Extreme Home Makeover, Madison, Georgia



Anaiah saved her sister's life

Anaiah Rucker and Ty Pennington

The Extreme Home Makeover reality show is building a new home in Madison, Georgia for a local heroine, Anaiah Rucker.  Anaiah is a fifth grader who pushed her sister out of the path of a truck, only to be hit by the truck herself.  Subsequently, she was severely injured and lost a leg.  The project to build Anaiah and her family a new home started on Sunday, July 10, and will be completed this week.  I have just returned from a volunteer stint at the site giving out snacks and beverages to volunteer workers this afternoon.  The Workers Holding Tent in which I worked is sponsored by the Lake Country Board of  Realtors and the Lake Oconee Builders Association.  The sports drinks and water were vital to the workers who braved the 100 degree heat index.  Following are my photos that document the progress on the house as of yesterday,

Volunteers wait here for assignment

Volunteers Holding Tent

Many cases of drinks were available

 Sports Drinks Save the Day

Rucker home in Madsion, Georgia

Front of Home

Site of Makeover

Rear of Home

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About Look@LakeOconee

Suzie and Jim Hudson, A Unique Team Suzie and Jim Hudson have long been known in the Lake Oconee Area as trustworthy people who like to give back to the community; Jim as a previous banker, and Suzie as a teacher. Jim's past experience as president of a local bank makes him well suited to negotiating and preparing contracts for home buying and selling. After residing in Atlanta for 20 years, the Hudsons moved their family to the Lake Oconee area in 1990. Having grown up in the local town of Eatonton, Jim has an insightful knowledge of the past and present development of the area. He has served on the Greene County Development Authority for many years, making sure that the local area is developed to its full potential. Real Estate Specialty Designations Jim earned the realtor designation of SFR: Short Sales. Foreclosure Resource which makes him well suited to navigate the current economic environment. On entering the Real Estate field, Suzie followed her eye for design to become certified by Property Staging Consultants in the new field of home staging. Present Status Jim and Suzie first settled in to a historic home in Greensboro and enjoyed the small town life. Jim and Suzie now live in a gated community and enjoy the pasttime of golf. Jim has created guidelines evaluating the various features of all the local golf courses from his personal experience playing them to help the prospective buyer choose the golf experience that best fits his/her game. Full Service, Internet REALTORS Jim and Suzie Hudson were among the first local realtors to use the power of the Internet with LakeOconee.com Realty to reach home buyers across the nation. They continue to be at the forefront of Internet real estate sales. Their new blog is Look@LakeOconee, which focuses on real estate, staging, and the Lake Oconee lifestyle. The Hudsons joined the RE/MAX company in 2011 and now have a world-wide reach for new buyers and sellers. Relationship with customers does not end at closing. Jim and Suzie have made customer service a cornerstone of their real estate business, often fielding and monitoring home repairs for absent home owners who have purchased second homes at Lake Oconee, or who are selling a home here. Staging to sell is complimentary for homes that they list, and they advise sellers to complete deferred home repairs before placing their home on the market.

Posted on July 13, 2011, in Lake Oconee Lifestyle and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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