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Housing scheme history repeats itself

'Land contracts' or 'contracts for deeds' where investors buy foreclosed homes by the thousands and sell them on contract are resurging

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The foreclosure crisis has created a vast stock of vacant homes, many of which have deteriorated through neglect.

BERYL Satter knew something like this was bound to happen. Or, rather, to happen again.

The Rutgers historian wrote the book on an obscure form of predatory lending from the mid-20th century that victimised black home buyers when banks would not lend them mortgages. Her book, Family