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Detroit mayor: HGTV's Curtis was 'scammed' in house deal

Detroit Landscape
Posted at 12:35 PM, Mar 23, 2021

DETROIT (AP) — The mayor of Detroit says the star of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict Rescue” apparently was “scammed” when she bought a blighted Detroit home from someone who wasn’t the owner.

The Detroit Land Bank Authority holds the title to a house acquired in 2017 by Nicole Curtis. Curtis says she has spent $60,000 so far on repairs and other costs.

The land bank has put the house on the market for $40,000. Curtis filed a lawsuit last week seeking to keep the property or be reimbursed.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the land bank simply can't turn the property over without getting something in return.