Tax Sale Properties

Sold by municipalities across Canada


Tax Deeds

Sold by counties in the United States of America

Tax Lien Certificates

Sold by counties in the United States of America


Every month, tons of real estate properties are sold at auctions (and over-the-counter) by local governments for little more than the property taxes owed.

This happens both in the United States and in Canada. But for some reason, Canadians know very little about the Canadian procedures for acquiring real estate through this alternative method. Many people aren’t even aware that these sales happen in Canada at all!

This website is intended to be a starting point for ordinary working people who want to find  affordable solutions for legitimate real estate ownership, simply by learning what alternative methods are available to them. We are especially motivated to share this information with the people who think “we can’t afford it.”

A good place to start is by reading the book that highlights the Canadian process in an easy step-by-step manner: How To Buy Tax Sale Properties: A Canadian Guide.

It’s very hard to find clearly laid-out information on acquiring Canadian tax sale properties. And while the facts provided in the book won’t be the only information you’ll ever need, the book does provide the most comprehensive data for the price – and is a great way to start your education for this sector of the real estate industry. (Some companies charge thousands of dollars for similar information about U.S. tax deed and tax liens).

While we don’t offer legal, financial or other professional advice, the site offers information about tax sales that occur in both Canada and the United States.

We want to emphasize that these government sales are available to anyone wanting to buy property, but might not have the necessary funds for a traditional real estate purchase. The information here is intended to open your mind to legal, non-traditional ways of acquiring real estate.

The counties and municipalities have these auctions so that they can collect delinquent property taxes that they use to pay for necessary services their citizens have come to expect.