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“Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned”*…

 

A Tumblr devoted to “inexplicably bad property photographs”…

Oh so many more at Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs.

* Donald Trump

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As we ponder the purport of property, we might recall that it was on this date in 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln signed the (first) Homestead Act into law.  The legislation allowed qualified applicants to claim freehold title to up to 160 acres (1/4 section, 65 hectares) of undeveloped federal land outside the original 13 colonies.   The offer was open to anyone who had never taken up arms against the U.S. government (including freed slaves and women) and was 21 years or older (or the head of a family)… anyone except the Native Americans who were cleared from the land to make way.

Homesteaders headed out to stake their claims

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Written by LW

May 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

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