You can purchase this ghost town in Texas listed for only $100,000 but there is a catch

Anita Durairaj
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The New York Post reports that a Texas ghost town is up for sale. The lucky buyer gets to own the entire town that has a listing price of $100,000.

The ghost town is called Lobo.

Lobo is currently owned by Alexander Bardorff who purchased the 10-acre town with his friends for just $20,000 in 2001.

The town was first abandoned in the 1990s when the last resident left.

According to the New York Post, the town isn't completely empty. It features a swimming pool, a motel, a grocery store, a restaurant, a post office, and a few vacant houses. However, everything is currently abandoned.

There is a functioning water pump in the town that runs both hot and cold water.

When Bardorff purchased the town in 2001, he was able to make it an artistic hub - a site for film festivals, art installations, and musical performances.

For those members of the public who are interested in purchasing the town, there is a catch. You will have to meet with Bardorff and give him a good reason for your purchase - basically "pitch a vision for its future."

Bardorff wants to find a buyer who will find the town and the land to be special. They have to really love it.

So far, Bardorff claims that at least 70 people have already contacted him and pitched a plan or vision of what they plan to do with the town.

The deadline to bid on the town is set for June 24.

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