Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I know of one person that will be interested in this...

I think Heather is one of the more outspoken local bloggers when it comes to the extreme disasters that ABC goes around building for their t.v. show "Extreme Home Makeover", and which they've come to the KC area for around 3 times in the last 5 years, as I recall.

I think that show is a load of crap. Yes, they sometimes find worthy and wonderful families in great need of help, but even those families are left with a house they probably can't afford, and have to turn to hand-outs for help on keeping up with monetarily. And lots of times, they're given to families that aren't worthy at all. Here's the info Heather found out about the last family that received a house fro ABC in our area. Enlightening, to say the least!

Anyway, just caught wind of one of the latest falls to happen in relation to a house that ABC built. Foreclosure. House is being sold on the local county courthouse steps in a week. Gotta love it!

5 comments:

Heather said...

I saw this story and laughed. Loudly.

Dumbasses.

Alisha said...

Actually, I read that the one house in foreclosure is in trouble because they took out a second mortgage on the EM house. They show had paid off their original mortgage. Apparently they took out another $450,000 or so mortgage to start a construction business, which failed. Oops.

faithstwin said...

Yup- says that right in the story. I knew that had to be the case, but $450k? The volunteers also raised $250k in money and scholarships to help the kids.

Businesses fail. I know. And it sucks when you pour everything you have into them and then some and have nothing to show for it. :(

Heather said...

I read that the family was not only set up with this house, but they had enough money given to them to pay the taxes on it for 25 years.

It's hard to say who sucks more. ABC for picking retarded people, or the actual tards themselves.

Faith said...

That was my point, though...ABC picks "worthy" families, and then they leave them with a house that they can't afford (utility bills alone must have made them flip a nut when they saw them that first month after the house was done...), property taxes that probably at least are triple what they're used to, and a big mess of a financially confusing situation. Basically, something they cannot handle. Yeah, they recommend that the family seek out a financial advisor, but how many of these supah-smart families actually move forward with that advice? And are they open to the financial assistance an advisor would offer them. Anyone know how much a "financial advisor" even costs? I think they have fees similar to at least a therapists...and that ain't cheap.

Anyway, my point was missed. I think I need to take a break for a while if even THIS post didn't make sense to people...