"In Arreas"? - Posted by Jake

Posted by Jake on August 11, 2003 at 21:07:49:

I need a piece of land for my home. I’ve searched listings and had no success. Someone, on this forum, suggested I check tax records and send out postcards - My question:

When I find taxes in arrears, what do I do with them? I know you can pay the taxes and within a few years, if the owner doesn’t pay you back, you take title. What else can I do though?
Should I offer to “take their land off their hands” by purchasing it? At what kind of price? Well below market? Or what? What about the taxes due? Would I also pay those?

Thanks for your thoughts!!