A Perrysburg condominium owned by Toledo news radio talk-show host Brian Wilson was foreclosed on earlier this year and is scheduled for sheriff's sale Sept. 16.
Chase Home Finance LLC of Columbus foreclosed on the Wilsons' three-bedroom home at 3334 Rivers Edge in May, claiming Wilson and his wife, Carol, owed $197,832 plus interest dating to Dec. 1, 2009. On June 21, Wood County Common Pleas Judge Reeve Kelsey found that the Wilsons were in default of their loan and ordered the property sold at sheriff's sale.
About the same time the Wilsons defaulted on their mortgage, the couple on Dec. 15 bought a $340,000 home in Huddleston, Va., real estate records in Beford County, Virginia, show.
Wilson now broadcasts his WSPD 1370-AM show from Virginia.
Wilson, who claims he was forced to leave the Toledo area for health reasons, said in an e-mail to The Blade Friday that he expected the Perrysburg property to be sold prior to the sheriff's sale in Wood County.
"The sale of the house has been a long, complicated process but is to be consummated - not foreclosed - by the end of the week," Wilson said in an e-mail that came in response to a request for an interview. "My attorney and Realtor have been handling."
James Moody, owner of Flex Realty, said he listed the property for the Wilsons and confirmed that a "regular retail sale" was in the works.
"We've reached an accord that all parties seem to be happy with," Mr. Moody said. "We're pursuing the normal course of action you would with any real estate sale."
The 1,672-square-foot condominium, which was built in 2004, is listed for sale online for $160,000.
In court records, an appraisal conducted prior to the sheriff's sale set the property's value at $192,000.
The minimum bid for the property at the Sept. 16 sheriff's sale is $128,000, or two-thirds of the appraised value, said Wood County Sheriff's Deputy Phyllis Haas, who handles the paperwork for the sheriff's sales.
Wilson's three-hour Brian Wilson and the Afternoon Drive airs weekdays on WSPD following Rush Limbaugh.
Just three days before Chase Home Finance filed its foreclosure action, Wilson - an avowed conservative and Libertarian - talked on the air with evicted Stony Ridge homeowner Keith Sadler, who co-founded the Toledo Foreclosure Defense League. Mr. Sadler, who admitted he was behind on his mortgage payments, refused to leave his house until he was bodily removed by sheriff's deputies.
Wilson said during the broadcast that there were rules and laws that needed to be followed, but added, "Where do they stop and where does the compassion and the warm fuzzies begin?"
It wasn't until after The Blade reported in May that Wilson was broadcasting from out of state while making it sound as if he were in Toledo, that he told listeners that he was forced to leave the Toledo area because "something in the air" was making him ill.
"What I have been told is there is a residual of Toledo having been constructed on the former Black Swamp and if you're not born here, you don't enter the world with, I don't know, the immunities or you grow up being able to deal with it," he told listeners.
He didn't tell his listeners he was leaving a foreclosed home behind.
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