Tips for investing in real estate tax liens include ensuring the property is still in the condition it was listed in, and checking the tax records to ensure the municipality that listed the property did so correctly, Bankrate explains. Only experienced investors should consider investing in tax liens, Investopedia notes.
If you are interested in investing in a tax lien property, start by deciding whether to invest in a commercial property, residential property or undeveloped land. From there, contact the municipality's treasurer's office to find a list of properties scheduled to be auctioned off, as well as a list of rules. The rules generally outline the type of payments accepted, Investopedia notes.