Westland couple to keep home after foreclosure fight

A Westland couple likely will keep their home, after arguing in court they weren’t aware they were facing foreclosure over an unpaid $3,000 tax bill.

Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree said his staff and an attorney for Ron and Bernice King are working on a deal that would allow the Kings to keep the home after the delinquent 2012 taxes are paid.

The Detroit News last month profiled the couple in an article about allegations that foreclosure notices don’t always arrive by mail or get posted on doors. They said they sent payments to the county and believed they were on a plan to avoid foreclosure.

“It is a world of relief,” Ron King, 57, said Friday. “I was scared to death about having to start over. And my health is not good.”

“I am glad the Wayne County Treasurer was able to work with us.”

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