You Could Own This Home! ... for $1.75 on eBay

Chicago community-college student plans to sell condemned Mich. house
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 2, 2008 11:42 AM CDT
The house is in Saginaw, Mich., a city where many homes have been foreclosed upon.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – What can $1.75 buy these days? A home in Saginaw, Mich., apparently. A college student surfing for PlayStations on eBay was the eighth and highest bidder on the condemned house, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Joanne Smith doesn’t plan on making the 300-mile move from Chicago; after paying an additional $850 in taxes and cleanup costs, she says she plans to sell when the market perks up.