Bidding for one of Eminem’s boyhood homes has surpassed $1 million on Internet auction site eBay. The modest Warren, Mich., home, listed on the site since late last week, was appraised at just $91,000. Bidding opened at $120,000, and by this afternoon, the highest of 138 bids was just more than $1 million.
“It’s just amazing the response we’re getting,” said Sebastian Lucido, a Utica attorney who bought the house with Roland Fraschetti, a Macomb County commissioner and real estate developer.
Eminem’s uncle, Todd Nelson, sold the house this month for $45,000 to Lucido and Fraschetti. The 1,300-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was built in 1940 and has been in Eminem’s family for at least 50 years, Fraschetti said.
“Sure, some of the bids could just be people showboating, but you have to figure with that number of people, some have to be legitimate,” Fraschetti told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens.
The auction listing, which includes pictures, had more than 18,000 hits in less than four days, Lucido told The Detroit News. Bids will be accepted until Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. At that time, the sellers will get in touch with the highest bidder to work out a purchase agreement, Lucido said.
Eminem is hotter than ever with his debut major motion picture “8 Mile” in North American theaters and its Shady/Interscope soundtrack on top of The Billboard 200. The rapper’s lead single from the set, “Lose Yourself,” is also No. 1 on the Hot 100.