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Monroe County Legislature halts foreclosure sale of family home

May 08, 2018 11:48 PM

Eric and Alison Endicott could finally breathe Tuesday night after several tense moments during the meeting of the Monroe County Legislature. 

The legislature voted to postpone approving a foreclosure sale that could have tossed them off property their family has owned for 44 years.

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Alison's brother had owned a portion of the property, but he fell into financial trouble. The property went into foreclosure due to back taxes. 

The Endicott's sold their home in Irondequoit and moved in with her parents who had fallen ill.  They didn't worry about the foreclosure.

Their attorney assured them they would get notice of the auction. 

"So we were told that once we were notified we would have an opportunity to bid on it," said Alison Endicott. "We were never notified, so somebody bought it."

The county legislature would have had to approve the sale.

Coming to the meeting was a last ditch effort, but when the vote started, it looked like it might be too late. Then lawmakers learned through legislator Justin Wilcox' questions that the county sent the foreclosure notice to the wrong address.

In a stunning move, Majority Leader Brian Marianetti proposed tabling the vote.

"It shows hope that people, whatever political views are can come together,"said Eric Endicott. 

The Endicott's say they made an offer Tuesday to the county $10,000 higher than the current offer. 

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Daniella Genovese

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