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Mass. foreclosure filings jump 72% in August

September 26, 2006

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THE REGION Foreclosure filings in Massachusetts rose 72 percent last month as a growing number of homeowners were put in financial distress by the housing market's sharp downturn. ForeclosuresMass.com, which tracks Land Court foreclosure filings against homeowners by mortgage lenders, said there were 1,812 filings last month against borrowers who were past due, up from 1,055 filings in August 2005. ... (Full article: 740 words)

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