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    Default Another 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Family Facing Foreclosure

    The team from ABC's heartwarming and popular reality series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" may give worthy families a whole new house. But yet another family who appeared on the show learned that they don't guarantee you'll keep that house forever.

    The Wofford family of Encinitas, California, got their house from the show five years ago, but now claim that after struggling for two years to pay their bills, they're facing foreclosure . Dr. Brian Wofford, a widower and father of eight, explained the crisis, telling 10News: "A lot of people think when you get the house, you get the mortgage. Well, you don't."



    The Woffords aren't the first family featured on the show to face serious financial problems after their home makeover. The Harper family of Atlanta, who received the show's biggest house to date, along with the money to pay taxes on it for 25 years, famously faced foreclosure last year after taking out an ill-advised $450,000 loan using the house as equity. And at least four other "Extreme Makeover" recipient families have had to sell or lose the homes they won on the show. ABC is probably considering changing the show's rules (maybe the houses don't need to be quite so lavish, for example) to help avoid such disasters in the future.

    However, there's still hope for the Woffords. Loan modification papers are being promised by their bank, OneWest, next week. If they don't go through, the house will be auctioned by the bank in two weeks, but Dr. Wofford is optimistic about his family's future: "If I have my family and I live in a tent, I'm in good shape. Better be a big tent though."
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    Reminds me of the Oprah car giveaway thing a few years ago.
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    So they didn't have to pay dime one for this house and still they can't afford it? I'm so confused :barbarino:

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    They still have to pay the mortgage. They're just living in a nicer house than before.
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    They still have to pay the mortgage. They're just living in a nicer house than before.

    Plus the property taxes probably went thru the roof after the improvements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    Plus the property taxes probably went thru the roof after the improvements.
    "The Harper family of Atlanta, who received the show's biggest house to date, along with the money to pay taxes on it for 25 years, famously faced foreclosure last year after taking out an ill-advised $450,000 loan using the house as equity."
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    Sounds to me that in all these cases the families made poor financial decisions after the fact and should suffer the consequences. One family was given enough cash to pay the property taxes fr 25 years and still felt in necessary to take out a home equity loan for $450,000.00. Yeah that sounds reasonable.
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    Sounds like it's time for an "Extreme Makeover: Debt Edition"...

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    Ill-advised is right. Wow.
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    Didn't realize they gave them money for their property taxes too. Maybe they blew the money on something else.

    Guess they need to research these families a little better.
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    They have 8 kids. I am pretty sure that's how you rack up debt unless you are the Duggars.

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    Okay, I'm trying to follow this. So apparently they had a mortgage to begin with, then Creepy Ty and His Band of Weepy Improvers swoop in and build a bigger house, give them money to pay taxes (I'm assuming that money was not used for that purpose, and damn fast, too), then they borrowed more money, and lots of it? Well hell, that's the American dream right there, 21st century edition.

    Hopefully Donald Trump will save their house and scold them on another reality show.

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    Ty is not creepy. Ty is much hotness!
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    Don't know anything about this family, but I remember one of the first couple of families that lost their house was due primarily to not being able to pay the property taxes that went through the roof (at that time, there was no additional monies given to the families to account for this. It appears for the later shows, that was remedied).

    As for the $450K loan... ill advised is an understatement.
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