Hovels Are So Hot: This Week’s Most Popular House Is a Shack in San Francisco

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There’s a fascinating blend of high and low in this week’s most-clicked homes on realtor.com®.

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First, let’s set aside the glitz, because a dilapidated shack in San Francisco was our most popular “house” of the week.

Why is there so much interest in a likely tear-down? When that shack is selling for over $450 per square foot, it’s indicative of larger market trends (and stereotypes) about the overheated real estate market in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aside from this hovel, there were a few opulent homes at the top of our list this week:

  • After half a decade on the market, the most expensive home in Alabama is going up for auction in October. Interest in the bidding pushed the mansion into our fourth spot.
  • A $46 million price cut hasn’t dampened interest in the country’s most expensive listing, which finished in third.
  • A $3.9 million log cabin (of course!) in the wilds of Pennsylvania offers an enticing 742 acres of land. Rural appeal drove the cabin into second place.

 

Whether you prefer a shack or a mansion, there’s a house for you this week. Count down the most popular ones with us…

10. 18263 Keswick Ct, Parker, CO

Price: $549,950

Why it’s here: It was a model for the Horseshoe Ridge community. It’s big, and the shiny dark wood floors are worth a second look.

Parker, CO

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9. 18297 Kent Rd, Dundee, MI

Price: $274,900

Why it’s here: The price includes 6 acres of land in southern Michigan and a barn. You can watch over your pasture from the beautiful back porch.

Dundee, MI

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8. 8585 Edgar Dr, Orange, TX

Price: $364,900

Why it’s here: Custom built in 1996, this home on almost 4 acres in south Texas is within shouting distance of Louisiana. It’s close to a number of lakes, and it has a spring-fed pond in the backyard.

Orange, TX

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7. 203 E Hazelwood Ave, Waterville, KS

Price: $375,000

Why it’s here: Listing agent Travis Hecht said the home is in an area that was known as “Banker’s Row.” It’s one of just a handful of Victorians in the area, though none retain the “original character” as seen in this home from 1909, Hecht added.

Waterville, KS

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6. 825 Fifth St, Westwego, LA

Price: $65,000

Why it’s here: This week’s bargain pick is only $50 per square foot! It’s being sold as is, but a five-figure price tag makes this brick cottage an enticing bet.

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5. 2686 Barfield Rd, Murfreesboro, TN

Price: $199,900

Why it’s here: After we talked with listing agent Debbie Bailey, we were sold on the potential of this 2-acre property. She said it’s a “unique listing due to the home’s age,” but the home has been updated and “flows nicely.” Bonus: There’s a smokehouse out back.

Murfreesboro, TN

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4. 7 Montagel Way, Birmingham, AL

Price: $9,900,000

Why it’s here: Alabama’s most expensive house is still looking for a buyer after five years on the market. But that may change! The enormous 60,000-square-foot mansion is set to go on the auction block on Oct. 31.

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3. 9505 Lania Ln, Beverly Hills, CA

Price: $149,000,000

Why it’s here: You could buy 14 replicas of Alabama’s most expensive home or you could just purchase the most expensive home in the country.

Beverly Hills, CA

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2. 928 Mendenhall Hill Rd, Benton, PA

Price: $3,700,000

Why it’s here: Listing agent Sharon Angle said most inquiries so far were from people interested in the land underneath this rustic ranch. According to Angle, it’s 741 acres of “endless possibilities” in the middle of the state. If you really want to get away from it all, this log cabin has a pond, barn, dog kennel, horse riding ring, and schoolhouse.

Benton, PA

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1. 16 De Long St, San Francisco, CA

Price: $350,000

Why it’s here: This sad-looking shack is emblematic of housing prices in the City by the Bay. It’s garnered loads of local media attention and is considered a bargain because it’s only $458 per square foot! But buyers, beware: In need of extensive (and obvious) renovation, it might be labeled a historic structure.

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