With lots of foreclosure in properties today because of homeowners unable to pay their taxes, how would you purchase one? There are some things to consider though when purchasing a tax lien or tax deed property. Here they are:
In most U.S. states, you purchase the property at a tax lien sale or tax deed auction. You are not allowed to access the property before the sale. You would just have the address in advance and at least drive-by to get a glimpse of its condition.
There are times when you drive-by you would see that the property is either occupied or vacant. If it is occupied, you would need to evict the current residents in accordance to the local laws. You must not forget this because the people living there might not move out, even after you buy the property.
All liens on the property must be recorded. Check with your municipality or county to understand the rules in your area. Ensure that you know the liens imposed upon the property. You can search for this through the county office that conducts the property registration in your area.