Saturday, March 08, 2008

Home Makeover... After the cameras leave

We had an Oregon family receive an extreme home makeover. One of the daughters was struggling with reoccurring cancer and all the family resources were spent on medical care. Their home was falling down around their ears. It was in really bad shape. In comes Extreme Home Makeover and they did a fantastic job. However.....

The girl died a few months after the makeover. The family still owes on the $250k mortgage from the old house. But now their property taxes are much higher because their new home is so splendid. And they are facing foreclosure.

Sometimes you need to look a gift-horse in the mouth. Even with a gift you have to pay the government. No matter what.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

We never see the downside of a story like this. How sad!