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Old 08-12-2010, 11:07 AM
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Default house built by ABC's Extreme Home Makeover'' heading for foreclosure

Saw this coming when it was being built. Check out the video then please make a donation since Sadie can't keep taking from her family to pay the bills!


'Extreme Makeover' Home Faces Foreclosure


Posted: 4:04 pm EDT August 11, 2010Updated: 6:36 pm EDT August 11, 2010



ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- An Altamonte Springs woman, who was given a huge new home from ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, could soon lose it to foreclosure. Sadie Holmes was on the show in 2006. She was given the home for free, so how could a bank take it?
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Holmes used the mansion as collateral on a loan she took out. She said she used the cash to support the ministry she runs out of the home and a thrift store across the street. Now, the fate of that ministry and the private home are both in question.
By any standards, the rust-colored Altamonte Springs home is grand. It was specially designed to house Sadie Holmes' family, her soup kitchen and thrift store ministry. Now, it’s a ministry that is struggling badly.
“We're at the point where we can no longer do this by ourselves,” Holmes said.
Holmes is asking the public for donations. She needs $5,000 in the next two weeks to help make late payments on her thrift store's lease, gas bill and on the loan for her private home.
WFTV was there in 2006 when the Holmes family first saw their new, free home as part of ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
In 2008, Holmes faced the county code enforcement board and nearly lost the property to $15,000 in liens. Now, she may lose the home to foreclosure.
“With the economy failure a year or so ago, we started down spiral. So where we're at today is we're struggling,” she said.
WFTV asked why Holmes used a loan on her private home to help her struggling non-profit ministry. She says co-mingling finances is how she's always done things.
Holmes hopes the community will be willing to help, even if helping her ministry also means helping prevent a foreclosure on her family's personal mansion.
“I can't keep taking from my family and my own person because I’m not a billionaire,” Holmes said.


Holmes said she's squared with the county on the $15,000 worth of code enforcement fines.
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You start with someone that can't rub two nickels together and then build them a home that the vast majority of working people can not legitimately afford. Results are rather predictable IMO.
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You start with someone that can't rub two nickels together and then build them a home that the vast majority of working people can not legitimately afford. Results are rather predictable IMO.
Must make for great TV for some though, I guess.....!!!!
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There are a few of these that have been colse/have been forclosed upon because of unpaid taxes. The show doesn't factor in the increased property taxes that is associated with a tricked out home.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
You start with someone that can't rub two nickels together and then build them a home that the vast majority of working people can not legitimately afford. Results are rather predictable IMO.


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Must make for great TV for some though, I guess.....!!!!


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There are a few of these that have been colse/have been forclosed upon because of unpaid taxes. The show doesn't factor in the increased property taxes that is associated with a tricked out home.
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and now they will some how turn it all around and it will be ABC's fault and sue them for their hardships!
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Yep, I've said the same thing for years... how are these folks going to afford these new houses even though they've been given to them?

Hate to turn this into something political, but it would seem there is a lesson to be learned here.
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There was one in Atlanta that the owners used the home as collateral to start a construction business as the economy was falling apart.They were facing foreclosure also but can't remember the outcome.Why give someone a home free and clear to help them out and structure it in such a way that they can't use it as collateral and potentially lose it.

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Hate it for the family but you put people in homes they can't maintained and this is what happens. Don't worry Mr. Obama will make sure she doen't loose the house. Remember the thread where the lady told the reporter that Mr. Obama pays her wellfare check. Yep he can do it all.
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tka, no one would want to be on the show if that was the case!
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If they were smart, the TV show would take out a big first lien on the house, with no monthly payments, and full forgiveness after 20 yrs or upon a house sale....that way these idots who luck into the new house gig couldnt go lever up the house, and make the show look stupid when they choke on it.

Although i guess that assumes the guys running these shows are smart......or care
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"In 2008, Holmes faced the county code enforcement board and nearly lost the property to $15,000 in liens."

Gotta wonder what that was all about.
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Originally Posted by FISHING GOOD TIMES View Post
tka, no one would want to be on the show if that was the case!
I meant still give them the home free and clear but structure it so it can't be used as collateral.Something similar to what txhedge mentions above.
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
"In 2008, Holmes faced the county code enforcement board and nearly lost the property to $15,000 in liens."

Gotta wonder what that was all about.

Lien imperils 'Makeover' home near Altamonte Springs

October 04, 2008|By Adrian G. Uribarri, Sentinel Staff Writer
Sadie Holmes thought it was a blessing when ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition built her a 7,000-square-foot home and office for her charity in 2006.
Now she's struggling to keep her nonprofit afloat, and she may end up losing the $400,000 home if she can't pay a $29,000 county lien -- placed on the property after months of code violations racked up.
Combined with the $3,000 a month she pays to rent a storage warehouse for her nonprofit Sadie Holmes Help Services, and the $6,600 a year in property taxes, Holmes said the gargantuan debt now threatens to overwhelm her.






"I'm grateful for this building," Holmes said, "but it's causing me too much stress and too much problems."

Holmes' story appealed to the TV show's producers. A former drug addict, Holmes had turned her life around to help others in her run-down Winwood neighborhood near Altamonte Springs. Since 2000, she had given out clothing, food, furniture -- whatever people needed -- from her 900-square-foot home.

Mercedes Homes built the six-bedroom, Mediterranean-style home and an adjacent 2,000-square-foot office for the charity. She moved into it after the makeover was done in February 2006.

About a month later, Seminole planning officials cleared Holmes to run a volunteer organization out of the house. But they specifically prohibited "outside storage of any materials" unless she screened them from view.
By September 2007, Seminole County Sheriff's Office records show, a code-enforcement officer began filing violation reports against the property. Holmes contends that she began receiving visits from the officer even earlier, about two months after the makeover.
Reports cited portable restrooms, an oversized truck, abandoned vehicles and overgrown grass. Holmes moved the nearly 3-ton truck to the storage warehouse and cleaned up the debris and vehicles in the yard.
The seven-page file shows that as of Sept. 26, Holmes has addressed her violations to the satisfaction of code-enforcement officials. But the lien for previous infractions remains.
Holmes said she attended most meetings of the code-enforcement board to plead her case. But when she did not show up Sept. 25, as on at least one other occasion, code-board members voted unanimously to place the lien on her house.

Holmes said the obligations of her charity kept her from attending the meeting. She says she feels targeted and points to other properties in the neighborhood with similar or worse violations.
"She's absolutely not being targeted," sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said. "In fact, we've tried to work with her."
The next step is to appeal her case to the County Commission. Holmes hopes to find an attorney to help her. Her charity, she said, needs her full-time attention.

"This is not the Taj Mahal. This is a run-down community," Holmes said. "The way the economy is now, we're getting three times the amount of calls for help."
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...........sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is hold them down and tattoo a big "L" on their forehead so the next person down the road is forewarned.
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Originally Posted by txhedg View Post
If they were smart, the TV show would take out a big first lien on the house, with no monthly payments, and full forgiveness after 20 yrs or upon a house sale....that way these idots who luck into the new house gig couldnt go lever up the house, and make the show look stupid when they choke on it.

Although i guess that assumes the guys running these shows are smart......or care
I like it...

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Hate it for the family but you put people in homes they can't maintained and this is what happens. Don't worry Mr. Obama will make sure she doen't loose the house. Remember the thread where the lady told the reporter that Mr. Obama pays her wellfare check. Yep he can do it all.

Does he teach grammar and spelling also?
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This is not surprising. It is a good example of what helped contribute to the current economic mess we are in. The government would pressure mortgage companies to provide mortgages to people who cannot manage their personal finances.

In this case instead of the government, it's the TV show, giving something to someone who hasn't earned it and doesn't have the knowledge or ability to manage their assets. Note that this is the second time that a foreclosure is threatened. Some people never learn.

I don't mean to sound mean spirited, but a person has to know their limits.
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This is not surprising. It is a good example of what helped contribute to the current economic mess we are in. The government would pressure mortgage companies to provide mortgages to people who cannot manage their personal finances.

In this case instead of the government, it's the TV show, giving something to someone who hasn't earned it and doesn't have the knowledge or ability to manage their assets. Note that this is the second time that a foreclosure is threatened. Some people never learn.

I don't mean to sound mean spirited, but a person has to know their limits.
I agree......but we all know that it is actually Bush's fault.
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"By September 2007, Seminole County Sheriff's Office records show, a code-enforcement officer began filing violation reports against the property. Holmes contends that she began receiving visits from the officer even earlier, about two months after the makeover.
Reports cited portable restrooms, an oversized truck, abandoned vehicles and overgrown grass. Holmes moved the nearly 3-ton truck to the storage warehouse and cleaned up the debris and vehicles in the yard."

Lemme see, somebody builds me for free a brand new 7,000 sq ft house, I'm renting a warehouse, but I can't keep the grass cut, have porta-potties and abandoned vehicles in my yard, and I'm whining about losing the place because I can't afford to pay the fines.

Like Ron White says, "you can't fix stupid".
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