Armando travels to San Clemente( flip this house)

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Submitted by tucker... on August 15, 2009 - 11:05am

Armando travels to San Clemente san diego

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“67 - Armando to the Rescue”
Rated: TVPG L
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Genre: Lifestyle
Closed Captions: Yes

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For the last ten years, Armando Montelongo has been flipping houses in San Antonio, Texas, and building a real estate empire. Now, with the real estate market tanking, Armando has turned his attention to helping homeowners in trouble. He believes when it comes to money most people create their own bad luck. It's Armando's mission to set investor-wannabes straight and tackle one real estate nightmare at a time. In this episode, Armando travels to San Clemente, California, to help Tom and Deb Finnegan. Their renovation project has spiraled out of control: a 3,000-square-foot Spanish Renaissance dream house has become a house of horrors. A series of unfortunate events, including the death of their contractor, left the Finnigans penniless. Armando first must push Tom and Deb to end their cycle of self-destruction and follow his advice or face complete financial ruin.

Submitted by tucker... on August 15, 2009 - 11:29am.

house went to foreclosure got 15000
to let it go

these people were really in a bubble

no job
not enough money for chistmas tree, i guess they filmed it in 2008?

wife wanted 2 million for a house they bought in 2002 for 649000 or so

tried to sell it for 1.3 then 1.1 mil

sad but how could not see this coming

Submitted by UCGal on August 15, 2009 - 12:17pm.

I saw this episode.
I was relating to them at first - their first contractor abandoned the job. That happened to us... it is a very expensive and demoralizing thing to have happen. But then they were talking... they had no job (neither of them), we're living in a "motel" that looked like a very nice small beachfront cottage. (Not cheap.) They had no money but were insisting on super high end finishes. They were in full denial that this wasn't go to be their house when it was done.

At the end, they're living in a trailer in a friends house... and still in denial. At some point, you get a job, any job.

Submitted by HermosaHO on September 18, 2009 - 9:04am.

Just got around to pulling this show off of my DVR. I also can relate but only to the extent of wanting something you really couldn't afford. I had the money for high-end finishes. But now, I wish I had that money back. Yes, smooth stucco is a waste of money- the stuff cracks and you can't spot-repair it!

There is a certain amount of show-business going on inside this episode. But, it does happen to the best of them.

They aren't proud people- borrowing $200k from friends/family and living in a friend's trailer in his back yard?

Wow, I'd just go get a job at Home Depot but keep in mind they had to complete the house on a tight schedule. No time to be dinking around at a job.

Submitted by HermosaHO on September 18, 2009 - 9:05am.


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