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Own Madonna’s (Dilapidated) Childhood Home for Just $48,600!

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As everyone knows by now, before Madonna stalked the streets of New York's East Village in what would become the official outfit of the 1980s, she lived in suburban Michigan. For at least a few years, she resided with her family at 2036 Oklahoma Avenue in Rochester Hills (the home was built in 1970 and Madonna split in 1977). And now the 2,639 square-foot, four-bedroom home where one of the world's most beloved pop stars lived with her seven siblings can be yours for the seriously low, low price of $48,600. That's the least you'll ever pay to be close to something of Madonna's -- she earned $58 million last year according to Forbes, and her most recent real estate purchase was a $40 million New York townhouse.

Why is the Queen of Pop's castle so cheap? As real estate blog Zillow explains, the home was ravaged by a suspicious fire in 2008 and never renovated. Now it's what you'd generously call "a real fixer-upper." As photos posted on Curbed demonstrate, smoke, soot, and water damage have turned the charming family home into a spooky abandoned haunt.

Madonna's father and step-mother first sold the home in 2001 for $270,000, and it was flipped on eBay four months later for $331,000. The Colonial changed hands again in 2004 and 2005, and the current owners failed to show up in court when neighbors complained about its shoddy shape after the fire. Zillow reports the median price of a home in Rochester Hills is $173,400, so Madonna's house really is a steal. We're actually sort of surprised Michael Jackson's family hasn't swooped in yet with plans to turn it into a museum...

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[Photos: Zillow

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