?

  • How do I take possession of my REO property?

  • What do I need to know about selling a property acquired through a tax sale?

  • What is the best way to price my property to sell quickly?

  • How should I manage repairs on a property and how do those costs factor into my investment strategy and return on investment?

  • Do I need to hire a general contractor?

  • What must a general contractor have before I hire them to perform work for me?

  • Why are contactor's insurance, bonding, licensing and references important?

  • What is a lease option? 

  • Is it a good idea to rent a property acquired through a tax sale?

  • What is a Certified Tax Lien Professional (CTLP)?

  • What are the benefits of earning my CTLP designation?

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