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Dollar House Program

This north St. Louis house has been owned by the Land Reutilization Authority for more than five years, and can be purchased for $1. Feb. 6, 2019.
Kae Petrin | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis has launched a pilot program to sell some 500 city-owned homes for just $1 a pop.

But that low cost comes with strings attached. Purchasers will have to invest in extensive renovations before they can move in to the homes, which have sat vacant for at least five years.

Here’s what you need to know about how to buy those homes, where they are located and what it takes to rehabilitate a property that has spent years deteriorating.