The County officials then add all the assessed values of the property together in a county. Further they subtract the applicable deductions in order to determine the net assessed value of the county.
If you are an informed investor, it is also possible for you to buy tax foreclosed homes on auction. There are greater rewards in this method of purchase, but also greater risks, particularly if you have not done your homework.
The beauty of investing in tax foreclosed homes is that you are allowed to inspect the property prior to bidding. This is not the case with bank foreclosures as generally the homeowner is still resident.
Tax foreclosed homes are either sold at a public auction or at a court auction, sometimes also referred to as a Sheriffs sale. In court auctions investors are not able to request discounts for early payment, pay in installments, modify the terms of the contract or transfer the title. This does make thing a little more sticky, but that is the way it goes. Some auction allow verbal bidding while others only accept bids as sealed written offers, so make sure you know what is required of you.