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Coolest real estate listing in Auburn won’t sell to highest bidder

Real estate agent Michael DeRosa can’t keep up with all the calls, emails and texts he’s getting about 113 North Street.

“This went viral, and I wasn’t expecting the interest to come from all over the world,” he said.

People who live on just about every continent have reached out in some way – interested in buying the 10 bedroom Victorian mansion built in 1861.

The property is now owned by the City of Auburn, which took it for back taxes. The listing price is $50,000.00, which is a steal, but there is a catch.

“We want the right person. Someone who has a love of history, someone with a good plan to restore this home,” said Auburn Mayor Michael Quill.

The mansion was built during the early days of the American Civil War, for Auburn banker and philanthropist James Sheldon Seymour when he was 70 years old. He is the founder of the Auburn Hospital and the city’s library.

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