Welcome to the Thursday night webinar! In this free training session, we will delve into the importance of researching county records when it comes to tax deed property investing. Stephen and Shade, your hosts for tonight, will provide valuable insights and information that will assist both beginners and seasoned investors in their journey.
The Background of Shade and Stephen
Shade and Stephen introduce themselves as cousins who have been best friends since childhood. Stephen, a real estate agent since the late 90s, initially sparked their interest in real estate when he invited Shade to attend an auction. They both shared a passion for the field and began devouring books and materials to educate themselves further. In 2006, they collaborated to create a comprehensive home study program on tax sales. For a decade, they exclusively trained seminar company members. However, in 2016, they decided to branch off and establish their own websites, offering training directly to the public.
The Significance of County Records in Tax Deed Investing
Shade emphasizes the crucial role that county records play in tax deed investing. These records provide essential information about properties, making them a primary resource for investors. Whether it’s determining property details or researching past owners, county records offer comprehensive data that aids in making informed investment decisions. Throughout the webinar, Shade and Stephen aim to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to effectively utilize county records in their investment strategies.
Exploring County Records: Essential Steps for Research
To effectively utilize county records, Shade and Stephen highlight four main sources:
1. Partial Search Tools
Partial search tools are an invaluable resource for investors, enabling them to access records without physically visiting the county office. These online tools have revolutionized the process, allowing investors to gather property information quickly and efficiently. Shade and Stephen credit partial search tools as a game-changer in their ability to perform thorough property research. By using the parcel number or owner’s name from the tax sale list, investors can access property records and review sales history, deed information, past owners, and any existing liens.
2. Treasurer’s Records
The treasurer’s office serves as a vital resource for tax lien investors. Buyers can research delinquent tax liens on a property to determine the potential risks and costs associated with foreclosing on a property. Additionally, the treasurer’s office often provides essential information regarding tax sales. In tax deed states, the treasury might be responsible for handling the sale. Shade and Stephen stress the significance of understanding rollover costs through the treasurer’s records, as it plays a crucial role in investment decisions.
3. Assessor’s Records
Assessor records serve as the primary source for property information. These records provide valuable details, such as assessed value and property history. Investors can quickly gather important information, including the physical address, assessed value, sales history, and any transfers or changes that have occurred over time. Moreover, the assessor’s records help ascertain ownership information, aiding in further research on potential liens or judgments.
4. Mapping Tools
Mapping tools are often linked to assessor records, allowing investors to visualize the property’s location and boundaries. These tools offer additional convenience and help investors familiarize themselves with the property’s surroundings. Shade and Stephen emphasize that certain states, like Florida, provide exemplary records, presenting an ideal example of how counties can efficiently provide information.
Utilizing County Records: A Practical Example
To illustrate the process of utilizing county records, Shade and Stephen provide a practical example using records from a Florida county. The property details accessed through their chosen website include zoning information, parcel numbers, and mapping. The records also offer sales information, including book and page numbers for accessing actual deeds. By examining warranty deeds, investors can determine the property’s history and any potential issues associated with it.
In this comprehensive webinar, Shade and Stephen guide participants through the steps involved in researching tax deed property records. By utilizing various county records, investors can gather accurate, reliable information about properties, assess potential risks, and make well-informed investment decisions. Through their years of experience in the field, Shade and Stephen provide valuable insights that will help both beginners and experienced investors excel in the tax deed property market.
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