These places will pay you to live there — but there’s a catch ….

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Share this Post In 2017, each Alaskan received $1,100 from the fund, Alaska Public Media reported. Harmony is hoping to spur new construction and economic growth by offering cash rebates to people who build new homes in the area. Local amenities include medical care, broadband internet, a downtown area and a golf course. Lincoln is giving away free home sites …

Homes that have lost the fight against nature…

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Share this Post They have been stranded by the rising levels of the lakes, which have increased for 20 consecutive years due to annual deluges of rain. The house is situated in Kolmanskop, a mining town that flourished in the early 20th century but was ultimately abandoned in 1954 and consumed by sand dunes. Following a run of violent El …

Homeowner’s Association Enacts Insane Policy Forcing Residents to Keep Garage Doors Open…

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Share this Post Fox 40 reports that the residents of Auburn Greens in Placer County, California were shocked to find notices taped to their doors informing them that their garage doors must be kept open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, effective immediately. The punishment for violating the rule is a $200 fine and an administrative hearing. …

Multimillion-dollar condos in tilting skyscraper called nearly worthless…

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Share this Post The multimillion-dollar condos sinking in San Francisco Bad news keeps piling up at the “leaning tower” of San Francisco. Millennium Tower is a luxury residential high-rise that has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008. Though an inspection by the city showed it’s safe to occupy, the building’s wealthy residents take …

SEATTLE makes the list of 11 iconic buildings in America we can’t believe were torn down…

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Share this Post Union Station, Atlanta Built in 1871 to replace an old station which had burned down in 1864, Union Station served as a main connection hub for trains traveling to and from Atlanta, Georgia until it was replaced in 1930 by another station by the same name a few blocks away. Savoy Plaza Hotel, New York City The …

This 150-year-old colonial mansion houses one of the world’s fanciest McDonald’s restaurants

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Share this Post But this Mickey D’s location in Freeport, Maine looks pretty classy, considering it was built inside a 150-year-old mansion. It’s actually the only McDonald’s in the town. The building was converted into Freeport’s only McDonald’s in 1984. The town of Freeport has strict building design codes, and McDonald’s wanted to build a location in a residential zone. …

Top 20 U.S. Cities for Parks…Seattle ties at #12…

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Share this Post The Trust for Public Land has ranked Minneapolis No. 1 for its parks since 2013 (supplanting San Francisco), in part owing to the development of parks and public spaces in its historical mill and warehouse area along the banks of the Mississippi River in the past two decades. Many of the lakes that dot the city are …

Small homes selling for big bucks…

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Share this Post This studio in ultra-affluent Knightsbridge boasts a staggering asking price of $2.1 million – yes, you did read that correctly. Stylishly decked-out, the petite pied-à-terre has a kitchenette, little bathroom and separate sleeping area with just enough space for a double bed. The property is on the market with Beauchamp Estates. This charming little beach house in …

Multimillion-dollar mansions, once snapped up by wealthy Chinese buyers, are now sitting empty …

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Share this Post LOS ANGELES — The mansion on Fallen Leaf Road in a secluded section of the Los Angeles-area city of Arcadia has all the trappings a wealthy buyer from China could want: a crystal chandelier in the entryway, marble floors, a home theater outfitted with a dozen reclining leather chairs and, naturally, a fortuitous eight bedrooms and eight …