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2011 Baltimore City Tax Sale Announced

March 25th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Starting on or about March 16, 2011: The  2011 Tax Sale Properties Listing will be posted on  www.BidBaltimore.com.  The list will be updated regularly to reflect liens that are paid before the sale.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011: Bidder registration begins on www.BidBaltimore.com.  You must use an ACH debit from your bank account to register.

On or about Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Printing of Tax Sale 2011 Properties Listing will be published in the Daily Record.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011: April letter will be mailed informing homeowners of Tax Sale 2011.

Friday, April 29, 2011: Deadline for walk-in payments, on-line payments, and mailed payments to reach the City of Baltimore.  Final day to have liens on properties to be offered at Tax Sale 2011 removed from Tax Sale 2011.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT: Last day to register as a bidder for the 2011Baltimore City Tax Sale

Monday, May 16, 2011: Final update to the Tax Sale 2011 Properties Listing posted on the City’s web site at www.BidBaltimore.com.

Monday, May 16, 2011: Bid submission begins on www.BidBaltimore.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011: Tax Sale 2011 Books will be available.  Tax Sale 2011 Books may be purchased at the Cashiers Section of the Municipal Office Building, 200 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD  21202 at a fee of $10.00 per book.

Thursday, May 19, 2011: Acceptance of bids for Tax Sale 2011 begins.  Bids will be accepted in 8 batches, 1 hour apart beginning at 9:00 am

Tuesday, May 24, 2011: Assignment Sale – liens for properties not purchased at Tax Sale 2011 on May 19, 2011 may be purchased at lien value as of this date at www.BidBaltimore.com.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011: First day to redeem tax lien certificates for properties included in Tax Sale 2011.

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR TAX SALE PAYMENTS AFTER THE MAILING OF THE FINAL BILL AND LEGAL NOTICE ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 1, 2011.  PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CHECKS FOR TAX SALE PAYMENTS WILL BE RETURNED BY MAIL TO THE PROPERTY OWNER AND THE LIENS ON THE PROPERTY WILL REMAIN SUBJECT TO THE TAX SALE.

Good luck and don’t bid too high,

Ned

More posts about tax lien investing here.

Tags: real estate · Tax Liens

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ray // Mar 28, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I was wondering if you needed any assisstance with tax sales in exchange for me learning the ropes?

    Please contact me by e-mail

  • 2 Ned // Mar 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Yes I may do my intern program again this year. I am working on a plan to ramp up my business this year by working with other investors. If this comes through I will certainly need help. You can also learn tax sale investing by signing up for the class mentioned in the post above.

  • 3 Joe // Apr 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Very happy I came across your site, Ned! I was researching some Tax Lien info in the city and my head was spinning.

    This year, I was thinking of at least getting my feet wet with the tax sales, but how does the bidding work with BidBaltimore? Are the bids sealed or can each bidder see things in real time? Also, if a house has a mortgage, is the bank allowed to redeem following the tax sale in lieu of the owner or would they have to do that before the property goes to sale?

    Thanks for all the helpful tips!

  • 4 Ned // Apr 18, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Joe, I glad you like my site.

    The bids are sealed you won’t see any other bids until the auction is over. There are “batches” of bids, each ending one hour after the previous one. Essentially it is like having 8 separate auctions in a day.

    Yes the bank can redeem the taxes, however if they don’t the mortgage get wiped out and is no longer a lien on the property. Sometimes banks redeem sometimes they don’t.

  • 5 Georgina // Jun 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I was wondering if there is an easy way to check online whether a taxpayer has redeemed the tax lien that you have purchased from the City of Baltimore? So far it appears that I have to call and harass the staff every couple of weeks to make sure they don’t sit on a refund check for too long (wishful thinking perhaps) …

  • 6 Ned // Jun 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    They used to post a redemption list on the Bid Baltimore website. It is not up at the moment but is should be backup at some point. The redemption list breaks down lien amount, interest, and legal fees if paid.

  • 7 Joe // Sep 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Ned,

    So, months later after my first participation in the Baltimore City tax lien sale, I got a redemption check. Just stinks. Just curious though: Is it usual for them to literally just mail you a check – no interest computation or redemption party? I at least thought I’d receive something in the mail regarding legal fees or title fees.

    Took the wind out of my sail…

  • 8 Phil // Sep 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I’m trying to find the results (winners and amount bid) for the 2011 Baltimore tax sale. The property that I’m interested in is 527 S Caton Ave.

    Can anyone provide me with that info, or tell me where or how to find it.

    Thank you!

    -Phil

  • 9 Ned // Oct 10, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Phil,

    That lien was sold in the 2011 sale to bidder #63. That bidder was 2011 City Properties.

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