Springsteen's Old House for Sale: Should the City Buy It?

Cottage where musician wrote "Born to Run" is up for sale

The Asbury Park Press reported this week that the Long Branch home where Rumson resident Bruce Springsteen wrote some of his biggest hits such as "Born to Run" is up for sale.

The cottage, located at 71/2 West End Court, has five rooms, two bedrooms and one bath and is on the market for $349,900, according to the article.

Real estate agent Susan McLaughlin of Keller Williams Realty said in the article that she is "hopeful the city of Long Branch would buy the house and turn it into a music(al) heritage destination."

We want to know, do you like the idea of the city buying the house and turning into a museum?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Leslie February 23, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Perhaps Bruce can buy it and turn it into something instead of hoping the city, which is still limping from the hurricane, would buy it.
Leslie February 24, 2013 at 03:07 AM
I was finally able to come back online and comment further... So we have a realtor who wants a commission and is trying to bump up the price by releasing this used to be somewhere BS lived. WTF?? Oh well, gee, is she giving up her commission as part of the donation/suggestion. Yeah.No. I don't thinks so. Further, is she trying to insight a bidding war? Duh. There are lots of ways to market a property. But this is by far one of the sleeziest I've seen. I was real property paralegal for over 20 years both in NJ and PA and altho there are many realtors whom I trust, the majority seem to lean towards ridiculous marketing tools and well...basically lies. So, this is a ridiculous and sleezy way to try and sell a property and I sugges that people steer clear of this individual realtor.
B February 24, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Ummm, who cares???
Theresa Battagliotti March 06, 2013 at 12:54 AM
It would be fantastic for the Boss to purchase it & donate it to the Sandy ravaged town to document the rich musical legacy of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band! A nice draw for tourism as well!
Susan McLaughlin June 20, 2013 at 06:56 AM
I actually did not suggest that the City of Long Branch buy the house, the reporter suggested it and said that he had already presented the idea to Mayor Schneider. I agreed that it was a great use for the house, but felt it would be difficult for the city after the enormous expense following the storm. @ "Leslie" No one has bumped up the price because this is somewhere Bruce lived. The price is based on the fact that it is zoned C-3 COMMERCIAL property. As a paralegal, you would or should know that appraisals value property at its "Highest and best use".


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