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    'Extreme Makeover' house faces foreclosure - Yahoo! News

    More than 1,800 people showed up to help ABC's "Extreme Makeover" team demolish a family's decrepit home and replace it with a sparkling, four-bedroom mini-mansion in 2005.
    Three years later, the reality TV show's most ambitious project at the time has become the latest victim of the foreclosure crisis.
    After the Harper family used the two-story home as collateral for a $450,000 loan, it's set to go to auction on the steps of the Clayton County Courthouse Aug. 5. The couple did not return phone calls Monday, but told WSB-TV they received the loan for a construction business that failed.
    The house was built in January 2005, after Atlanta-based Beazer Homes USA and ABC's "Extreme Makeover" demolished their old home and its faulty septic system. Within six days, construction crews and hoards of volunteers had completed work on the largest home that the television program had yet built.
    The finished product was a four-bedroom house with decorative rock walls and a three-car garage that towered over ranch and split-level homes in their Clayton County neighborhood. The home's door opened into a lobby that featured four fireplaces, a solarium, a music room and a plush new office.
    Materials and labor were donated for the home, which would have cost about $450,000 to build. Beazer Homes' employees and company partners also raised $250,000 in contributions for the family, including scholarships for the couple's three children and a home maintenance fund.
    ABC said in a statement that it advises each family to consult a financial planner after they get their new home. "Ultimately, financial matters are personal, and we work to respect the privacy of the families," the network said.
    Some of the volunteers who helped build the home were less than thrilled about the family's financial decisions.
    "It's aggravating. It just makes you mad. You do that much work, and they just squander it," Lake City Mayor Willie Oswalt, who helped vault a massive beam into place in the Harper's living room, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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    Lovely....all that hard work.

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    Oh man....

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    I feel for the family, I do. Its tough out there.

    But geez....to lose THAT house??? After 1800 people and a TV network made it happen?

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    they took out half a mil on a house that charity built for a business plan that was obviously unsound!@?

    ... YOU DONT DO THAT WITH A CHARITY HOUSE YOU IDIOTS

    no wonder these people were fucking poor to begin with!@
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    The couple did not return phone calls Monday, but told WSB-TV they received the loan for a construction business that failed.

    And they couldn't fix their faulty septic system on their old house.

    That's a shame, so many foreclosures out there..but that is one HELL of a loan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    they took out half a mil on a house that charity built for a business plan that was obviously unsound!@?

    ... YOU DONT DO THAT WITH A CHARITY HOUSE YOU IDIOTS

    no wonder these people were fucking poor to begin with!@



    hmn, once again you sum it up perfectly Grimm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    they took out half a mil on a house that charity built for a business plan that was obviously unsound!@?

    ... YOU DONT DO THAT WITH A CHARITY HOUSE YOU IDIOTS

    no wonder these people were fucking poor to begin with!@
    Yep. Too many people trying to live beyond their means these days.

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    is strong enough to take everything you have. ~Thomas Jefferson

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    Just because somebody gave them a house doesn't mean they all of a sudden developed a great business sense, good Lord. Sometimes there's a reason these people are in the mess they started with

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    I think people can very often be cavalier (thanks grimm) with material thing or achievements that they did not have to earn for themselves.
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    ca....wha?

    Cavalier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    ca....wha?

    Cavalier!

    D'oh sorry.
    Thanks.
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    yep, dumbasses.

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    I know some of these families are battling terrible misfortune with bad health, disabilities, bad luck and other crap that life throws at them but I do also wonder if a lot of their troubles are self-inflicted and giving them a brand new mansion isn't going to help in the long run. I'd love the cameras to go back to some of them a couple of years later and see the rusty cars up on bricks on the lawn, the mangey dogs on chains, the sofas on the porch, the pizza boxes in the rumpus room, the moonshine still in the bathroom, the meth brewing in the kitchen...
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