A house constructed for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is up for auction after the owners lost the building to foreclosure. The Atlanta home, the biggest built on the show, was collateral for a now-overdue $450,000 loan. The foreclosure represents a comeuppance not only for its owners but for the country as a whole, writes Hank Stuever in the Washington Post.
"One thing we'll always remember about this decade was the constant home do-over fetish, in real life and in the reality of reality TV," writes Stuever, who goes on to urge the owners to submit to a makeover of their finances. "The schadenfreude potential is everywhere now in these newly sobered times." (Read more foreclosures stories.)