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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Fargo's most pricey home selling for $3.2 million

  • The most expensive home in North Dakota's largest city is on the market.
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  • The most expensive home in North Dakota's largest city is on the market.
    With six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, the more than 7,200-square-foot south Fargo home is listed for sale at $3.2 million. It was assessed at $1.86 million.
    Realtor Dennis Nelson tells The Forum newspaper that he's been in the home business in the area since 1977 and this is his first time listing a home that topped $3 million. He said agents normally look at comparable homes that have sold recently to determine a price, but that wasn't an option in this case.
    "There's no homes like it," Nelson said.
    Nelson said there's also bad news for gawkers. There will be no open houses in an attempt to lure buyers through the door.
    The house was built in 2000 and sits on a 1.1-acre lot along the Rose Creek Golf Course. It has two kitchens, a movie theater and a 2,500-square-foot spa with a 10-meter lap pool, eight-person hot tub, steam room and dry sauna.
    Other amenities included a 32-foot vaulted ceiling living room, a wet bar, an indoor barbecue and a gas fireplace. There's also a lawn sprinkler system, four-car garage and a patio that walks out to the golf course.
    Fargo City Assessor Ben Hushka that the structure tops the list of 19 homes in the city with assessed values of $1 million or more.
    On top of the mortgage, there are other bills that come with the house. Cass County records show it had a property tax bill of nearly $38,000 in 2012, and Fargo city records say it still has nearly $20,000 in special assessments that need to be paid.
    The home is owned by Kay and Ahmed Abdullah, who did not return phone calls seeking comment.
    The Abdullahs told the Forum in a 2011 story that it was difficult to keep tabs on each other and their twin sons inside the home — a problem they solved by calling each other on their cellphones.

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