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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. 

Baltimore City Ranks Fourteenth Highest in Nation For Tax Lien Sales


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