"The house sat boarded up for two years," DeFelice said. "There was a fire. There were squatters in there. The place was ransacked. It was disgusting.
"My mom lives nearby," he said. "I work a block away. I live in the neighborhood. Every day, I drive down the 3400 block of Ryan Avenue to work. So for me, this was a no-brainer."
DeFelice spent two years turning the neighborhood nightmare into the sunny, three-bedroom dream home - complete with new house smell - that went on the market in July for $150,000 and just sold.
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