One can only imagine what the state of a home selling for $1 would be. A Minneapolis house that sold for just that had maggots living in the refrigerator, cockroaches in the oven and was generally unsafe as a living space.
All it took to bring the home back to life was $100,000, three months of working 76 hours a week, countless volunteers and the magic that only cable TV can do. The home at 3049 Third Ave. S., which CBS Local reports was actually caving in, is now on the market for $145,000.
Thanks to the work done by the DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” hosted by Nicole Curtis, the house was raised up four feet, is presentable and safe to inhabit.
“People drive by this house all day long and just scream, ‘Thank you,’” Curtis said according to CBS Local. “It was all about giving back to this community, and turning this house from the biggest eye sore into a beautiful corner piece.”
Watch the report for a first look at the new home:
According to the show’s website, Curtis works specifically historic homes in Minneapolis and Detroit that have “fallen on hard times.”