Foreclosure drives MI woman from ‘Extreme Makeover’ home

A Nov. 29, 2007 file photo shows ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition host Ty Pennington talking with the media outside a Fairmont, W.Va. home slated for updates. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)


HOLT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman whose home was rebuilt on a reality TV show is being forced from her home by foreclosure.

Arlene Nickless of Holt must leave her home by Monday, eight months after it fell into foreclosure.

Nickless tells the Lansing State Journal that “I can’t believe this is happening.”

Designers with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” razed her old home and built the new 3,300-square-foot, four-bedroom home in 2008 with the help of hundreds of volunteers following the death of Nickless’ husband, Tim.

The home features stone columns, dark wood floors, an indoor water wall, and a retractable flat-screen television.

Nickless says the home’s foreclosure resulted from an ongoing struggle to manage the property’s pre-makeover mortgage. The mortgage’s balance had ballooned to at least $113,000 by late 2016.

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Lansing State Journal