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Government Map Shows 7,000 Surplus Properties For Sale

After the big budget debate — and before the next one — Uncle Sam has an idea to generate a few dollars. Yes folks, the government has thousands of excess properties that it’s willing to unload, including “apartment houses, single houses, row houses, public housing, military personnel housing, federal employee housing, and housing for institutional personnel.”

Yes, now you can own your own pier, wharf or jetty. You say you need a sliding shipway, retaining basin, or pipeline? Can’t find a radio tower that’s just the right size? Well step up folks, step up now and place your bid for excess property owned by your government.

But wait, there’s more.

Ever want to own a hospital? “Buildings used primarily for furnishing in-patient diagnosis and treatment under physician supervision and having 24-hour-a-day registered graduate nursing services,” are available, says the government. “This category also includes medical laboratories used for routine testing. This category excludes buildings used directly in basic or applied medical research.”


And where are these properties you ask? Why just go to the handy state-by-state map and see what’s available.

For instance, how about a lovely Hawaiian property near the blue Pacific? To find the Kealia Pond NRW you go to the map, go to Hawaii and then view Kihei. This adorable warehouse is owned by the Fish and Wildlife Service, has a cozy 225 square feet and if you don’t buy it the plan is to demolish the structure.

According to the White House, the government should “sell or get rid of property it no longer needs, saving taxpayers $15 billion.”

“There are roughly 14,000 buildings and structures currently designated as excess and thousands of others that are underutilized. These properties range from sheds to underutilized office buildings and empty warehouses.”

Some 7,000 properties are plotted on the map, so who knows that hidden gems may be available. If you find something interesting please post a comment below.

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