Unfortunately you are never going to find government tax sales where you can get properties for "pennies on the dollar, with no money down." Many of the "Real Estate Investment Seminars" are flat out scams. It's true that foreclosures can be good sources for real estate deals, but when something seems to good to be true, it is. Do you really think that the government would sell a property they new was worth $150,000 for $900? Not a chance.