'Extreme' Santa Fe Springs home for sale

The local home made famous on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in March 2005, is for sale. Full Story
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Norwalk, CA

#23 Aug 13, 2009
unethical realtors wrote:
It sounds like a very sad situation for everyone. There is always two sides to every story but leave it to the unethical realtors John and Rebecca Mercado to take advantage of the situation. I live in Whittier and have heard numerous stories about their unethical behaviors but this takes the cake!! Their real estate company "The Real Estate Store" is one large group of scam artists. Everything is done internally to keep everything hush, hush!! They are a take the money and run couple, so I hope this sale doesn't have any problems because you won't get a response except too bad hire an attorney.
You obviously are talking about the wrong people because I know them and they are a very nice and respectable couple. I wonder how you would feel if someone slandered your name at your place of business!

Richardson, TX

#24 Jan 23, 2010
"hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average."
We're not asking for your statistics, and for many people that would be a desirable home, just not for people like you, who think are above everyone.
MSLSD wrote:
Why would anyone want to stay in Santa Fe Springs anyway?
Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
Number of rooms per house below state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Grantsburg, WI

#25 Jan 23, 2010
The recipients of these homes should have to sign contracts that if they do sell these homes, they only get a small percentage of the profits (say 15%) with the remainder going to the community, lowering the price, or working out some other way so as to not benefit the family in any way.
The generosity of the show is amazing as is the help of the communities but the family should not see this as a windfall and a means to achieve thousands of dollars in selling the gift.
And while no one likes a gift with strings attached, there must be some guidelines enforced. There are too many stories of families selling the homes at high prices, houses built that are too big for them to maintain (financial records should be viewed by the show), and just plain greed with a lot of these stories. Where is the screening of families before the community and the show puts tons of hours and thousands of dollars into a family that has no ties to the community, has used its 'hard luck' story to scam people, and/or a family cannot afford more than what they have.
Let's not see anymore abuse of communities and a group of people that are truly dedicated to helping less fortunate. Go ahead and help build homes for less fortunate but keep them in type, style and square footage similar to others around them.
And for heaven's sake, let's not take from the truly needing for those trying to scam everyone.

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Sep 3, 2011
Yes santa fe springs is no brentwood or beverly hills,and we never said it was.ive lived here for 45 Years and have never experienced a shooting or violent act. In fact sfs is one the cleaner cities ive seen and has a city council that works hard for its residents, and has picked up where the school district hasnt been able to hell concerning you schools. I Love santa fe springs.

Wailuku, HI

#29 Jan 18, 2013
Why is anyone even commenting on this forum anymore?? Its been years since the issue was resolved. Lets all move on to a more recent story :D

Wailuku, HI

#31 Jan 18, 2013
Bimbo? Wow someone is sexist. I will pray for you. You seem like a very miserable individual. All I was trying to say is to stop dwelling on the past. Whoever keeps writing on this forum leaving very offensive comments obviously is holding a grudge. And it seems like its the same person just using different names every time. Get on with life. Be happy. That's all I have to say. God bless =)

Wailuku, HI

#33 Jan 18, 2013
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For someone who tries to pretend to be happy and Christian, you'd think you'd be less judgmental and let people do what they want.
Yes, bimbo. It suits you. You're not our mother. Quit trying to play the part, just because your mom obviously did a lousy job with you.
That has got to be the most disrespectful thing I have ever heard. What is the world coming to? Disrespecting woman....its just sad. I found nothing wrong with what Amy said. For you to turn around and insult her and her mother like that just shows what kind of person you are. She is right. Why are you still lingering here and insulting good people for no reason at all?

United States

#35 Apr 9, 2013
did anyone know eddie torres who use to live on maxine st n arlee with his grandparents? inez n jose(joe)peru n his mothers name was i nelieve lorraine peru he would b in his late twenties by now

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