62,000 Tax Foreclosures in Detroit. Post 214


Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners AP March 30, 2015 Homeowners sit … waiting for their cases to be heard to avoid foreclosure from tax debts in Detroit on Jan. 29. This year, Wayne County officials sent out 62,000 foreclosure notices to city homeowners behind on property taxes. In Detroit, tens of thousands of people […] . . .

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Coach Mitch's "Golden Rule" for real estate investing. Post 213


[Ed.] This is part of a story from the Lubavitcher Rebbe Imagine a group of people contemplating a piano. They have never seen or heard of a piano in their lives, nor, for that matter, any other musical instrument – they live in a world in which the very concept of music is unknown. “It’s […] . . .

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Coach Mitch's Best Landlording Ideas. Post 212


Coach Mitch’s REFLECTIONS™ I read Mr. Landlord. Recently a good question was posed: What changes have you made in your rental business in the last three years? I list my suggestions first and have cherry picked many of the others. There’s a lot of good stuff here. When I ran a large Real Estate Investors […] . . .

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Rental Certificates hurt taxpaying landlords. Post 210


Schenectady Gazette Letter to the editor ~ March 24, 2013 In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, despite a city claiming that these inspections are for health and safety conditions, warrantless inspections of rental units are unconstitutional and violate landlords’ Fourth Amendment rights. Since 1981, New York courts have consistently ruled that cities and […] . . .

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Bill Cosby says: Take responsibility for your life. Coach Mitch agrees. Post 207


Coach Mitch’s REFLECTIONS™ [Editor’s Note: Coach Mitch agrees with Bill Cosby.] ********************   Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. And life isn’t fair, but it’s good!! I’m 83. Except for brief period in the 50s when I was doing my National Service, I’ve worked hard since I was 17. Except […] . . .

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Use notes to buy tax sale property. Post 206.


Coach Mitch’s REFLECTIONS™ [Editor’s Note] A student asks about structuring a promissory note. Coach Mitch, Hypothetical scenario, when a tax delinquent homeowner agrees to transfer the property’s responsibility to me, title included, how should a promissory note be structured? Should the amount of the note be the tax amount that has been paid by the […] . . .

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A fable: Government’s vision of property taxes. Post 205


(Editor’s note) This is a typical Notice announcing a tax auction Bonner County Daily Bee July 3, 2014 NOTICE OF TAX SALE Per Idaho Code §63-1005 (1) If real property on which there is a delinquency is not redeemed within three (3) years from the date of delinquency, the county tax collector of the county […] . . .

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Tax Delinquent Property Allows Landlords To Buy Cheap. Post 204


Coach Mitch’s REFLECTIONS™ facebook March 29, 2014 Editor: This question was posted on facebook. Yes or No? In your opinion, is this onerous… You have paid $35 application fee for new apartment, and told you got the apartment. You agree on a move-in date, and you hire a mover. You show up to give […] . . .

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Caveat-Emptor: $200k in worthless government tax lien certificates. Post 203


NorthJersey.com Friday January 24, 2014 PATERSON — A father and daughter are suing the city claiming they were sold more than $200,000 in worthless tax lien certificates for a non-existent property, homes on which taxes were never in arrears and a piece of land where a school is being built. “These liens should never have […] . . .

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Affirmations make investing in tax liens and tax deeds a lot easier. Post 202


Coach Mitch’s REFLECTIONS™   Affirmations are a great tool Any business is hard. There are many issues that we must overcome to be successful in a consistent way. Dealing with people who are behind in their property taxes takes a special talent. If you don’t think that you have all the talents necessary then one […] . . .

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