WOULD YOU WANT TO OWN YOUR OWN TOWN?

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage
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I remember the first time I ever heard of someone buying a town for themselves.  It was back in 1989 and it was the actress Kim Basinger who bought the town of Braselton, Georgia after she divorced Alec Baldwin.

I thought that was pretty cool back then (even though it didn't really turn out well for her)

In current times it seems there are many towns privately owned and many more are now available for sale.

From bankrupt towns, abandoned towns, towns like Buford, Wyoming population: One,  to different towns around the world

it seems everything is for sale these days!

And today, you can own a piece of history:  Custer's Last Stand - The entire historic town of Garryowen, Montana, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on August 15.

What would you do with a town of your own?

I live in a tiny town of 5200 that seems HUGE in comparison to the above towns but it is a great place to call "Home"!  If you would like a small town experience, come to Gananoque.  Or even a small city, I can help you find the perfect place in Kingston or Brockville  . . .

Give me, Susan Emo a call if you like the idea of living in a place with history.  Not Garyowen's history, but history none the less!

 

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If you're thinking about selling, I'd love to meet with you and provide a Market Analysis and go over my Marketing Plan - it is the little things that make the difference.**

 Susan Emo
Sales Representative,
Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario

www.SusanEmoSellsHomes.com

 Serving the Kingston, Gananoque and the 1000 Islands Region
- come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!

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Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Trenton Real Estate
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

I wouldn't be so much into owning a town Susan, I'm holding out for my own tropical island, complete with a lagoon and palm trees.

August 07, 2012 06:32 AM
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Tammy Lankford
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Lane Realty

No, but I'd love to own a small country with my own Army.

 

August 08, 2012 09:36 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548

Now Susan, after reading the comments back and forth I must say that I agree with Malcolm.  I want my own private island in the Caribbean. Know any for sale?  A few years ago there was one on Findley Lake in western New York.

I grew up in small town and now live in country and love it, but I still enjoy being a tourist in NYC or San Francisco. Next Montreal.

August 09, 2012 01:03 PM
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Pamela Smith
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand
Long Realty West Valley

Susan,

If we are going to dream . . . all taxes would be paid with chocolate and every holiday you would lose 5 lbs!

 

p.s.  I just received a charming note from you mother

August 15, 2012 09:25 AM
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Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Hi Valerie -  we did have some traffic 'issues' awhile back due to some major accidents on the 401 and all traffic being re-routed thru our tiny little town.  Sorry you were caught up in it!

Malcolm -  I know of about 1000 Islands for you :0)

Tammy - you'd make an amazing commanding officer of your army!

Mary -  as I said to Malcolm, why go tropical when I have 1000 islands for you on our doorstep?  I too LOVE Montreal!!

Pamela - you are too funny!   Thank you again for your correspondence with my Mother.

August 15, 2012 09:35 AM
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Susan Emo

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