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(Walter) Mondale's boyhood home is on eBay
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 2/16/07 | John Reinan - Staff Reporter

Posted on 02/16/2007 8:58:22 AM PST by MplsSteve

How much will someone pay for a humble, small-town home that sheltered a future senator, vice president and presidential candidate?

Lorrie Krosch is hoping to find out.

She is selling the boyhood home of Walter Mondale in Elmore, Minn., on eBay. Starting bid: $50,000.

"When I bought it, it was so run-down it could have been knocked down," said Krosch, who bought the house at 208 E. Mondale St. in 2003 for $15,000. She spent more than three years refurbishing it, doing most of the work herself.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: ebay; mondale; realestate
This ought to make for an interesting thread.

If you were looking for a nice home in a rural area of Minnesota, would you be interested?

Yes? No?

Comment or opinions - anyone?

1 posted on 02/16/2007 8:58:25 AM PST by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 02/16/2007 8:59:21 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Man, I would buy that and just turn it into a plush out house.

Oh, the things I would do to desecrate that place on a daily basis is just mind boggling ;)


3 posted on 02/16/2007 9:00:22 AM PST by gjones77
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To: MplsSteve

No thanks. I'm saving up to buy Mike Dukakis' boyhood home! //~sarc


4 posted on 02/16/2007 9:03:40 AM PST by albie
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To: MplsSteve

I guess it's historical, in a macabre kind of way. "Own the home of the biggest electoral loser in history." Some selling point, that.


5 posted on 02/16/2007 9:04:55 AM PST by chimera
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To: MplsSteve

Nope. I'm waiting to buy the clintoonians plush digs and turn it into Vast Right Wing Conspiracy HQ.


6 posted on 02/16/2007 9:07:50 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: gjones77

That would be sweet!
Maybe turn it into a whore house.


7 posted on 02/16/2007 9:09:15 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: MplsSteve

Someone should buy it and turn it into the local headquarters for the Republican Party.


8 posted on 02/16/2007 9:12:13 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Every time a jihadist dies, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: MplsSteve

She should have hired a decorator. It sux.


9 posted on 02/16/2007 9:13:23 AM PST by sheana
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To: MplsSteve

Yes if I liked the house I don't care who owned it before me.


10 posted on 02/16/2007 9:14:01 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: reagan_fanatic

That is awesome!!!


11 posted on 02/16/2007 9:14:53 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: MplsSteve

Why would someone want to harm the potential sales value that way by mentioning that someone like Mondale once lived there?

(I'd rather buy a house where a mass murder took place.)


12 posted on 02/16/2007 9:16:32 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MplsSteve
Looking at the pic of the home, this woman needs some decorating pointers from the "Design on a Dime" team.
13 posted on 02/16/2007 9:20:05 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Remove the Seven Rules of Engagement, NOW!)
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To: MplsSteve
Here is my bid for what I think its worth as it has to fumigated first:
14 posted on 02/16/2007 9:20:54 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: albie
No thanks. I'm saving up to buy Mike Dukakis' boyhood home! //~sarc

Don't know how much you know about Boston area real estate but Brookline,the Tank Commander's home town,is one of the richest towns in the state and it's very,*very* easy to spend $500K on a 700 sq ft,one bedroom,one bath condo there (I know because I recently looked to buy there).

So my guess is that the land upon which his boyhood sits is worth $500K...even if the structure itself is falling down.

15 posted on 02/16/2007 9:24:16 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: reagan_fanatic

better yet, make it HQ for the Taxpayers League of MN.


16 posted on 02/16/2007 9:27:21 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: MplsSteve

ROFL! Mondale lost 49 states to Reagan, he lost MN when he lost to Coleman, and now he's going to lose his house!


17 posted on 02/16/2007 9:29:12 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Good night Chesty, wherever you are!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Number 1.....I despise wallpaper. lol And all that lacy stuff and pink stuff would have to go. Looks like the mauves of 15 or so years ago.
Guess she is stuck in time.


18 posted on 02/16/2007 9:29:30 AM PST by sheana
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To: MplsSteve

19 posted on 02/16/2007 9:32:37 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: MplsSteve

20 posted on 02/16/2007 9:34:29 AM PST by skikvt (Hummina Hummina Hummina....)
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To: MplsSteve

It looks like a cute house. What do houses go for around there?


21 posted on 02/16/2007 9:39:45 AM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: Hildy

In the rural areas, I'm not sure.


22 posted on 02/16/2007 9:42:25 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: reagan_fanatic
Someone should buy it and turn it into the local headquarters for the Republican Party.

.Most of today's 'pubs in DC outta feel right at home.

23 posted on 02/16/2007 9:42:57 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: MplsSteve
A sad day in our nation's history.


24 posted on 02/16/2007 9:45:11 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MplsSteve

0 bids


25 posted on 02/16/2007 9:49:30 AM PST by maggief
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To: MplsSteve

I didn't realize how close he was to being from Iowa...DANGIT!


26 posted on 02/16/2007 9:52:49 AM PST by Minnesoootan
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To: napscoordinator

That house kinda reminds me of the house of grandma and grandpa owned in rural Wisconsin.

Even though I grew up in the suburbs and now live in the city, I spent a lot of summers in that small town in Wisconsin.

I've always thought that if I had the chance, I wouldn't mind returning to live in a small town.


27 posted on 02/16/2007 9:54:04 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Minnesoootan

Same here. I did a Mapquest.com check.

Elmore is as close as you get to Iowa w/o actually stepping foot in that state.


28 posted on 02/16/2007 9:55:15 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

would not live there. I just looked it up on my mapping progam and that is a samll, small, small town in the middle of nowhere.


29 posted on 02/16/2007 9:58:23 AM PST by bilhosty (to hell with ABCNNBCBS)
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To: MplsSteve; rhema
The town and the neighbors might be charming, but I couldn't force myself to live on Mondale Street in any town.
30 posted on 02/16/2007 9:59:13 AM PST by Caleb1411 ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G. K. C)
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To: lilylangtree
I'm waiting to buy the clintoonians plush digs

Be sure to have it fumigated.

31 posted on 02/16/2007 12:26:48 PM PST by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democrat Party". - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: maggief

I'd pay 50,000 for it.


32 posted on 02/16/2007 1:47:08 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: MplsSteve

Very nice. I would buy it. I love old houses. Besides, as insignificant as Walter Mondull is, the house was probably glad when he moved out.


33 posted on 02/16/2007 4:50:42 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: Caleb1411

Same here. If I bought it, I would petition the town council to change the name of the street.


34 posted on 02/16/2007 4:53:49 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: beckysueb; Caleb1411
Same here. If I bought it, I would petition the town council to change the name of the street.

I'd submit the petition, wait to see the new street sign go up, and then bid on the house. I suggest Reagan Court as a suitable replacement for the underwhelming Mondale Street.

35 posted on 02/17/2007 4:38:38 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Excellent!


36 posted on 02/20/2007 3:45:27 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: gjones77

the ghosts would drive you democrat


37 posted on 02/20/2007 3:52:33 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Now THAT would be funny!


38 posted on 02/20/2007 3:53:57 PM PST by RockinRight (When Chuck Norris goes to bed at night, he checks under the bed for Jack Bauer.)
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To: Holicheese

That would be more fitting for Clinton's boyhood home.


39 posted on 02/20/2007 3:54:20 PM PST by RockinRight (When Chuck Norris goes to bed at night, he checks under the bed for Jack Bauer.)
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