We’re used to unique homes topping our weekly look at the most-clicked properties on realtor.com®. But an entire town? And a particularly spooky town? It’s a new twist!
The Connecticut town of Johnsonville is for sale. It includes all of the buildings on its 62 acres: the old schoolhouse, the church, the general store, everything. And this isn’t the first time this town has scared up interest—the ghost town has haunted the market in the past.
In 2014, it went up for auction, but the winning bidder couldn’t close the deal. In 2015, it bounced back on the market for $2.4 million, but a buyer didn’t materialize. It’s now back up for sale, for $1.9 million.
Aside from apparitions, you also were interested in the bonkers cat-themed house in Arizona, a Pennsylvania mansion featuring an indoor pool without parallel, and an Omaha opportunity that vanished from the market in the blink of an eye.
To paraphrase the great philosophers of Aerosmith, we don’t want you to miss a thing! For the full list of this week’s most popular properties, scroll on down.
10. 502 Spring Hill Dr, New Albany, IN
Price: Up for auction
Why it’s here: This storybook home will sell! How do we know? Well, this quaint cottage will hit the auction block later this month. Built in the ’20s, the home exudes oodles of vintage charm. Will it be enough for a buyer to make a winning bid on the four-bedroom home? Stay tuned!
9. 5829 Hickory Rd, Indianapolis, IN
Why it’s here: This 6-acre spread offers a wealth of opportunities for an enterprising buyer. The main building is a fully restored farmhouse. There’s also a log cabin, pond with fishing shack, and barn.
8. 2713 Mary St, Omaha, NE
Why it’s here: Listing agent Anna Lemieux with Re/Max Results says this charming home in North Omaha was a smash from the moment it hit the market. After a recent renovation, the home’s hardwood floors shine and its vintage charms are easy to spot. So easy, in fact, the home is already in pending sale status. Lemieux says the home hit the market a little over a week ago and they had a buyer in place on Day 1.
7. 2607 Swiss St, West Monroe, LA
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom, ranch-style home looks like a perfect place for an expanding family. We love the tree swing out front, the huge lot, and the hardwood floors.
6. 1567 Tri County Highway, Sterling Township, OH
Why it’s here: Just outside Cincinnati, this grand mansion sits on a 90-acre farm. The turret out front presents a castle vibe, but the interior of the five-bedroom estate is pure elegance. And if you’re into ponies, the property comes with a huge horse barn.
5. 429 S Bois D Arc Ave, Tyler, TX
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom home in East Texas is our bargain pick. At nearly 2,300 square feet, the home comes out to only $76 per square foot!
4. 669 County Road, Concho, AZ
Why it’s here: It’s the cat house! This desert abode with cat decor had the web abuzz. When we spoke with the listing agent, she said the owner was simply a cat lover. And despite the elaborate catwalks, cat beds, and cat bathrooms, the owner kept only two cats. As the listing states, if you don’t appreciate the decor featuring felines everywhere, “bring your sandblaster.”
3. 40 E Tomlin Station Rd, Mickleton, NJ
Why it’s here: Built just last year, this custom five-bedroom home in South Jersey sits on 2 acres of land. Highlights include a tin ceiling in the living room, a media room in the basement, and a huge porch to enjoy on warm summer nights.
2. 479 Imperial Dr, Mohnton, PA
Why it’s here: There’s a lot to take in in this six-bedroom mansion. We’ll focus on a couple of our favorite elements. First, the indoor pool and spa area is … bananas. The three-story room has tropical murals on the walls, palm trees everywhere, waterfalls, a saltwater pool, and a built-in sound system. We also love the home gym, not so much for the equipment within but for the mantra painted on the wall: “Cheese fries … fat thighs … exercise!!” Preach.
1. Johnsonville, East Haddam, CT
Why it’s here: It’s a chance to buy an entire town. Though, the town is devoid of people.
This long-forgotten locale went up for auction in 2014, but has yet to attract a buyer. The 62-acre spread comes with a number of buildings, including a former bank, general store, school, church, and restaurant.
For a buyer who wants to be boss, this opportunity to buy and restore an entire village is a chance too big to bypass.
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