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"Tax sale" foreclosures a threat to homeowners

A report by the Huffington Post Investigative fund examines "tax sale" foreclosures.  Amid the economic downturn, they are happening in Baltimore and other cities, where big banks, brokerage houses, and other investors are gaining the right from governments to collect on paltry debts of citizens. Fees and other costs swell, and homeowners who can't make the payments find themselves evicted. The result is hefty profits for the investors, with dire consequences for some communities. In the story, they follow a woman who lost her home - paid off in 1984 - due to an unpaid $362 city water bill.

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