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Foreclosure after Reprieve

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A new law gives Bay Staters a temporary reprieve from foreclosure. They now have three months after they first default on their mortgage before the lender can file to foreclose. The law is credited with an 84 percent drop in filings in June, compared with a year ago.

But for many, that grace period has expired and they're still in danger of losing their homes. In just two days last week, there were 90 foreclosure auctions in Massachusetts.

WBUR's David Boeri reports.

This program aired on August 13, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.


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