Friends of Frost
Thank you all for any help you can give. Even $1 can make a difference! :)
UPDATE: Today I continue work with officials in Anoka County to investigate and file judgement against the men who cheated me and the system. But I have to pause and pay thanks where it is due.
Firstly, thanks to all of you for the emotional support and for spreading the word about this problem. By raising awareness, I've been forwarded a number of solid references on avenues to pursue recovery, prosecution, and ways to go about affecting change. Thanks to you, I've learned about several disaster recovery funds and legal options. I am using ALL of them.
Thanks to the several tradesmen among my friends and family who have helped me discover and uncover the wealth of problems with the house and the depth of the crime involved.
Thanks to Timothy Iverson for unexpectedly starting and promoting a fund to help me repair my first house before snowfall and keeping me from eviction. Because of your generosity, I can now work with a structural engineer to determine the best way to replace or reinforce the architecture where the load-bearing structures have been removed.
Thanks to my dad, a retired fellow with lots of time on his hands, for being on-site and managing the contractors and ongoing repair efforts so I can focus on my day job.
Thanks to my attorney for continuing to search for ways to make this right, even though my chances are slim. I'm counting on him to keep giving me straight answers and advice, even when the news is grim.
Thanks to my roommate, Fros Ty, who continues to support me as a renter and a friend, despite the fact that critical parts of the house has become inoperative. Her cheerfulness and generosity motivate me to focus on the positive reasons I became a homeowner and work hard to save the house.
And thanks to Jessica Roddy for volunteering to organize the professionals who are interested in helping me build websites, literature, and media around the subject of predatory remodeling. This project will expose the problem, and will build the tools of change as I work to introduce laws and regulations that prevent predatory remodeling and provide clear recourse for victims.
I'm embarrassed and ashamed to keep asking for help. I'm usually the one doing the volunteering and the donating. But this is a scenario I just can't win on my own. I am finally past the point of denial, and have come to accept that this is the fate that has been dealt to me. It cannot be challenged or reversed. Unfair as it is, this is the problem that has been thrust on me. The rest of my life's plans and aspirations are now on-hold, perhaps indefinitely, as I slowly struggle to claw my way out of ruin.
Thanks to all of your for sharing my story and warning home buyers about these hidden dangers. I can't change the laws overnight, so arming others with this knowledge is the best we can do right now. I promise I will put every available drop of effort towards fighting this malicious http://funds.gofundme.com/index.php?route=fundmanager# practice and putting an end predatory remodeling.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me during this crisis. My aim is to bring about change in our legal system to make sure this never happens to another home buyer again. Full story, details, and photos at: http://hoodwinkedhouse.com/
whats the name of the company that remodeled this house, sold this house, so I can make sure nobody I know does business with them
Hey Tim, go check out my page http://www.facebook.com/lovelydahling.upcycle I make crazy upcycled clothing and accessories, and am totally down to donate towards incentives. Let me know what would help!
Between banksters and house flippers...The housing sector is horrible to new buyers....even the housing inspectors should of caught this....and what is with this "Special Non-Disclosier" form? This kind of exemption of disclosier is a hazard to communities...not just buyers....