For those of you having trouble selling your house in today's market, here's something to investigate.
Has a famous person ever lived in your house? If the answer is yes, did they do anything memorable while living there?
We bring all this up because a real estate agent in New Jersey is selling the Jersey Shore cottage where Bruce Springsteen supposedly wrote the entire Born to Run album in 1974 and 1975. You can read the listing here.
"Bruce has spoken publicly about living there," the listing notes, "... how he would sit on the porch or sit on the edge of his bed, writing Thunder Road, Born to Run, Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, Backstreets, She's the One and Jungleland."
The asking price for the 828-square-foot two bedroom, one bath cottage is $299,000. The comps are in the mid-$200s, but the listing notes that surely you can't put a price on a piece of history like this.
"What's it worth?" the listing asks. "It's priceless."
It seems worth noting that said cottage seems quaint when one considers the typical stage that The Boss performs on these days.
Okay, now go ahead and find out if Clay Aiken got his start in your living room.