Massachusetts property owners need better protections

In several states, local governments are authorized to take beyond what is owed in property taxes when a homeowner falls behind. Known as home equity theft, this practice robs homeowners of the wealth they’ve built over a lifetime. In fact, it’s happening right here in Massachusetts, despite a recent Supreme Court ruling holding the practice unconstitutional.

According to a recent study by Pacific Legal Foundation, homeowners in Massachusetts lose an average of 82% of their equity to this tax foreclosure policy. For the 315 Massachusetts homes in Pacific Legal Foundation’s dataset, households lost a total of $48 million, with the average homeowner losing more than 15 times the debt they owed.


Read the full article in the The Boston Herald


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