Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Giveaway - Buy One Get Two

It is the season of giving! Do you need a gift to give to someone? Why not buy yourself the complete guide to tax liens and tax deeds and at the same time give it to someone for free? We will send them a copy of the book if you purchase one in your name, for free!

Expires March 31, 2013.


  • All you need to do is forward your receipt (proof of purchase) by forwarding your e-mail receipt that most electronic book stores give to you. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others give you electronic receipts when you purchase online.

  • Forward the electronic receipts to landtrades [at] and make sure you include the address of where you want the free book to go to.

    To thank the readers and as gesture of the holidays, we are giving these books for free to your love ones this Christmas and New Year! Share the knowledge -- it is the biggest you can give this season.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Wednesday, September 03, 2008

    Upcoming REO Sales - Dallas, Texas Foreclosures List

    There were requests sent over via the discussion group asking for Dallas, Texas foreclosures. I have listed some below that's REO owned (bank foreclosures). The phone numbers and name to contact is at the end.

    243123 DALLAS 11408 GATEWOOD DRIVE ,
    request info $54,899
    258362 DALLAS 1239 CLEARDALE DRIVE ,
    request info $69,900
    258172 DALLAS 1306 GRINNELL ST ,
    request info $27,900
    211550 DALLAS 1519 DOYLE AVE. ,
    request info $23,900
    269552 DALLAS 1607 BOCA CHICA DRIVE ,
    request info $113,900
    278762 DALLAS 1706 CARAVAN TRAIL ,
    request info $59,900
    204057 DALLAS 2252 WESTERN PARK PL ,
    request info $58,900
    278515 DALLAS 2350 HIGHLAND ROAD ,
    request info $64,900
    279153 DALLAS 2415 KAHN ST ,
    request info $30,900

    ROI Calculator for Tax Liens

    Some have reported with issues downloading the template spreadsheet. I have uploaded a new spreadsheet from Investment Hunters Group. It is located here:

    Friday, June 13, 2008

    Upcoming Auctions - Florida - Tax Deed Sales

    July - Walton, FL

    W2 OF NW4 OR 764-41. Parcel Number: 32-5N-21-39000-008-0010

    LOT 3 CYPRESS DUNES PH II PB 16 PG 71. Parcel Number: 32-2S-20-33305-000-0030

    Click here for more information.

    July - Brevard County

    There will be a Tax Deed Sale held July 17, 2008 which is the third Thursday in the Month of July, at
    8:30 a.m., at the Brevard County Government Center- North, 518 South Palm Avenue, Brevard Room,
    Titusville, Florida.

    Click here for more information. There are 69 properties.

    Why do people buy weird lots?

    Lancaster stands to make roughly a $347,000 profit on the sale of three properties that will become a new parking area, a new house and part of an existing house lot.

    Town Administrator Orlando Pacheco said May 19 that selectmen had received a $155,000 bid for 1.9 acres on Narrow Lane, a $162,000 offer for 4.5 acres on Brockelman Road and a $30,000 bid for 7.42 acres on Hilltop Road. The lands are currently owned by the town.

    “It’s surplus property and it not only made sense to dispose ourselves of the liability of maintaining them, but also get back them back on the tax rolls, which means that someone will be paying taxes on it, where when the town owns the property the town doesn’t pay taxes on it,” said Pacheco.

    The Southern New England Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist church placed a bid on the buildable Narrow Lane parcel.

    “They are hoping to use it as parking space,” said Pacheco. “They have a large annual meeting and run into space issues.”

    Saturday, May 24, 2008

    Duval County's 2008 Tax Certificate Sale

    Duval County is a county located on the east coast of Florida. The census puts it at 778,000 people. Duval is mainly known for its county seat which is Jacksonville. They are holding tax sale certificates online. For more information, see the data below.

    Auctions open on 5/13/08.
    Auctions end on 5/30/08.

    Duval County, FL

    Investors! Need your help in Burma!

    Luke 12:48, "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required..."

    ADRA is already responding. Help us.

    May 16, 2008

    As told by TEDDY DINH (Associate Country Director for ADRA Myanmar)

    "Everything is lost. Everything," said Teddy Dinh, associate country director for ADRA Myanmar, in a telephone interview in which he recounted his near death experience in the Irrawady Delta when Cyclone Nargis came ashore.
    What is left of the hospital in Piyansalu. ADRA is providing food to the survivors in this area.

    When the cyclone hit, Teddy and his staff were busy constructing a jetty as part of a tsunami rehabilitation project in Amageley village in Pyinsalu Sub-Township, a distant patchwork of islands and rivers in the extreme south of the delta region. Although the storm grew near on Friday, May 2, Dinh and his staff continued their work despite hearing radio reports of 50-60 mph winds. Even as news of strengthening winds continued, they remained certain that the storm would pass south of their location, and that the impact of the cyclone would not amount to much.

    Around 3 p.m., and with winds starting to blow stronger, it became apparent to them that the storm would in fact be serious, if not deadly.

    "We have to run," his staff insisted.

    Teddy grabbed a sleeping bag and a blanket, and together with his son and his staff began looking for a hiding place to ride out the storm. By now, it was obvious that they would not be able to escape the approaching storm. The boat they planned to use was gone. Trying to run was not possible either, as the winds were too strong, and they could not even open their eyes. They managed to run to a rice storage facility, packed with seven or eight feet of rice, where they took shelter with 150 other people.

    Through the evening the water level around them continued to climb. When the water reached the building, it rose to three or four feet above the rice.

    "It was like a tsunami," he said.

    Outside, the winds had reached cyclonic speeds. He and others inside the warehouse held onto posts to avoid being blown away. They remained hiding from 5 p.m. until midnight, when the storm began to subside, and the water level started to recede. At that point, they decided to look for a new place to hide, and went to a Baptist church in the village where they could spend the rest of the night.
    People in the Labutta camps using the cooking equipment distributed by ADRA to cook the rice that is also being distributed by ADRA

    "It is normally a 10 minute trip," he said. "But this time it took hours, because of all of the debris on the road."

    When they arrived at the church, they found nothing but devastation, as the building had been completely flattened by the cyclone, with the bodies of 25 people, mostly women and children, still inside. They walked on, finally finding shelter in a partially collapsed building, where they huddled together with other survivors, waiting for dawn to arrive.

    When Saturday morning came, they returned to the church where they found the dead. They dug a mass grave and buried all the bodies in it.
    Streets in Labutta are crowded with people who have lost everything ADRA prepares to distribute medical aid

    Dinh, his son, and staff were very hungry and thirsty, since they had not eaten any food since Friday. They drank coconut water and ate the meat from the top of the coconut. Some of the other survivors ate the meat of the livestock carcasses lying in the streets.

    By 6 p.m., Dinh had arrived on foot at another village. Here, he borrowed a boat and returned to Piensalu to look for the rest of his staff. When he arrived, there was complete devastation. Nearly everything was destroyed and many bodies were floating in the water. The staff, however, had only suffered minor cuts.

    Despite the tragedy, Dinh remains undaunted.

    "The staff really feels the need to help the people there," he said, "and every day they travel back to Piensalu helping to clean, distribute food, and transport people back to Labutta, and Myaungmya."

    ADRA is already responding. Help us.

    Thursday, May 01, 2008

    Frederick County, MD releases 2008 tax sale list

    Frederick County will hold a tax sale auction next month, following the release today of a list containing hundreds of properties whose owners have not paid taxes or other charges this year.

    The county will ask people interested in bidding on the liens to provide a $1,000 deposit. If the person buys a lien, the amount will be put toward taxes owed. If the person does not buy a lien, the fee will be refunded in full.

    Lori L. Decker, CPA
    Director of Treasury
    30 N. Market Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
    Ph: (301) 600-1111


    Ipswich, Massachusetts Foreclosure Sale - May 7

    Ipswich - For the first time in at least 25 years, a house in Ipswich is going on the block in a tax title auction. It's one of six properties that will be up for bid May 7. The other five are empty lots.

    Contact info:

    Monday, March 31, 2008

    Tips from successful tax deed investor in Tampa

    Read this balanced article covering a good tax deed investor in Florida. This was by Highlands Today newspaper. Due diligence like in any investment is the difference between profit and loss and this investor has a knack for finding the right properties.

    If a tax deed investor pays $4,000 for a Sun'N Lake of Lake Placid lot, he may need to hold it for three years or more, but he can expect to sell it for $8,000 or better, Hill said.

    Three to five years ago, when the real estate market was hot, 50 to 100 bidders came to Highlands County Clerk of Courts auctions.

    "Some of them were offering more than was owed on the property," said Bob Germaine, senior director of court services.

    Hill said he's already sold 40 lots. "More than anyone else this year."

    Last year, he turned 196 lots, along with a few houses and commercial properties.

    But, said Hill, speculators may have to sit on their investments for two or three years.

    Friday, March 28, 2008

    Puerto Rico Foreclosures

    If you are interested in Puerto Rico tax deeds/foreclosures, take a look at this site and click on the island (its the one that says PR). They list some properties here from time to time that are from county foreclosures:

    P.S. I know most of you know, but Puerto Rico is still in the United States. Just an FYI since some people didn't know Key West was in the United States.

    Monday, March 24, 2008

    Upcoming Auctions - Gainesville/Alachua County, Florida Offline Tax Deed Auctions

    Hi Folks! There's always a tax lien or a tax deed sale going on somewhere. This posting highlights Gainesville/Alachua County tax deed auctions from March to May.
    You can review the parcel numbers and details regarding the property through the following contact:

    Clerk of the Court
    Room 110
    Alachua County Courthouse
    201 East University Avenue
    Gainesville, FL
    Phone: (352) 491-4423

    Please remember Florida has a $200.00 deposit requirement.

    Number: TD 2008-4
    Sale Date: March 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 1413
    Year Of Issuance: 2000
    Parcel Number: 05045-006-017
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $13,507.45

    Number: TD 2008-5
    Sale Date: March 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 5518
    Year Of Issuance: 2003
    Parcel Number: 19759-000-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $1,359.44

    Number: TD 2008-6
    Sale Date: March 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 1802
    Year Of Issuance: 2003
    Parcel Number: 05716-005-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $1,671.51

    Number: TD 2008-7
    Sale Date: April 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 4855
    Year Of Issuance: 2003
    Parcel Number: 17485-016-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $1,448.06

    Number: TD 2008-8
    Sale Date: April 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 4244
    Year Of Issuance: 2000
    Parcel Number: 16508-001-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $6,950.02

    Number: TD 2008-9
    Sale Date: April 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 941
    Year Of Issuance: 2001
    Parcel Number: 03390-000-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $5,029.90

    Number: TD 2008-10
    Sale Date: April 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 5329
    Year Of Issuance: 2003
    Parcel Number: 18885-002-000
    Homestead Property: Yes
    Opening Bid: $63,221.39

    Number: TD 2008-11
    Sale Date: April 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 272
    Year Of Issuance: 1999
    Parcel Number: 01386-100-009
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $5,099.33

    Number: TD 2008-12
    Sale Date: April 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 4102
    Year Of Issuance: 2005
    Parcel Number: 16520-029-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $6,166.62

    Number: TD 2008-13
    Sale Date: May 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
    Certificate Number: 3195
    Year Of Issuance: 2002
    Parcel Number: 08796-002-000
    Homestead Property: No
    Opening Bid: $6,066.30

    Saturday, February 23, 2008

    Upcoming Auctions - Miami Florida Tax Deed Auctions

    The dates:

    April 10,2008
    March 20,2008
    March 12,2008

    More info:


    140 W. Flagler Street, Room 908, Miami, FL 33130

    Other info:

    Effective October 1, 2001, at time of sale a $200.00 Non Refundable cash deposit will be required from the successful bidder pursuant to FLORIDA STATUTE NO. 197.542 (2). The deposit shall be applied to the sale price at time of full payment. Full payment will continue to be due, as described in the STATUTE Within 24 hours from time of sale.

    Tuesday, January 08, 2008

    Upcoming Auctions - Throughout the Country

    The United States law enforcement agencies are auctioning some more homes. See below:

    Jan 10 - (2) Single Family Homes - Cincinnati, OH
    Jan 15 - Single Family Home - Murrysville, PA
    Jan 15 - Commercial Land - Robstown, TX
    Jan 15 - Commercial Property- Corpus Christi, TX
    Jan 16 - Single Family Home - Missouri City, TX
    Jan 17 - Multi-Family Dwelling - Knoxville, TN
    Jan 30 - Single Family Home - Longwood, FL
    Jan 31 - Single Family Home - El Monte, CA
    Jan 31 - 4-Unit Apartment Building - Los Angeles, CA
    Jan 31 - Condo Unit - Pasadena, CA
    Feb 5 - Single Family Home - Alva, FL (details coming)
    Feb 7 - Office Building and Airplane Hanger - Las Vegas, NV (details coming) Feb 7 - (3) Single Family Homes - Las Vegas, NV (details coming) Feb 7 - Single Family Home - Henderson, NV (details coming) Feb 12 - Single Family Home - Candler, NC (details coming) Feb 12 - Single Family Home - Chicago, IL (details coming) Feb 13 - Condo Unit - Shoreview, MN (details coming) Feb 19 - Commercial Property - Panama City, FL (details coming) TBA - Agricultural Land - Ninole, HI TBA - Office Building - Oak Park, MI TBA - Single Family Home - Huber Heights, OH TBA - Single Family Home - Guaynabo, PR TBA - Single Family Home - Holly Hill, SC TBA - Single Family Home - Knoxville, TN

    More information.

    Thursday, January 03, 2008

    Upcoming Auctions - Miami, FL Offline Tax Deed Auctions

    Happy New Year!

    To bring in the new year with a bang, here are some investment opportunities coming up in Miami. They are having several tax deed sales in January 2008. It is going to be located at 140 W. Flagler Street, Room 908, Miami, FL 33130. A $200 deposit is required.

    You can look at the dates, here:

    Miami-Dade County was one of the biggest movers in real estate for the past few years. It still attracts tourists and visitors across the world. The properties there have been selling at a discount on these auctions. For more information on how to buy from these govt auctions, make sure to purchase your copy of Complete Guide to Real Estate Tax Liens and Foreclosure Deeds: Learn in 7 Days.