How to Invest in Tax Liens and Earn 16%, 18%, 24%, or Even 36% Interest

Learn how to invest in tax liens for inflation-beating returns. Tax liens are county government investments. They’re actually certificates that are little known but highly lucrative, paying as much as 36% interest, and the whole process is easily learned.

I can teach you everything you need to know about how to invest in tax liens.

I’m Ted Thomas, and for over 30 years, I’ve been involved in tax liens and tax deeds.  I started as an investor and then slowly grew into a tax lien and tax deed coach, mentor, and guide. You’ll learn a lot today.

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Key Takeaways

  • Discover how real estate tax lien investing is a safe, secure, and predictable way to make money. 
  • Tax lien certificates pay investors outrageous interest rates.
  • Learn how to invest in tax liens and buy property with delinquent taxes.



Invest in Tax Liens for Extra Earnings

Today I’m answering your question about how to invest in tax liens, and I’ll put you on the right track.

Thousands of investors are searching for a safe, secure, and predictable way to make money.  It seems almost everyone needs extra revenue, and real estate tax lien investing is the perfect way to earn it.

You can invest while sitting at your computer. All of the process, from the property tax lien search to purchasing the lien, can be accomplished online from your kitchen table using a laptop computer.

Buying Tax Delinquent Property at Auctions

In over 3,000 counties across the United States, there will be 5,000 tax-delinquent real estate auctions. They are all mandated and administered by local county governments.

Approximately half of the counties will sell tax lien certificates, and the remaining half will auction the property with the starting bid being very close to the amount of the delinquent back taxes.

This allows auction bidders to receive discounts of 60%, 70%, or 80% below the tax-assessed value.

So in a nutshell, about half of the counties sell tax lien certificates that pay you interest.  The other half of the counties confiscate and resell the properties to the highest bidder.

How to Make Money on Tax Liens

learn how to invest in tax liens to earn high interest rates

You’re on the right path when you study tax lien certificates.

Is real estate tax lien investing profitable? Yes, this is a proven and tested money-making system.

It was created as a result of mandated state legislature and local county rules. It’s a collection system for delinquent back taxes.  However, it benefits all who participate.

Tax lien certificates pay the investor outrageous interest rates:

How much do you need to invest in tax liens? Investors can start with only $50 or $500, or you can invest as much as $50,000 or $100,000. The amount of tax lien funds you invest is up to you and your budget.

This is a safe, secure investment. It’s perfect for the little guy or gal who wants security and safety.

The rewards are outrageous, and if for some reason, the property owner does not pay for the certificate, the certificate owner will be awarded the tax lien property.

So can you buy a home by paying back taxes? Yes, you absolutely can.

Investing in Tax Liens Helps Homeowners and Communities

In my opinion, all states that sell tax liens are flexible and benevolent, and the state understands life’s problems.

For example, the states that sell tax lien certificates do not evict the property owner. The owner is not thrown out of the property, which means the certificate purchaser does not get immediate possession of the property.

The government’s position is that they are waiting for the property owner to get a new job, recover from sickness, and solve family problems.

When you purchase a tax lien certificate, you pay someone else’s property tax.  That helps the county pay bills, helps the investor earn a generous interest rate, and it allows the property owner to maintain possession of the property.

When you’re learning how to invest in tax liens, you must know the rules and do your homework.

Each state has its own rules regarding tax lien certificates, and counties within the state may have different unique rules regarding interest rates.

None of this is complicated.  The prospective investor can simply review the county website or purchase a local newspaper to find a tax lien properties list.

How Do I Learn Tax Lien Investing?

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The business of investing in tax liens may be learned in weeks.  If you prefer to do it yourself, you can.

However, I have a gift for you that will explain the details of tax lien certificates and the specifics of buying tax-defaulted property for 60%, 70%, and 80% discounts.  So be sure to take advantage of it.

My experience has taught me to be cautious. For example, most people fail to look at tax lien properties.  That’s a red flag.

If the tax lien was written on a property that’s a concrete drainage ditch, I doubt you’d realize that without looking, and if you purchased that certificate, I doubt the concrete drainage ditch is going to produce a return.

If you end up with the property, what will you do with a concrete drainage ditch? This sounds bizarre and ridiculous, and some may say it’s impossible. However, I have attended many auctions and watched bidders purchase without looking.

Buyer beware.  The same person could purchase a home that burned down by buying a tax lien certificate.

The county may not be aware that it’s burned down, and I’ve never seen anyone purchase and get their money back. Obviously, that’s not a good outcome.

For the past 25 years, I’ve been teaching and guiding hundreds of people to successfully make money and grow financially.  When this is done properly, it’s low risk, high reward.


We hope you enjoyed Ted’s lesson, “How to Invest in Tax Liens.”

What is the benefit of buying tax liens?  There are many:

  • It’s quick and easy to learn.
  • It’s benevolent; you’re helping homeowners and communities.
  • Tax lien certificates pay outrageous interest rates.
  • If you don’t get paid, you get the property.
  • You don’t need a lot of money to get started.

If you’d like to know more, there’s no one more qualified to teach you how to invest in tax liens and buy property with delinquent taxes 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 coaching.

Want to learn how to purchase bargain real estate? Would you like to buy mortgage-free property for pennies on the dollar? Or learn more about tax lien sales and property tax liens? Discover how to invest in tax liens online to earn double-digit interest rates secured by real estate. Get started today with this Free Gift.

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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