Home Demolished by Accident

Updated Jan. 7: Andre Hall came back from the holidays to continue repairing a 4-bedroom, 1-bath home he had acquired from a friend facing foreclosure in the West End area of Pittsburgh in November only to find that a city contractor had demolished the 1916-built house that had been vacant for five years.

"When I came back I saw a guy with a backhoe tearing the house down," Hall told AOL Real Estate.

City records show Hall had six months from the November acquisition date to make repairs on the once-condemned Sheraden neighborhood home that had previously sustained water damage, reported the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.