What to Look for in a Partnership - Pros and Cons - by Tony Martinez
Tony Martinez is the Founder and Chairman of the US Tax Lien Association, which is an organization that is committed and dedicated to helping others achieve total financial freedom through the power of investing in Tax Lien Certificates. With over 30 years of expert experience, Tony is the world's #1 authority on the subject of creating enduring wealth through the little know strategy of investing in Tax Lien Certificates, which gives anyone the opportunity to earn guaranteed fixed rates of returns of 18% – 36% interest per year, and acquire valuable real estate for approximately 10% of market value.
In a word, no! When we acquire a tax lien certificate, in essence what we’ve done is paid someone else’s delinquent tax bill for them. In return, we receive a tax lien certificate on the property. Because the tax lien certificate has grace period of 1 – 4 years, we just bought the property owner time to catch up on their delinquent taxes. Rather than taking advantage of someone in financial trouble, we did just the opposite; we gave them the opportunity to stay in their home for an additional 1 – 3 years.
Tax lien certificates offer property owners a second chance. We don’t know of any other creditor in the world that would give the property owner a 1 – 4 year grace period to pay their delinquent bill without any negative consequences. Banks don’t, credit card companies don’t, car loans don’t, student loans don’t, phone companies don’t, insurance companies don’t, internet companies don’t, landlords don’t, and utility companies don’t. Tax lien certificates do.
Remember, tax lien certificates are a means of collecting delinquent property tax revenue which funds police departments, hospitals, schools, fire departments, roads, and libraries. Without property tax revenue, our communities suffer greatly. Tax lien certificates are not a matter of taking advantage of people who are in financial trouble; they’re a matter of collecting revenue that is owed for the benefit of our communities.
Tax lien certificates are a win / win opportunity for both the investor and the property owner.
When we acquire a tax lien certificate: