"Extreme Makeover" House Faces Foreclosure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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A reality TV show's most ambitious project three years ago has become the latest victim of the foreclosure crisis.

In January 2005, more than 1,800 people helped Beazer Homes USA and ABC's "Extreme Makeover" team demolish a Georgia family's decrepit home and replace it with a four-bedroom mini-mansion.

The Harper family used the home as collateral for a $450,000 loan. Now, it's set to go to auction August 5th. The couple told Atlanta's WSB-TV they received the loan for a construction business that failed.

Materials and labor were donated for the home, which would have cost about $450,000 to build. Beazer employees and company partners also raised $250,000 in contributions for the family.

Some of the volunteers who helped build the home are angry about the family's financial decisions.

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