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Bernard, Home Buyer in Concord, CA

How can I find tax lien auctions for free?

Asked by Bernard, Concord, CA Sat May 17, 2008

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Bernard,

In California, the tax assessors office does not do tax lien auctions. If a homeowner is in default on their taxes (I think its after 5 years!), they can sell the home at court auction, but it is for fair market value - not just the amount of the taxes owed as in some other states.

You can contact the local county tax assessors office for more information on this subect.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 5, 2008
Hello Bernard,

The best way is to contact the county Assessor Office. Ask for the schedule of auctions. In California, the owner must be in tax deault for 5 years in order to be on tax lien balck list. DO your homework before purchase any property to see what besides the tax lien to avoid unexpected surprise pitfalls later. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 19, 2008
Good question. I would call the local title companies:
http://local.sanfrancisco.com/Pleasanton/Title+Companies.zq.html

Ask them for a list of "Lis Pendens". Not sure if that's what you're looking for, but I hope it gets you started.
Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 17, 2008
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