A tax lien is a legal claim against the property of an individual or business that fails to pay taxes owed to the government.
Tax liens are not everlasting instruments. Many have an expiration date after the end of the redemption period. Once the lien expires, the lienholder becomes unable to collect any unpaid balance.
Tax lien certificate investing offers a much lower capital requirement when compared to other forms of investing—it’s possible to jump into this asset class for as little as a couple hundred dollars.
A tax lien is a claim the government makes on a property when the owner fails to pay the property taxes.
Liens are sold at auctions
If you need to foreclose, there may be other liens against the property that keep you from taking possession.
If you get the property, there may be unforeseen expenses such as repairs or even evicting the current occupants.
You can also invest in property lien funds.