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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** There is nothing on this blog that is intended to solicit business from anyone already under contract with another Realtor

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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
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Good grief, I can hardly handle my own little house.  Who would clean the town?  I don't know nothing about street sweeping. Miss Scarlet.

Aug 06, 2012 12:18 PM #1
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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Liz - you are a real hoot!  Thanks for making me laugh out loud just now!!

Aug 06, 2012 12:27 PM #2
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale, AZ
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Susan, I love this post - what fun - owning your own town!!!  Love Liz's comment - she's hilarious.  

Aug 06, 2012 01:08 PM #3
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Kerrie La Guardia
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Yes I would like to own my own town...my office would have a bright purple and pink door and always be open to listen to the residents.  

Aug 06, 2012 01:15 PM #4
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Juli - there are days when I would like to be Mayor McCheese of my own town!

 

Aug 06, 2012 03:28 PM #5
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Susan Emo
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Kerrie - you'd be easy to find!!

Aug 06, 2012 03:29 PM #6
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Harry F. D'Elia
Precision Real Estate Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
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That would be kind of fun to own a town with my last name. Where do I sign up?

Aug 06, 2012 04:04 PM #7
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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Hi Harry -  there seems to be auctions everywhere these days!  Would then be known as a D'Elianite?

Aug 06, 2012 04:21 PM #8
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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Susan, at first I said Yes! I want my own town. But the more I think about it, I'd have to do a LOT more work to keep it running.

Aug 06, 2012 04:34 PM #9
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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Eric - it could be your very own "make work" project!  Delegate Baby, delegate!

Aug 06, 2012 04:43 PM #10
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Susan, a Small town is so charming! In Italy where my husband is from, everyone knows everyone! Even as many of them have moved to the states they often bump into each other at wedding and reminisce about their small home town.

Aug 06, 2012 06:31 PM #11
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Susan Emo
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Ellen - small towns are different and there are never any secrets!!    I think it is fun to hear about your husband's village friends bumping into each other in New York -  the world is getting smaller, not just our towns and villages :0)

Aug 06, 2012 07:05 PM #12
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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Susan. There is something so appealing about small towns. I think a town will a few thousand is just about right, like Gananoque. Of course I was stopped for 45 minutes there a couple of weeks ago trying to get across the border so I didn't see the best of the town but.....
Aug 07, 2012 04:01 AM #13
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

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.

Aug 07, 2012 06:32 AM #14
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Tammy Lankford
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No, but I'd love to own a small country with my own Army.

 

Aug 08, 2012 09:36 AM #15
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
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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.

Aug 09, 2012 01:03 PM #16
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Pamela Smith
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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

Aug 15, 2012 09:25 AM #17
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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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.

Aug 15, 2012 09:35 AM #18
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