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Former NFLer Donates 173rd Home: This Is 'Therapy'

Warrick Dunn's mom was killed when he was 18; his mission has been to help single parents

(Newser) - After struggling through some recent hard times that led her to move back in with her mother, LaToya Reed and her 18-year-old son, AnTrez, received a most welcome gift on Tuesday: a fully furnished two-bedroom home in St. Petersburg, Fla. The house offering was thanks to a partnership between Habitat... More »

Dream Home Turned Nightmare Finally Sells, at a $400K Loss

Derek and Maria Broaddus never even moved into house stalked by creepy 'Watcher'

(Newser) - It's taken five years and more than one failed sale attempt, but the owners of a New Jersey home stalked by an anonymous letter-writer called "the Watcher" have finally handed off the house to someone else—without ever having moved in themselves. NJ.com and Bloomberg report that... More »

On Saturday, This Was a House

Indiana blast kills 1, leaves 2 injured

(Newser) - An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others, and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities say. Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying onto roofs, lawns, and cars, officials hadn't said what they believe... More »

Old Owner Gives Up Salem Witch-Trial House

John Proctor once lived in house built in 1638

(Newser) - A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween, the AP reports. The nearly 4,000-square-foot home built in 1638 was once the home of John Proctor, who was convicted of witchcraft and hanged in... More »

Megan Fox Thought She Was Buying 'Paradise.' She Got 'Hell'

Actress files $5M lawsuit regarding 'nightmarish' Malibu home she purchased in 2016

(Newser) - You think you're scooping up a "paradise in bucolic Malibu," but instead you end up with a "nightmarish living hell"—happens to the best of us! Actually, that doesn't usually happen to most of us, but per a $5 million lawsuit filed by Megan... More »

Mystery Solved After Man Finds Random House in His Field

It was left by a mover after permit difficulties

(Newser) - "If you know someone who has lost a house, let me know," a Canadian man wrote on Facebook this week after stumbling upon a complete house in the middle of his property. His plea worked. Patrick Maze tells the CBC he was driving past a section of his... More »

How to Live in Two Countries at the Same Time? Buy This

It'll cost you $109,000

(Newser) - There was a time when living on the US-Canada border wasn't such a big deal. When Brian DuMoulin, who grew up in a home that was built right on the line in 1782, inherited it, he and wife Joan, who are both dual citizens, didn't think much of... More »

Famed Quintuplets Fight One Last Disappointment

Two surviving Dionne sisters are fighting for their childhood home

(Newser) - When five identical baby girls were born 83 years ago in Canada, it was a global event; the one-in-a-billion birth, not to mention first known survival past birth, drew tourists from near and far to the tiny town of North Bay, Ontario. And the provincial government, declaring the parents unfit... More »

Woman From China Said to Be Mystery Buyer of Trump Childhood Home

Trump Birth House LLC spent $2.14M for the Jamaica Estates abode

(Newser) - Someone has agreed to hand over $2.14 million for President Trump's childhood home in Queens—and an unnamed neighbor tells the New York Times she's witnessed suited-up people pulling up to the Jamaica Estates home in black luxury SUVs and speaking Chinese since the secretive deal went... More »

After Falling Ill, Family Learns New House Was a Meth Lab

Experts say the contamination should be treated similarly to lead, asbestos

(Newser) - There's a reason people cleaning up former meth labs only enter in head-to-toe protection: the environments are extremely toxic, and drug residues can linger on porous and non-porous surfaces alike for months and even years. That's according to a case study published in a Centers for Disease Control... More »

Hitler House Not Being Torn Down After All

Home in Braunau am Inn, Austria, will be used by charity for the disabled

(Newser) - Austrian government officials have decided to transform the home where Adolf Hitler was born into a base for a charity, not tear down the property as some had demanded. Thursday's decision comes a day after lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an Interior Ministry bill to dispossess the owner, who had refused... More »

Artist Dismantles Rosa Parks' Old Home, Takes It Overseas

Ryan Mendoza on holding Detroit structure 'hostage' in Berlin: 'America ... it's going to cost you'

(Newser) - What do you do if the blighted home your famous aunt once lived in is on the demolition list and you can't raise the funds to preserve it? In the case of Rosa Parks' former house in Detroit, her niece donated it to artist Ryan Mendoza, who took it... More »

Family in Fear After Home Hit 9 Times by Cars

The Nobles have lived in the house since 1971 and say people seem to be driving faster now

(Newser) - For one Canadian family, enough is enough. The house they've lived in since 1971 has been hit by a car at least nine times—six since the early '90s, though retiree Maureen Noble tells CTV News , "You kind of lose track after awhile." They live close... More »

Town Hopes to Preserve WWI Soldier's Bedroom

Mayor of Belabre, France, hopes buyer will come along

(Newser) - A French town wants to preserve a bedroom that has remained nearly untouched for almost 100 years. Why not update the decor a little? Because WWI dragoons officer Hubert Rochereau left the room that way when he went to war, making it a time capsule of a man who died... More »

Detroit Homeowner: I'll Trade House for a Smartphone

But real estate agent says it's 'not worth much'

(Newser) - Want to buy a fixer-upper in Detroit? Probably not, but if you change your mind there's a three-bedroom available in east Detroit for an iPhone 6, ABC News reports. Real estate broker Larry Else admits there are problems, like no front door, broken windows, and $6,000 in back... More »

Soccer Fan Offers Family for Sale Online

French ad says plan is to keep goaltender Guillermo Ochoa

(Newser) - A die-hard French soccer fan is willing to give up house and home for the goalkeeper of his dreams, the Daily News reports. A fan's ad on Le Bon Coin—sort of the French eBay—offers to sell his house and family in order to keep Guillermo Ochoa playing... More »

'Highway House' Owner Finally Caves

Chinese farmer Luo Baogen lets officials demolish his home

(Newser) - A symbol of resistance in China has finally bit the dust. An elderly couple had refused to give up their house even though a highway was built around it—and the quirky image became an Internet sensation, the Guardian reports. But duck farmer Luo Baogen, 67, and his wife eventually... More »

Lizzie Borden's House Up for Sale

She moved there after the axe murders

(Newser) - The house where Lizzie Borden spent her life after her sensational trial is up for sale. Located in Fall River, Massachusetts, the Queen Anne Victorian dubbed Maplecroft is on the market for $650,000, reports the local Herald News . Lizzie lived in another house in the same town in 1892... More »

Artists, Hipsters Go Without Winter Heat

For some holdouts, 50° is toasty

(Newser) - Living with the heat off—if they even have heat—is a way of life for some Northerners who get through the winter on a combination of ingenuity and insulation. Their motives are often curious. Take the New York artist who appreciates the acoustics of his loft so much he... More »

Police Find 4 More Bodies at Rapist's Home

Anthony Sowell has been charged with 5 counts of murder so far

(Newser) - Police found four more bodies today at the home of a convicted rapist in Cleveland, bringing the total to 10. Authorities also charged Anthony Sowell with five counts of aggravated murder, sources tell the Plain Dealer . Crews will spend the night digging up Sowell's yard in search of more victims.... More »

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