Have you ever wanted to somehow purchase the childhood home of one of your favorite celebrities? Clearly they are out there so it can't be that hard. Sure you might have to deal with high prices, but what if that wasn't an issue? According to a new report, Marshall Mathers (rapper Eminem) has listed his Detroit home from his childhood on the market and bidding for the rapper's house starts at $1!
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The aforementioned house is was the subject of Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP cover and is also on the cover of his soon-to-be-released Marshall Mathers LP 2. Unfortunately, the draw of being the rapper's home might not be enough of a draw for the sale of the house. That said, bidding for the home is reportedly starting at a $1 minimum.
The Detroit Free Press reports:
Michigan Land Bank Executive Director Kim Homan said the home is one of 4,000 addresses the Land Bank received last year from the Wayne County Treasurer's Office after the addresses failed to sell for a minimum bid of $500 at auction. The website Zillow.com lists the 767-square-foot bungalow's worth at $32,675.
"In a case like this, if the property is blighted, or the whole neighborhood is blighted, it would be unusual to get a buyer," Homan said. "Nobody knew it was Eminem's home, either. But with the neighborhood being rough ..."
"It's sad to see things like this, especially when you made it successful," [Detroit property owner Rhonda Brown] said. "My little coins, I put together and try to give back. Why (can't) millionaires ... do that? One or two of us is not going to work. We need a load full of people who still have passion, still have love for Detroit."
We all know that Detroit isn't doing too well, so it's pretty sad that the auction of this multi-platinum record artist's home isn't garnering much attention, let alone bids or interest.