Monday, May 21, 2007
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Monday, May 14, 2007
A week or so ago, I posted some real estate problems in Box Elder County, Utah. Little did I know part of my research would go on national news.
Dan Barry, a New York Times columnist, travels nationally to look at the sight and sounds of America. On a restaurant stop, he picked up a local newspaper and found an interesting story about illegal subdividing and land sales in Box Elder County, Utah. He finds out the person doing the original subdividing and hunts down the story. He goes on Google, looks for information regarding the land owner and finds my research on my blog.
He shoots me an email, then we chat on the phone, and I give him some info, and bwam, like a master craftsman, he's got a hot story posted here.
One more publication for the resume.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Florida Counties Begin Online Tax Lien Auctions
The Realauction Team is ready - it's time to begin the annual online auctions of tax liens throughout Florida.
Here is our list of counties, with their dedicated web sites and auction dates:
MAY 8TH THROUGH MAY 31ST
MAY 15TH THROUGH MAY 30TH
MAY 7TH THROUGH MAY 26TH
MAY 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST
MAY 10TH THROUGH JUNE 1ST
Monroe County Tax
MAY 9TH THROUGH MAY 31ST
MAY 11TH THROUGH JUNE 1ST
MAY 10TH THROUGH JUNE 1ST
MAY 1ST THROUGH MAY 26TH
MAY 6TH THROUGH MAY 31ST
MAY 14TH THROUGH MAY31ST
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bid4Assets, Inc., the nation's leader in online auction solutions for federal, state and local government, announced today that twelve Florida County Tax Collectors' offices will conduct their 2007 Tax Lien Sale with Bid4Assets. The Tax Collectors are from returning Bid4Assets' county customers: Brevard, Charlotte, Duval, Escambia, Gilchrist, Sarasota, Sumter, and Walton. Moving their auctions online for the first time are the Tax Collectors of Alachua, Gadsden, Santa Rosa and Taylor.
In Florida, tax certificate sales are held on or before June 1. Bidding starts at 18% and continues downward in increments of .25%. The bidder who offers the lowest interest rate on the debt wins the certificate.
A dedicated, unique website will be available this week for each tax sale and will include information on registration, bidding and deposit procedures and deadlines. The tax sale sites will also provide interested participants with a resource center and a demonstration site to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the auction system. Each County Tax Collector's website will be available at:
Alachua.taxsale.com Escambia.taxsale.com Sarasota.taxsale.com Brevard.taxsale.com Gadsden.taxsale.com Sumter.taxsale.com Charlotte.taxsale.com Gilchrist.taxsale.com Taylor.taxsale.com Duval.taxsale.com Santarosa.taxsale.com Walton.taxsale.com
Bid4Assets entered the specialized Florida Tax Lien market two years ago when the Company partnered with Manatron, the nation's leading provider of property tax solutions for state and local governments. Manatron has a strong presence in Florida, currently serving more than 25 Tax Collectors. The combined services and expertise of the two companies provide Florida Tax Collectors with a simplified and automated tax sale life cycle, from billing and collection, to auction and settlement.
In 2006, Bid4Assets auctioned 46,591 delinquent certificates with a face value of $68,197,655 for eight Florida County Tax Collectors. The previous year, Bid4Assets managed the Tax Sales for five Florida County Tax Collectors.
About Bid4Assets, Inc.
Bid4Assets.com is the largest seller of tax-defaulted properties on the Internet. Bid4Assets conducts online auctions for a growing list of federal and state government agencies, including more than 40 counties nationwide, the U.S.Marshals Service and the U.S. Department of Treasury. The privately-held company, launched in 1999, is based in Silver Spring, Md.