Today I wrote an interesting story about an estate here in Florida that was once owned by Osama bin Laden’s brother, Khalil. The mansion kind of embodies everything bad that’s happened in the United States over the past 10 years: terrorism, the housing crisis, the Great Recession.
“The home was eventually foreclosed on, said Autumn Norris-Makin, the Florida real estate agent who has been trying to sell the property for over a year. It was recently named by Forbes as one of the “creepiest abandoned mansions” in the U.S.
Norris-Makin said she’s had a lot of interest despite the asking price. One person was thinking about turning the property into a bed and breakfast.
“It’s an amazing property,” she said Wednesday. “But not a lot of people have that kind of money right now. It would sell in a second if everyone knew the economy would turn around.”
Read the full story here.