Where flawed addresses expose property owners to foreclosure threat

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Where flawed addresses expose property owners to foreclosure threat

Where flawed addresses expose property owners to foreclosure threat

22%

faulty owner mailing addresses. That's 393 of 1,816 properties researched by The Post.

171

tax liens with flawed addresses were sold.

Areas with the most faulty owner addresses

48

Deanwood, Burrville, Grant Park, Lincoln Heights, Fairmont Heights

40

Congress Heights, Bellevue, Washington Highlands

30

Capitol View, Marshall Heights, Benning Heights

Flawed owner addresses in 2013 tax lien auction

  • Residential
  • Commercial and other
  • Vacant
  • Sold at the auction

NOTE: Investors who buy tax liens can seek to seize the property and owner equity after a six-month waiting period. SOURCE: Post analysis of data from D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue. GRAPHIC: Ted Mellnik, Emily Chow, Laris Karklis, Scott Clement, Peyton Craighill and Steven Rich — Washington Post.