Here’s a great example of how you turn lemons into lemonade.
In 2012, a vintage two-story home in Kalamazoo, Michigan goes on sale for a little over $3000. Most people’s next question would be “What’s wrong with it?” But instead of passing up on the sketchy deal, a woman named Brandi Crawford snatched the 110 year-old property off the market.
But the story didn’t end there.
It wasn’t long before Crawford found out that the offer was too good to be true and that the foreclosed home she had bought for she and her children was contaminated with lead-based paint. Had it not been for a doctors visit where she learned that her kids’ lead levels were extremely high, they may have still been in the house to this day.
Crawford immediately filed a claim against the city of Kalamazoo for neglecting to give her a warning that the house potentially contained the poisonous paint and now they are paying for it! Due to the oversight on their part, the city had to cough up some major stacks and Crawford came out of the whole ordeal $115,000 richer!
Talk about a COME UP!!!