WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In the wake of his home being foreclosed and sold at auction, New Hanover county Commissioner Brian Berger is speaking out about his personal and public issues.
“I was paying the entire mortgage for a three bedroom house for me and my dog,” Berger said.
Wells Fargo bought the house for $211,000. Berger attributes his financial problems to a rough economy, losing his job, trying to start a new business and his well-documented personal issues.
“Bam, you get hit with $40,000 in legal fees even though you are innocent, there are not a lot of people that can sustain that,” Berger said.
Despite his troubles, Berger is looking to the future. With more than two years still left on his term, Berger says he’s excited about new board members coming in next year.
Berger said, “There’s going to be changes, but positive long overdue changes coming to New Hanover County and I’m looking forward to being a part in that.”
Berger says he plans to live somewhere in New Hanover county. The sale of Berger’s house has a 10-day confirmation period and after that the bank can file an eviction notice within 30 to 60 days.