The owner of a Clayton County house built on ABC’s Extreme Makeover stopped a foreclosure by filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petition today. The case is In re Milton Moses Harper, Ch. 13 Case No. 09-65611-reb. This is not the first time the house was in foreclosure proceedings (click here for story).
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In the bankruptcy filing, Harper said he owes $100,000-$500,000 to creditors including the mortgage company, six credit cards, two pawn shops and Sprint. Harper says he owns the same range amount in assets. He is set to meet with creditors April 21, and states he’s received credit counseling…
The Harper home was given a free makeover when the show’s producers learned the family was having septic tank problems. In addition to the $450,000 remodeling, the show gave the family $200,000 in cash.
The couple borrowed against the house to start a business and ended up with a $450,000 mortgage. After struggling several years with finances, the couple faced foreclosure in August. The house was saved then by a loan modification.