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Larry, Home Buyer in Irvine, CA

wher do I find tax lien forclosures in Orange County California

Asked by Larry, Irvine, CA Sun Feb 10, 2008

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Larry you are saying the word foreclosure with tax lien. A tax lien sale, is not the same as a tax deed sale. California does offer Tax Deed sales. California currently does not offer tax liens. Tax lien you are paying someone's tax. You do not have the right to own the property. Tax deed if you buy you do have the right to own the property. Do your research on those two words.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 25, 2009
Great information already provided but the direct link to the most recent tax lien auction is here:

http://www.ttc.ocgov.com/auction/auctionlist.htm
Web Reference: http://www.theocmls.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 11, 2008
There is no such thing as the Orange County Tax Assessors Office. There is the Treasurer/Tax Collector and there is the Assessor. They are 2 separate offices. I work for one of them. Usually the properties up for auction are non-buildable or remnant lots. Very rarely (1 or 2 per year) are there any residential lots or commercial lots that are buildable. It's better to go with the foreclosures as recommended below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 6, 2008
Hi, Larry. About 50% of the business I'm doing at the moment in OC is either in Short Sales or Bank Owned Properties (REO). Some unbelieveable deals are available, but Short Sales, in particular, can be extremely messy to deal with. This is often because they price the homes lower than the real value to obtain multiple offers, then have to wait for the bank (or multiple banks--a real issue) to agree to accept an offer. Bank owned REO's can be easier because you only need to negotiate with the Bank, however you'll often be up against multiple offers--plus, if the property needs repair, The property may not appraise high enough for you to get a loan unless you have an extremely high down payment.

Be sure you're working with an agent who has experience negotiating with Banks and who can help you make sure you're positioned properly to get that great deal!

Erin
Web Reference: http://www.RoomToRoam.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 5, 2008
You can visit the Orange County Tax Assessors Office website at: http://tax.ocgov.com/tcweb/search_page.asp and click on Property Auctions

Live Auction Sale-March 19th, 2008

The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector is offering for sale, real property located in the County of Orange. This property has become subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell due to non-payment of property tax for five or more tax years. The sale of “Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to Power to Sell” is conducted by the County Treasurer-Tax Collector pursuant to the provisions of the Revenue and Taxation Code and the written authorization of the Controller of the State of California. The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector DOES NOT offer tax lien certificates, sealed bids or over the counter sales.

If your looking for better deals with REO's you can link to my search page at http://www.joehoms.com or call me at 949-625-4533
Web Reference: http://www.joehoms.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 27, 2008
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