Last month, news broke that a Detroit woman named LaWanda Flake had taken to Craigslist in order to try and trade one of her homes—which she bought in a tax-foreclosure sale for $3,500—for a car so she could get her kids to school on time. Well, the Detroit News finds out that said house, a four-bedroom brick Tudor valued at $96K, was once home to Diana Ross and The Supremes. Flake has just traded it in for a 2006 Chevy Uplander worth between $5,000 and $8,5000 with 85,000 miles on it; it wasn't "the most lucrative deal she was offered" but "[the owners] needed the house more than anyone I spoke with. They kept telling me it was a blessing to them. I really feel like I made a good decision." Meanwhile, the new homeowners are surely singing You've Made Me So Very Happy to Flake.
· Detroit mother of 6 trades house for minivan [Detroit News via Yahoo]