How to Find Owner Financing Real Estate

Are you wondering how to find owner financing real estate? I’ll show you where to look for owner financing so that you can buy your dream property in no time!

I’m Ted Thomas, and for the past 30 years, I’ve been involved in an alternative side of the traditional real estate business. It’s called tax deeds and tax liens.

This is a very small niche. It’s not very well known and not very sexy, but it’s profitable and there are plenty of tax deeds and tax liens available.

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mls 2Today I’ll discuss your questions on how to find owner financing real estate.

This is a subject that surprises most newcomers to real estate.

The reason is traditional real estate is described as property owners employing real estate professionals, meaning brokers, agents, and realtors to sell property, like houses, ranches and small farms.

To do the job, they advertise real estate on the MLS system, in local newspapers, with direct mail and in some cases, direct contact.

In good economic times, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers will have as many as 1 million plus members all trying to sell property. That’s in the good times.

In poorer economies, many agent brokers give up, and the association will lose members until there are as few as 500,000 members left.


To give you some insights and some background, I chose an alternative subset of traditional real estate for a very unique not so attractive niche that seems to work perfectly for entrepreneurs who want to profit from tax liens and tax deeds.

The investment is considered to be safe, and it’s controlled and administered by local county governments.


Tax liens are available by the millions. When people fail to pay their annual tax on the property, the county issues a tax lien. Anyone can purchase the lien, and the interest rates on tax liens are outrageous.

The interest rate in Arizona is 16%. In Florida, it’s 18%, Iowa 24%, and in Illinois, a whopping 36%.

This is an attractive business.

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rejected loan applicationToday I’m discussing how to find owner financing real estate. Owners who want to provide financing are found on the multiple listing service, Zillow, Trulia, Facebook Marketplace, eBay and many electronic sites.

I’m an advocate of owner/seller financing because I see a large market for seller financed homes of buyers who don’t qualify for traditional financing.

These are not bad people, however, many have failed to manage their credit and become unfinanceable as a result. They don’t fit the banks’ strict guidelines.

Banks have established qualifications and standards and will only make low interest loans to those who qualify. For that reason, and a handful of others, I chose the subset, the alternative to traditional real estate.


If you want to know how to find owner financing real estate, here’s an excellent way that’s off the beaten path.

Tax deeds are sold at auction for bargain prices. For example, a property is assessed by the tax collector and the treasurer at close to $125,000.

For some unknown reason, the property owner defaults and doesn’t pay the property tax. The property is considered delinquent.

The treasurer will seize the property, evict the owner and sell the property at a tax defaulted auction to the highest bidder.

My students evaluate these properties and purchase them for bargains. The starting prices could be as low as 10 or 15 cents on the dollar.

All properties are sold online or offline at a public auction. The property is owned by the county.


Auction buyers are generally savvy investors. Many of them will sell their bargain purchase for a lower price than the market. This is the fast track to wealth, especially if the seller uses installment sales.

How does owner financing work? Property owners have the privilege of selling their own property and creating their own loans. This is called owner finance contract for deed or contract for sale or simply an installment contract for seller financing real estate.


investors buying homesSellers in the tax deed business have a margin for profit between the purchase price and the sales price. They also have another margin for profit when they provide installment sales.

Many student investors purchase at low prices, 10 cents, 20 cents, 30 cents on the dollar, creating a margin between purchase price and selling price, and then accept installment payments for 5 or 10 years.

The students advertise the property with signs on the property, flyers in the neighborhood, and on eBay, Craigslist, Zillow, the MLS system, Trulia and dozens of electronic sites.

Using the MLS system is not unusual. Craigslist appears to be the most famous, although Facebook is also popular.


We hope you enjoyed Ted’s lesson, “How to Find Owner Financing Real Estate”

A little-known yet excellent place to find properties at a price ideal for owner financing is at a tax defaulted property auction.

In a tax deed state, when people don’t pay property tax, ultimately the county will seize the property and sell it at auction to the highest bidder.

Since the bidding starts at around the amount of the delinquent property taxes owed, it’s possible to purchase properties for pennies on the dollar at a tax defaulted auction. Additionally, the property is sold without a mortgage.

A mortgage-free property with a high profit margin between the purchase price and the sales price is a great candidate for selling via owner financing!

If you’d like to learn more, there’s no one more qualified to teach you how to invest in tax delinquent property than Ted Thomas, America’s leading authority on tax lien certificates and tax defaulted property investing.

Ted Thomas is the only one who provides full support and complete training with home study courses, Q&A webinars, live tutorials, workshops & web classes, and personal one-on-one coaching.

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Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas is America’s Leading Authority on Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Auctions, as well as a publisher and author of more than 30 books. His guidebooks on Real Estate have sold in four corners of the world. He has been teaching people just like you for over 30 years how to buy houses in good neighborhoods for pennies on the dollar. He teaches how to create wealth with minimum risk and easy-to-learn methods.

The Ted Thomas Difference:

  • Ted is recognized as America’s Tax Lien Certificate & Tax Deed Authority and has been helping people with investing in tax defaulted properties for over 30 years.
  • Ted has built a team of certified coaches that have 70 combined years of auction experience and are available to his students by phone to guide and mentor you to avoid getting overwhelmed or worse, losing money
  • Ted has ironclad PROOF that what he is teaching you does work. With hundreds of successful students providing testimonials and a 4.9 Google rating which is unheard of in this industry.
  • Ted and his staff don’t hide behind a website; they can be reached during office hours at 321-449-9940.

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