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May 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Foreclosures in Auburn

Lakeland Hills unfairly targeted

As a Lakeland Hills resident for the past four years, I was dismayed at the tone of the three-page article on foreclosures [“Local foreclosures soar threefold in two years,” page one, April 26]. The article gives a misleading, one-sided slant regarding life in Lakeland Hills.

Yes, homes have been lost, but mainly due to lack of knowledge regarding loans and greed. Many of the people losing homes did not have the income to warrant their expenditures.

Lakeland Hills has wonderful walking trails, a walk-to shopping area for groceries, cleaners, drugstore, haircuts and restaurants, etc. Most areas are attractively landscaped and most neighborhoods keep their properties well-manicured.

Did the authors of the sensational article consider the damage they might be doing to those wanting to sell a home because of retirement or moving? The mortgage crisis has been in full swing for many months and the article did not give any new information on the issue, except to unfairly target a specific area.

— Rosalie Nast, Auburn

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