It's like a scene out of the reality show "Storage Wars."
An auctioneer, eight bidders, a lawyer and a loan agent stand on the corner of Washington and Chilcott Place at noon on an unseasonably cool April day.
The auctioneer reads legalese, barely loud enough for anyone to hear. But they've heard it all before, so it hardly matters. The bidders who come to these auctions know one another and see each other across the city and region at similar sidewalk gatherings.
This is a foreclosure auction. And it moves fast.
Auctioneer John McMillan of 3106-3108 Washington St. was sold at public auction on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.[/caption]