Maricopa County Tax Lien Research Tutorial
Are you trying to figure out the best way to research Maricopa County Tax Liens?
Then try our free Maricopa County Tax Lien Research tutorial below:
Step 1. Download the latest Maricopa County Tax Lien List.
Step 2. Find a delinquent property that you would like to buy the tax lien certificate for. Here's an example:
Step 3. Plug the parcel number from the property into the Maricopa County Parcel Search Tool. Here's an example:
You will get results that look like this:
Step 3. You can then click the "View GIS Maps" to get an ariel view of the parcel.
Here's an example:
Step 4. You can then pull up MSN Live Maps and do a search for the property address to see what type of property this really is. Here's an example that shows you this is a GREAT single family house in Gilbert, Arizona:
Step 5. You can then go back to your search results on the Maricopa County Parcel Search Tool and click the "View Tax Information" to see all the back taxes that are owed on the property. Here's an example:
Step 6. You can then click the "View Comparables (COMPS)" to see what you could sell the property for if you eventually foreclose on the property and get to sell it. Here's an example:
Step 7. Now that you know where this property is located, what type of property it is and what it looks like, you can do your final due diligence on the property. This is the MOST IMPORTANT part of your Arizona Tax Lien Certificate research.
Learn the additional due diligence you need to perform in the Education section of our website.
WARNING!!! Do not proceed to Step 8 until you have verified in Step 7 that the tax lien certificate(s) you are interested in buying are quality ones that will yield you a good return on investment.
Step 8. After you have performed the necessary due diligence to ensure you are ONLY buying quality tax lien certificates, call the Maricopa County Assessor's office and ask them if the tax lien certificates you are interested in buying are still available. Then, tell them which ones you wish to purchase and they will handle the rest.
Best of luck in your Arizona Tax Lien investing!