Not ForeClosure – Detroiters Get Option To Buy Their Houses for $1500 Bucks

Wow! I hope that many thousands of people take this offer and get busy re-building Detroit.

Patriot Mouse

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Wayne County will send people door-to-door to offer thousands of foreclosed Detroithomes for as little as $500, a move that would keep a roof overhead for occupants and possibly get properties back on the tax rolls.

More than 6,000 Detroit homes, foreclosed because taxes weren’t paid, didn’t sell at auction last fall. The county treasurer’s office doesn’t want to see them abandoned and is willing to negotiate with anyone living inside, including owners who no longer have a right to the property.

Wayne County Deputy Treasurer Eric Sabree told WWJ’s Sandra McNeil representatives from his office will make the offer on thousands of delinquent properties.

“A person must prove to us that they are bonafide residents who unfortunately, I am presuming, have been paying their rent to somebody who apparently didn’t pay their delinquent taxes,” Sabree said.

Sabree said there are a number of ways people can…

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