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Baltimore City Ranks Fourteenth Highest in Nation For Tax Lien Sales
Updated: Monday, December 9 2013, 05:55 PM EST
A just-released report shows Baltimore City is one of the top sellers of so-called "tax liens" in the country.
An analysis by The Washington Post found that Baltimore City sold 23,000 liens, a total that ranks Baltimore 14th in the country. Dade County, Florida earned the top spot for selling roughly 53,000.
Tax liens are sold at auction to satisfy unpaid tax debts. A purchaser can use the lien to foreclose on property if the debt is not paid.
The Post investigation found companies used tax liens to pile on debt for homeowners.