BUSINESS
08/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

After Foreclosure, Lenders Go After Borrowers To Recoup Extra Payments

Over the past year, lenders have become much more aggressive in trying to recoup money lost in foreclosures and other distressed sales, creating more grief for people who thought their real estate headaches were far behind.

In many localities -- including Virginia, Maryland and the District -- lenders have the right to pursue borrowers whose homes have sold at a loss to collect the difference between what the property sold for and what the borrower owed on it, also called a deficiency.

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