Zillow – One of your Best Resources for Assessing Property Values!

Zillow is a free, on-line resource that reports home values from across the country to the public. Information is reported to the website by realtors is also gathered by the website from public databases. It then uses all the information to compare and form its’ own interpretation of the data. How do I Effectively Use … Read more

Sheriff Sale Resources

Texas Sheriff Sale Resources fall primarily into three categories – Books, Courses and Professional Advice (attorneys). Books – The market is flooded with books on real estate investing and to a lesser degree on Sheriff Sales. If you want information on a subject, all you have to do is look. Finding specifically Sheriff Sale Resources in … Read more

Short Sale – What Is It and How Can I Do It?

A Short Sale is simply a sale of a property before foreclosure for LESS that the owner owes on a mortgage. In today’s economy, many home owners find themselves owing more money than a house is actually worth. If a homeowner finds them self unable to pay their mortgage for whatever reason (loss of job, … Read more

Tax Sale Registration – Where do I go and What do I do?

Tax Sale Registration begins with registering to bid on the tax auction. Not all counties require this step and you must check with your individual county to know if this step is required. For easy reference, I have included this information for most counties on your County Reference Page at the bottom of the page. … Read more

Securing Tax Lien Property – Taking Possession!

Securing Tax Lien Property can be tricky! The law is unclear as to what you are allowed to do! You have won your property and you are excited to take over your purchase! Definitely, go to your property as soon as possible and take an assessment of the situation. Is anyone living there? Of course, … Read more

Tax Lien Sales – Know the Differences State to State!

Tax Lien sales differ from state to state DRASTICALLY! A state like Texas sells Tax Deeds where the buyer purchases and receives the actual property, but other Tax Lien Sales are actually selling the “liens” and not the properties. In these states, a purchaser will not be the owner of the property, but is actually … Read more

Texas Tax Sale List – County by County

A Tax Sale List is the list of Tax Foreclosure Properties (properties foreclosed upon due to non-payment of property or county taxes) which will be sold to satisfy property and county tax liens at a Sheriff’s Sale or Constable’s Sale. There are several different methods for obtaining a these lists and the method which you … Read more