Extreme Home Makeover, Extreme Foreclosure
August 9, 2008 4:51pm CST
In 2005. the Harper family was lucky enough to have the dream of a lifetime come to reality when their home was rebuilt into a 4 bedroom mini-mansion. The $450,000 home was completely built and paid for by the show and over 1800 volunteers. Unfortunately, the couple went back to their old ways and got themselves into debt by taking a loan out on the house. The house will go to auction on the steps of the Clayton County Courthouse on August 5. The family is seeking donations to get them out of the mess- do you think they should get any? Shouldn't they take some personal responsibility?
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9 Aug 08
People like that rarely ever learn, and will revert to their old ways most likely, no matter what. People need to be more responsible with their lives and take care of themselves, they had their chance when the community and the TV show helped them out before, you put so much effort and money in to people, and ones like that never learn, I say they should just go back to a way of life that they can handle, because with opportunities like that, they only come once in a lifetime. If you mess up you shouldn't always have another chance. I am sure the community has lost hope in them and are probably upset about their ignorance with the situation, I don't see them getting hand-outs, talk about a lost cause for the town.
9 Aug 08
They were given so much - a free $450,000 house, and $250,000 towards their children's education and home maintenance. Not to mention the generosity and time of hundreds of volunteers. Over $700,000 worth of gifts, and they just go right back into debt. I personally don't think they should get any donations to get them out of this mess. They made the choice to spend that money, and now they have to live with the consequences of their choice. They were already given an immense gift, and didn't have to work and save for it like everyone else has to. Sorry - they don't get any sympathy from me. They chose to be financially irresponsible, now it's time to take some personal responsibility for their situation.