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Published March 15, 2012, 12:00 AM

Foreclosed house

In this March 8, 2011, file photo, a foreclosed house with sale pending sign is shown in Tigard, Ore. Foreclosure activity surged in February across about half of the nation’s states, as banks tackled a backlog of homes with mortgages gone unpaid, yet in limbo due to delays stemming from foreclosure-abuse claims. That means potentially more foreclosed homes hitting the market this year that could drag down the value of neighboring homes. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
Read the article: Some states saw spike in foreclosures in February