lien and mean
Today's Kojo Nnamdi show was all about the annual DC Tax Auction, which began today. It's a massively confusing system -- but even considering that fact, the callers still seemed amazingly clueless. The gist of most calls was along the lines of "wait... explain to me again why I can't just immediately seize poor people's property?"
Sheesh. If you're actually interested in acquiring a pain-in-the-ass investment vehicle with a slight, slight chance of turning into a real estate acquisition, In Shaw has a couple of interesting posts about the process here and here.