The TV show Extreme Makeover used 1800 volunteers in 2005 to give the Harper family a new, four-bedroom Mcmansion. Foreclosure will now claim the home angering all those who donated their time and money.

The AP reports Lake City Mayor Willie Oswald told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

“It’s aggravating. It just makes you mad. You do that much work, and they just squander it.”

Beazer Homes and the Extreme Makeover crew plus many volunteers tore down the old home and in six days replaced it with a huge 4 bedroom, 3 car garage monstrosity with multiple fireplace, rock walls, a solarium, and an office.

A Fool and His Money…

The Harper’s it seems wanted to go into the construction business and used a cash-out refinance of $450,000 as seed capital. The business failed and the Harpers stopped paying the mortgage. The free Extreme Makeover home will go the Clayton County Courthouse steps for auction on August 5, 2008.

The Harper’s also received $250,000 for a home maintenance and scholarship fund from Extreme Makeover.

I wonder why they didn’t use that money to pay the mortgage?

I wonder why they didn’t just both get jobs and pay the mortgage?

Oh, now I remember…because when something is given to you, you simply don’t care about it. I would never use the word foreclosure victim in applying it to this scenario. The Harpers are no victims…simply unappreciative and greedy.

Trust me…this won’t be the last Extreme Makeover foreclosure.

Good Luck!

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