Go HERE to read an article about what can happen if a tax lien/deed investor gets too aggressive.  Note to file: When all else fails, use common sense!

Many thanks to Denise Evans for bringing this article to our attention.

What are you reading or rather- Why are you reading what you’re reading? Books, ebooks, audio books- the market has exploded therefore we need to be asking ourselves “why”? Why this book? Why now?

Who Moved My Cheese? is a classic. If you haven’t read this one you need to today.

Those of us who had our little worlds rocked in 2008 know only too well the significant ramifications of change. “Change” that is that occurs outside our control.  What about you? How did you fare? How will you fare from the change that’s right around the corner? And yes, change is right around the corner, actually it is happening all the time. Are you aware? Are you positioned to respond to change or are you going to let change happen to you?

Check out this allegorical story that comically, but soberly, shows how different personalities respond to their changing world. Are you Sniff, Scurry, Hem or Haw?  I think you will discover very valuable new ways of thinking about what you do and how you do it and…… your kids will probably really enjoy it.

It is with enthusiasm that we announce the initial meeting of “Alabama Tax Talk”.  Alabama Tax Talk is an initiative that we hope will introduce interested parties to the process of investing in Alabama property tax liens.

Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4th at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Heritage House in Odenville.

The Heritage House
12415 U.S. Highway 411
Odenville, AL 35120

Our sponsors for this meeting are:

The Heritage House, and

Chris King, attorney with Lex Christi Law

This event is FREE.  If you plan to come to our initial meeting, would you do us the favor of sending a quick e-mail response to [email protected] to let us know?  We want to be prepared in case we need to reserve Legion Field! (right)

Also, if you have a practice, business or service, and you would like to be a future sponsor of Alabama Tax Talk, please let us know.

We know that November 4th is Election Day and we encourage everyone to vote EARLY in the day.


Gary Boyd


For years, we have attempted to come up with a good way to explain Alabama tax lien investing without having to repeat ourselves “a hundred times in one week”.  One solution we have come up with is “Alabama Tax Talk”.

“Alabama Tax Talk” will be a series of meetings (to be held in various locations) that will give interested individuals the opportunity to hear an introduction to Alabama tax lien investing. It will include a question and answer period.  Anyone is welcome but these meetings are especially designed for those who are new to the idea of tax lien investing.

We anticipate venues such as offices, businesses, libraries, etc. and would plan for the 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM time slot on a week night.  We also hope to incorporate business sponsors.  If you have an office or place of business were we could have one of these meetings (and you want to promote your own practice, business or service) please let us know.

Stay tuned for more info.  We will send future messages with specific details.


Here is a question that I recently received:

“We keep hearing from folks that if a property is sold for taxes, all the mortgages and other liens are wiped out. Is that true? Do you know where the law is on that?  We want to buy tax certificates but want to make sure we aren’t buying a bunch of old mortgages to go along with it.” (edited)

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We’re NOT with the government, we’re here to help.

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Let me just take a moment to give a short “primer” on what one might do in the event they find themselves with a tax deed.  Let’s use as an example property, a tax deed property located at 6255 Crest Green Rd, Birmingham, AL 35212. Read More…

NOTE: In June 2015, we had to raise our minimal fee to $150.00.  All else stays the same.

Historically, for the sale of a tax certificate, we have charged 3{0de9caa28a13b92d4d5c08ad1816ca817ff5d9528eba1627cd08150927959f21} of the State amount due or $100, whichever is greater. Read More…

I recently received the following questions from a reader:

“I read article regarding the case where the tax investor was asking for payments for insurance and preservation but courts denied. I also read case regarding void tax deed. My question to you is how as investors do we verify that owners have been properly notified so that deeds will not be void? Any clarification in this would be very helpful. Regarding the insurance are most investors purchasing home or renters insurance on the property? “ Read More…

According to a recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling in  FIRST UNION v LEE COUNTY, Alabama may NOT be a “title state” after all when it comes to refunds of excess bids from tax sales. Read More…