A New Day On Gosnold, Part 2

Last night, we listed the house so it’s officially for sale. I tried the FSBO route for about 12 minutes, and then my old Realtor training kicked in, and I remembered how much it cost to advertise, and I remembered that the whole process of buying and selling a...

A New Day on Gosnold Avenue

For personal reasons, we’ve decided to sell our beautiful pink house in Norfolk and move on. We’ve invested more than $45,000 doing a faithful restoration of this grand old manse. As an architectural historian, I’ve gone to great pains to make...

Carlinville and Schoper, Illinois

Update! This article was updated in 2013. To read the latest, click here! I love ghost towns. All ghost towns have a fascinating history, and this one in Schoper, Illinois is no different. It’s the real deal – a boom town that went bust and literally...