ORLANDO, Fla. - The Seminole County ministry owner who nearly lost her massive house donated by ABC's
"Extreme Makeover : Home Edition," might have just caught a break.
Sadie Holmes couldn't pay the second mortgage she took out on the home, and she was poised to lose it to foreclosure.
But Channel 9's Bianca Castro learned problems with the second mortgage may end up saving Holmes' home.
WFTV was there as Holmes turned in a court motion that could give her one more chance at staying in the dream home.
Holmes, who won the house in 2006, operates a food pantry and ministry out of it, but things went south when she took out a loan against the house.
"Yes, it has been a lot of issues," she said. "Just the work that I do and the people I help, it's more overcoming than the bad."
The original loan was for $50,000, but that loan was sold four times to various lenders. Holmes now owes more than $200,000.
Christoper Vigliotti got wind of Holmes' case
and now has his company, Realty Law Resources, helping fight her foreclosure.
The company has looked through Holmes' mortgage papers and found the lenders may have broken the rules during the sale transactions of the loan.
Monday's motion buys the company four more months to investigate further.
"The banks around the country have been committing lots and lots of fraud," said Vigliotti. "They're taking peoples' homes without the legal right to do so."
If the team is right, Holmes wouldn't have to pay back a dime. In fact, her legal team thinks she could get $700,000.
A hearing in the case will be scheduled sometime in the next four months.
Holmes said if times get tough again, she'll apply for grant funding.