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Prince George's County officials unveil foreclosure action plan

Monday - 5/20/2013, 7:36am  ET

Officials in Prince George's County have unveiled a new foreclosure action plan aimed at speeding up the demolition process, the Washington Examiner reported.

The county has already knocked down nearly 50 houses and apartment complexes so far this year.

"These vacant and abandoned homes are becoming more blighted and are dragging down the property values of their neighbors," said Adam Ortiz, acting director of the county's Department of Environmental Resources, which handles foreclosures. "We've got to move ahead and got to move ahead fast."

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