If you plan to purchase a tax lien property at a public auction, understand that in some states, the law sets a specific time frame called redemption period for foreclosures to become finalized. Now, if you consider investing money in these types of properties, it is recommended to find out how the laws would affect the ownership, and possession of the property in your area.
You may end up thinking of owning the property, when in fact you’re just paying for the tax debt of the homeowner. You are the tax lien certificate holder as of the moment. You would only get ownership if the homeowner fails to pay his debt. So, study the laws of the tax lien states where you’re planning to invest in liens, and how much interest you get when the homeowner pays up.