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For years, Orin Clybourn has been a notable success story among the army of entrepreneurs who scout Philadelphia for rundown properties to buy and “flip” for big bucks. He has quietly made more than $1 million this way.
The circumstances behind his purchases have been unusual.
In deal after deal, Clybourn has ended up owning real estate acquired from “sellers” who turn out to have been long dead.
With amazing luck, he has reported discovering unrecorded deeds from decades past that gave him control of newly valuable properties.
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