Here’s a heads-up for both Quezon City taxpayers who might be delinquent in paying their real property taxes and for real estate investors who may want to help. I accidentally found this notice on the same issue of the Philippine Star where I got the complete listing of tax delinquent properties from the Province of Rizal which was recently auctioned in Antipolo City.
Anyway, before I explain how real estate investors can help those delinquent in paying their real property taxes, let me share more details about the tax foreclosure auction sale to be held in Quezon City. The Quezon City Treasurer shall be holding the auction sale of real properties with delinquent tax payments on land, building, and machineries on October 8, 2009, 10:00 A.M., at the 2nd floor of the Taxpayer’s Lounge, Quezon City Hall. Furthermore, all Quezon City taxpayers who may be delinquent in paying their real property taxes are advised to settle/update their realty tax arrearages before the date of the auction sale (October 8, 2009) to avoid inclusion of their properties.
(Source: Philippine Star, September 7, 2009 issue, page B13)
Time for Due Diligence
As usual, all prospective bidders are also requested to do their due diligence and verify the properties they may want to bid on at the Quezon City assessor’s office and the Register of Deeds of Quezon City. In summary, you can do this by:
- Get the updated list of tax delinquent properties for auction at the Quezon City Treasurer’s Office
- Get the tax declaration number and other important details that you will bring to the tax mapping section
- Give the property details you got in step 2 above to the tax mapping section so that they can give you property details like the exact address, location, Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) number, etc. You can also ask for more details that they may know about the property (ex. if it will be affected by a road widening project in the future, etc.)
- From the information you got from step 3 above, you can then proceed to Quezon City register of deeds which is located in East Avenue to get a certified true copy of the TCT.
- You can then inspect the property if you want along with other due diligence tasks.
How can real estate investors help?
As I have mentioned in the beginning of this post, real estate investors can help those Quezon City taxpayers who might be delinquent in paying their real property taxes. This can be done by paying the arrears in real property taxes, penalties and other costs (all of which are equal to the minimum bid price) for the property owner through a winning bid. This basically buys some time for the property owner (12 months to be exact and is referred to as the redemption period) to settle his/her arrears.
As an incentive, the winning bidder earns an interest of 2% per month and he/she will receive this once the property owner is able to settle his tax arrears within the 12 month redemption period.
As I have often said in the past, it would be better to invest in real property tax foreclosures without the intention of actually getting the property. I believe this is a win-win solution for everyone – the owner gets another 12 months to come up with enough funds to settle his arrears, the local government gets to collect the taxes they need to fund their operations and local projects, and the real estate investor gets to earn 2% per month or up to 24% for 12 months by buying some time for the property owner and also for helping the local government collect taxes. By the way, I stumbled upon the comments section of an article I found in philfaqs.com which explains this very well, please do check it out here: http://philfaqs.com/phils-business/make-money-at-home-free-education-know-what-donald-trump-knows/#comment-14895
Sorry if I am unable to post an updated list of the Quezon City delinquent properties for public auction. Ever since our house was devastated by the floods last week, we have been very busy picking up the pieces and relocating to a place we can temporarily live-in while our house is being repaired and becomes livable again. A big thank you goes out to all of those who gave words of encouragement and prayers. Let’s continue praying for and helping those that were affected by the recent typhoons.
By the way, it’s nice to be back!
To our financial freedom!
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Text by Jay Castillo.Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved.
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