In small-town Oregon, one family discovered this summer that their newly purchased home was not only a bit shabby—it was also toxic.
For a while there, Jonathan Hankins and his family must have thought they’d gotten a pretty good deal. For $36,000, the 32-year-old purchased a previously foreclosed home in the small town of Klamath Falls, Ore., from the government sponsored lender Freddie Mac.
Soon, however, they’d realize just what the true cost of the house was.
”We said, ‘It needs a little but of love, but it’s got good bones,’” Hankins said, according to Yahoo News. “We just had no idea that those bones were poisonous.”
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