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Mail-Order Homes

For more than 30 years, from 1908 to 1940, Sears Roebuck sold entire houses through the mail. Customers could choose from 447 different models, made from pre-cut materials that would be shipped to the site. More than 70,000 such homes were sold in that time and many survive today, including a cute Silver Spring, Md. four bedroom, listed for $669K. []