Say it ain’t so, Screech! A Wisconsin home owned by Dustin Diamond, a child star on the early 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” is this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. But it won’t be his home much longer—one way or another.
The distressed property landed on the market this week for $280,000, and according to TMZ, Diamond’s lender is ready to foreclose on the property.
Curious clickers were intrigued by the tale of the actor’s financial woes and propelled the four-bedroom house to the top of the chart.
Diamond told TMZ he hasn’t been to the property in over a year, and the outlet reported he “hasn’t figured out how he’ll deal with the bank’s foreclosure.”
Unless he comes up with $270,000 in a hurry, there probably isn’t a way to deal with it. The forlorn home now has water damage and is marketed as a “great rehab project.”
Moving away from Screech’s sordid story, a property featured on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” proved popular. The mansion where Melissa Gorga recorded the song “On Display” was relisted yet again and attracted some serious attention.
A couple of architectural wonders drew interest this week, including a circular, domed house in New Hampshire and a midcentury modern gem in Iowa.
We also saw the return of one of our all-time favorite properties: a 1980s desert party palace we covered in April.
Thanks to a recent tweet from New York Times editor Dodai Stewart to her nearly 50,000 followers, interest in the neon-hued home in Nevada lit up the Web again.
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For a full look at all of this week’s most popular properties, simply scroll on down….
Why it’s here: Gorgeous green on the outside, with cool whites and grays indoors, this impeccable Colonial is move-in ready.
Built in 1939, the three-bedroom home is available for the first time in a half-century.
It’s loaded with modern conveniences, including a professional-grade kitchen, custom-built fireplace, and 60 (yes, 60) built-in USB ports to ensure that every single one of your devices is properly charged.
Why it’s here: A true Southern Belle, this neoclassical mansion was built around 1910.
The five-bedroom home sits in the town’s historic district and features a grand central hall, cypress paneling, and heart-of-pine floors. For the past two decades, it’s served as the successful Tartan House Bed and Breakfast.
Why it’s here: This two-bedroom bungalow was built in 1920, and recently underwent a spectacular renovation.
Chic, modern touches like subway tile, a sliding farm door, and a clawfoot bathtub in the owner’s suite have been added.
The back porch is designed for entertaining, with plenty of space, a bar, and a pergola above the grill.
Why it’s here: Peaceful, light-filled, and surrounded by trees, this three-bedroom midcentury modern ranch home was designed and commissioned in 1962 by the architect Phil Feddersen for his own use.
Built-in cabinets, skylights, and a glass wall are among the stylish period details, and the three-season porch is a dreamy private getaway.
Why it’s here: This four-bedroom round home was built in 1974, and is known as the Heart Center Dome.
Sitting on a private wooded acre of land, the house is updated and move-in ready—and has no sharp angles.
Features include a freight elevator to the second level, walls of windows, and a high-drama domed ceiling at the center of the home.
Why it’s here: This spectacular estate was built in 2007, on a huge, 21-acre lot just outside Philadelphia.
Measuring in at nearly 24,000 square feet, the custom home comes with a commercial elevator, an owner’s suite that spans the entire third floor, and several venues for large-scale entertaining.
Why it’s here: Old-school elegance is apparent throughout this nearly 11-acre estate on Devil’s Lake.
Built in 1945, the 10,000-square-foot main house was extensively renovated in 1980. It sits right on the water and comes with a dock.
Outdoor highlights include stone patios, a waterfall system, and a tunnel leading directly to the water.
Why it’s here: One of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Melissa Gorga, has been trying to sell this custom, six-bedroom mansion since 2012.
It’s back on the market again with a discount of almost $1 million off its original asking price.
An opulent, camera-ready mansion, it features a bridal staircase and a finished basement with a gym, salon, wine cellar, kids’ playroom, and recording studio.
The home’s photos are a feast for the eye, and we encourage anyone who hasn’t taken a deep dive into this mansion’s listing photos to do so without further delay.
Why it’s here: “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond bought this house for $340,000 in 2003, with what he told TMZ was a $68,000 down payment.
He’s still listed on property records as the home’s owner, but 17 years after purchasing the place, Wells Fargo says Diamond owes nearly $270,000 on the loan.
A water main break on the property recently caused an array of issues, and the actor says he opted simply to let the house go.
“Foreclosure means nothing when a house is destroyed,” Diamond told TMZ. “With my items I’ve lost, it now feels like Wells Fargo is trying to kick me when I’m down.”
Diamond said that his lifelong collection of pictures, comics, and videos were all ruined by the water.
Now the four-bedroom home just north of Milwaukee is available as is, as a rehab project for an intrepid investor.