The majority of citizens have no idea about the existence of tax lien investing as an investing tool since it is such a new concept. Because of this, very few people actually understand and are able to invest in a tax lien successfully. One of biggest hurdles is that there are different laws in different states and different procedures per county.
If you are have just been introduced to tax lien investing, you have a lot of studying to do. It is important that you gain all the required information about the county where you are investing in the tax lien. This is because laws differ per state and per county. Apart from this, you need to get a lawyer who can guide you through the process.
In terms of safety against your investment, tax liens provide assured gains. State governments organize the entire tax lien procedure, making it completely open and safe. This is in the best interest of the state, as tax lien investors are actually paying them the required taxes, and if they are unhappy and refuse to invest then the state stands to lose the funds required to maintain the county government in service.
As for the investor, you are assured gain. You either stand to gain the repayment on the decided rate of interested plus penalties (which are very high yielding) or in the case of failure of repayment, you stand to gain the deed to the property at the a discounted rate.
And the biggest advantage in investing a tax lien is it does not depend on the economy, so there is zero investment volatility. Therefore, you do not face any ups and downs of the stock market. Tax lien certificates effectively rise in value. Unaware investors still continue to invest in an uncertain stock or bond market, or, worse, make no investments at all.