Howard County has made a change for the 2011 tax sale. Traditionally their sale has been a live auction. This year it will be held online at the Howard County Tax Sale Website.
The date is May 4, 2011. Registration is open now and must be done before 4:30 EDT April 25, 2011. To register prospective bidders must provide the county a $1,000 deposit via ACH debit of their bank account.
The interest rate for 2011 is nominally 18%. Howard County uses the high bid premium method of bidding which can dramatically change your effective return.