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A growing number of towns around the world are offering homes to newcomers for almost free

A growing number of towns around the world are offering homes to newcomers for almost free
Friday 18
22:30 2019

An emu crosses the highway near Woomera, Australia. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images) CUMNOCK, Australia — Like many small towns around the world, Cumnock in southeast Australia has gone through a long period of population decline and fading fortunes. It was once a key railway stopover in the state of New South Wales, but the closure of the train station and opening of a new highway turned the bustling small town into a picturesque but quiet place, largely off the grid. As its population dwindled to its current count of fewer than 300 people, residents for years feared that the town’s primary ...

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Summary: An Italian town just began offering homes for less than $2. Elsewhere, similar programs have long been in place.

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