Posted by george on May 04, 2000 at 20:45:14:
It can’t hurt to try. Spend a day at your local court house and see how it is organized. You may get lucky. Attend a few auctions and see if the people there look like they are making money.
Tax foreclosures are tough. I have found that because of the length of the process and the 18% intrest rate and penaties on mortgages you will not find much equity left to buy. Also properties on tax foreclosure lists are owned by people who just disappear somehow.
Basically you are right about probate. Becasue it is a legal process you are entitled to go to your court house and look at the records even though you are unrelated to the matter. Go to the court house and look at a few.