Another "Extreme Makeover" Home on the Market

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Keller Williams Realty 50461-90

I used to watch the ABC Reality show "Extreme Makeover" whenever I needed a little bit of a "feel good" cry.  The why my emotions would be worked in that 2 hour segment is amazing.  In the back of my mind I always had the thought "How can the family afford to maintain a house like this?"  I guess my thoughts were right. 

In the Wall Street Journal today, there's an announcement of one of these "extreme" housing hitting the for sale market.  As I read the story I was saddened to hear the trials of this family. 

I do remember, a few years ago, of an episode of the show in which the family got an incredible house and the non-profit arm of my company Keller Williams Cares paid off the mortgage on the home in full.  Thus hopefully allowing the family to only have the obligation of property taxes and maintenance. 

In my mind that's the only way this show would be considered a success to me. 

Click here for the WSJ article.

Comments (3)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

It is sad to think that the gift that they received was too costly to maintain.

Sep 03, 2009 02:04 AM
Scott Larson
First Weber Hedeman Group - Monroe, WI

Why don't they build modest homes? I guess that wouldn't be good television

Sep 08, 2009 09:33 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Great minds think alike :).....helping people with a new home is a wonderful thing...helping them with one they can afford to live in...both the taxes and utilities...priceless !

Oct 10, 2009 08:21 AM