Bio: Beverly Browne has been writing for publications and small businesses for more than 30 years. She got her start in the ‘school of hard knocks’, learning the newspaper business on the job.
Her early experiences in the print industry came in the early 1980s after she had worn down a newspaper editor in Oshawa, submitting a variety of local stories until he finally bought the first, then the second….
When Oshawa-Whitby This Week had an opening for someone to write interesting obituaries, the editor called Beverly and offered her the part-time position. Besides writing, and associated research, Beverly has created two home-based businesses, from her entrepreneurial mindset .
Since 2011, she has also been helping people in Zambia establish micro-enterprise projects, through a charity formed by her husband in 2006.
Craft: Writer, Journalist, Commercial Writer, Short Fiction Writer
Beverly’s book on tax sale properties introduces you to buying Canadian real estate for well below market value. It explains how properties are sold by local governments for the taxes owed. Its clearly laid-out information is packed into fewer than 100 pages.
Although under the marketing radar, tax sales have been ongoing across Canada for many years. These properties are never sold by real estate agents or financial brokers, and don’t follow marketing trends, which regularly change. Tax sales are governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act.
Besides the step-by-step instructions, the book provides listings of directories, municipalities, samples of past sales with selling prices – in short, everything you’ll need to help you understand the process for acquiring Canadian real estate through the tax sale route.
Although it is mainly about the Canadian system, the book also includes some information for Florida.
Intended to inspire people with the knowledge that this little-known strategy can be done, it also provides tools for how to do it.