One of the most-watched winners on ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is about to undergo foreclosure.
The Nov. 6, 2004, show, which set an “Extreme Makeover” ratings record, featured Judy and Larry Vardon, who are both deaf. The show remodeled their home to accommodate their blind, autistic son Vance, now 16 years old.
The Vardons currently face a monthly house payment of $2,300 and a mortgage rate that has topped 11 percent.
“Everyone thought the house was paid for,” says Gerald Naftaly, the mayor of Oak Park, Mich., where the family lives. “But that wasn’t the case. They still had their mortgage. They are just another number with the mortgage company.”
Vardon, 50, works at Chrysler’s Sterling Heights stamping plant. The couple is working with Lighthouse of Oakland County, a nonprofit group that aids families in crisis, to help them negotiate a lower mortgage rate.
Source: The Associated Press