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What is a DeedGrabber? What is DeedGrabbing? The first question I am often asked is, “What is a DeedGrabber?” Here is the short answer: A DeedGrabber is an investor who gets a deed to (buys) property that is about to be lost to a tax sale investor. Read my article Tax Sale Basics for a more […]


Establishing Contact with a Homeowner Prior to a Deed-Grab  When you write feeler letters to homeowners in property tax delinquency, you need to be able to anticipate the kind of calls you will receive. The way you handle these first phone calls from homeowners can determine the outcome of your deed-grab deals. Some callers tend […]


Expanding Your Deed-Grabbing Horizons

Expanding Your Deed-Grabbing Horizons  Deed-grabbing is usually only practiced on homes whose owners have been delinquent on their county tax dues for long enough to be at risk of losing their properties to a tax sale any day. In some cases, though, you can make a profitable deal on a property that’s many months or […]

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What Are Tax Certificates?

Of all the ways to invest, one that is always overlooked by every investment broker is tax lien certificates. This is one way to make money off of the tax system and possibly gain land. This is also one of those methods that few people get into because there is some risk not associated with […]

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Tax Lien Property: Increase Odds of Getting a Property by 5 Times!

Going blindly into tax lien auctions and expecting to obtain cheap properties is not something you can expect to happen. The fact is, 93-98% of all tax liens purchased at a tax lien auction will eventually pay off, leaving the investor with only interest and no property. However, there is a 3-step approach to tax […]

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Tax Liens: Which “Camp” Are You In?

“Investors” interested in tax liens invariably fall into one of two camps: 1. True Investors: Plain and simple, true investors want to park cash, and earn an above-market rate. True investors don’t want to have to actively manage their investment; they want their cash to do the earning for them. Tax liens ARE a bit […]

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Tax Properties – 5 Things You Should Know

At some point in everyone’s real estate investing career, tax properties enter the scene as the “miracle” real estate investing vehicle. Usually this comes about because of a tax sale guru’s promise of free and clear properties for only a hundred bucks or so. Unfortunately, this just isn’t how it works 99% of time – […]

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Quit Claim Deed VS Warranty Deed: What’s the Difference?

I’m often asked if a quit claim deed has the same “power” as a special warranty deed or warranty deed. The concern is that if a quit claim deed is obtained, that the new owner will somehow have “less than full ownership.” This is not true. A quit claim deed, like the other deed types, […]

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Flipping Houses in Now and Beyond

Think flipping houses is “dead” after the real estate meltdown? Not at all. It just takes a different strategy to be viable in this real estate environment. Here is how the art of flipping houses has changed over the recent years. No More Investor Mortgages When I first started flipping houses in 2005, there was […]

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