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Bargain House Anyone?

Speaking of buying houses…there definitely are bargains out there. Did you see where Joanne Smith bought a house for $1.75? Yep, you read correctly, $1.75. Saw it on Ebay, bid, and won.

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Bargain House Anyone?”

$1.75 will probably be the cheapest cost with this property. I would be concerned with the hidden costs (taxes, liens, other fees/charges). This poor woman may wish she’d never hit the “bid” button before it’s over. This is one ?bargain? I would had passed over. But if it works out for her, what a blessing.


HELEN, with great joy and amusement I remember that escapade. If we had known about this one, we surely could have put together a deal. Too bad we missed it. 😦

JANA, I’m sure things are different in Michigan (or wherever the house was–I forget) than they are in southern California, where the house would be considered a “tear-down,” and the value would be in the lot.

$1.75. Amazing.


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