Bargain hunter alert! There’s a great Ohio home on the market with a opening bid of just $1. Not surprisingly, the single-buck sensation is this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®.
Built in 1973 and sitting on 5 acres that back up to Glacier Ridge Park, the four-bedroom home is being sold as-is, and includes hardwood floors throughout and a full basement. While it will probably wind up selling for more than the change in your pants pocket, it’s always fun to dream about buying a home for less than the price of a cheeseburger.
For buyers with a few more zeroes in their budget, there are several high-end homes among our most popular places. You clicked all over an opulent beachfront mansion on Maui, a historic Beverly Hills abode being flipped by emerging Southern California real estate baron Adam Levine, and a Japanese-inspired luxury home outside Chicago that’s a work of art all its own.
For family fun in the sun, there’s a historic bungalow just five blocks from Smyrna Beach in Florida and an adorable A-frame cottage in Virginia—with its own jet-ski lift!
We can’t promise you’ll walk away as the winning bidder in Ohio, but we can promise you’ll be thrilled with all of this week’s most popular properties. Simply scroll on down…
Why it’s here: Built in 2000, this eight-bedroom beachfront estate was designed by the famous Hawaiian architect Jeffrey Long. Featuring over 11,000 square feet of living space, the spread includes caretaker’s quarters, an oceanfront pool, yoga pavilion, and exercise room.
Why it’s here: This brand-new, contemporary five-bedroom home outside Los Angeles is filled with designer touches, such as beamed ceilings in the master suite, custom woodwork and brick, and smart home features. Outdoors, the spacious backyard has a barbecue, cabana with bath, pool, and spa.
Valley Glen, CA
Why it’s here: Built in 1983, this modern ranch home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and more than 4,200 square feet. Angular and unusual, the house has new paint, flooring, and windows. It sits on a huge 24-acre wooded lot with koi fish ponds and plenty of room to explore.
Why it’s here: It’s not haunted—it only looks that way! Built in 1900 for Bonlee co-founder Isaac Dunlap, the home still has nearly every piece of its original finishes. The four-bedroom home sits on 9 acres with a large pond and outbuildings and is waiting for an intrepid buyer to give it some much-needed love.
Why it’s here: This historic three-bedroom beach house was built in 1915. It presents an intriguing income opportunity, thanks to the attached in-law suite with its own private entrance. Located on nearly half an acre in the Smyrna Beach Historic District, the home still has its original hardwood floors.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Why it’s here: This is the most recent real estate project of rocker Adam Levine and his wife, the model Behati Prinsloo, who have become mansion flippers. Over the past year, Levine, with the help of world-class designers, rehabbed this historic mansion into a modern, Hollywood-cool retreat, and now it’s time to sell—at a tasty profit, of course.
Beverly Hills, CA
Why it’s here: This two-bedroom, A-frame cottage was built in 1973, and was recently totally remodeled, with hardwood floors and a new spiral staircase to the loft bedroom. It sits on three-quarters of an acre and has a deck, outdoor fireplace, and a stone building for storage.
Why it’s here: Although it looks classic, this custom Colonial with cheery blue shutters was built in 1988. The charming four-bedroom home has undergone several recent updates. It sits on just under a full acre, with a waterfall and gardens, which can be enjoyed from the home’s enclosed porch.
Why it’s here: Dubbed the “Woodgate Estate,” this Japanese-inspired suburban Chicago retreat was built in 1996. It’s stuffed with high-drama features like an indoor pool, kitchen with garden atrium, wine room, conference and studio space, and home spa. The 17,000-square-foot home sits on 26 acres, which include a mile-long manicured walking path, ponds, a meditation deck, tennis court, and gazebo, in addition to Japanese gardens designed by world-renowned master gardener Hoichi Kurisu.
Saint Charles, IL
Price: $1 opening bid
Why it’s here: Because anyone with a buck and a dream can consider moving to Ohio. Heading to auction on May 9, this four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,230-square-foot home was built in 1973. Being sold as-is, the property includes a full basement, geothermal heat, a large garage, and more.
But don’t just arrive on site with a single dollar and a smile. The auction winner will owe a $10,000 non-refundable deposit and will be required to sign the real estate papers on the day of the auction. Serious bidders only!
Plain City, OH
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