Almost nine years after her home was rebuilt, gifted by the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show, Arlene Nickless, is about to lose the house to the bank. The home was foreclosed on in September and has been up for auction online for weeks.

Currently, Nickless’ possessions could be seen placed in cardboard boxes, the Ford Flex given along with the home hooked to a moving trailer. Nickless failed to successfully manage her mortgage payment for years and now has been ordered to vacate by Monday.


Designers with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition — with the help of hundreds of volunteers — built her family’s home in 2008 following the death of Tim Nickless, her husband of 18 years. But

“When I stepped out of the house the day Extreme Makeover came, you will see me say ‘I can’t believe this is happening,’ ” she said. “And, truthfully, that’s what I feel right now: I can’t believe this is happening.”

Nickless says her home’s foreclosure resulted from an ongoing struggle to manage the property’s pre-makeover mortgage — a balance that rested at about $30,000 after the 2008 makeover, but had ballooned to at least $113,000 by the end of 2016, she said.