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APR 17, 2013 - AOL

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Kalamazoo Homeowner Wins $115,000 After Lead-Paint Scare

Filed under: News, Buying, Home Improvement A family in Kalamazoo, Mich., that bought a home from that city for only $3,200 -- ended up getting $115,000 in return when the fixer-upper turned out to be potentially toxic. The 1,800-square-foot home (pictured above) was a tax foreclosure that the city of Kalamazoo sold to Brandi Crawford Johnson, her husband, Adrian Johnson, and their 8-year-old son. But city officials didn't warn them of the hazard that the home posed before the family bought it: The house was found by a contractor to be caked in layers of lead-based paint, the Michigan news ... Read More

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