Shock waves rippled across Santa Monica this weekend as word spread that Our Favorite Fixer Upper -- the long-neglected home just North of 7th and Montana -- is, in reality, a secret hotbed of illicit activity. The problem began several years ago when an investor reportedly paid $1.7 million for a home that was just crying for the wrecking ball. However, before she could "flip" the property, a SWAT team from the local police department allegedly swooped-in and used the house for target practice under the mistaken impression that it was scheduled for demolition. Since then, the home -- now unoccupied and riddled with bullet holes -- has suffered one indignity after another. Last year, local sources report that a homeless man moved in, used the floorboards as firewood and transformed one of the rooms into a toilet. More recently, an enterprising student is said to have gained access to the house, cleaned things up a bit, and turned it into a temporary "Loveshack," renting out rooms by the hour on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Today, things are relatively quiet at Our Favorite Fixer Upper, but I can't help thinking that the property has become a monument to Real Estate Misfortune and a sore spot in the neighborhood ...!