- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 15, 2015

Roswell, New Mexico has the market cornered on doomsday fixer-uppers.

Real estate agent Jim Moore is in the process of selling an abandoned property on a 25-acre parcel of land that once housed an Atlas-F missile during the Cold War. Price: $295,000.

“I’ve had a lot of calls, a lot of promises,” Mr. Moore, 67, told The New York Times on Wednesday. “They’d love to have it, but it seems like they lack the money.”

Mr. Moore currently has a sale pending on the property, but at least six others who have shown serious interest have dropped out before any deal was finalized. The property is one of 72 Atlas-F missile sites that were built throughout the country.

The Times talked to developer Larry Hall about such sprawling underground structures, which he said were built to last — “well over 1,000 years.”



“If these were engineered to withstand a nuclear strike, there’s protection from hurricanes, tornadoes, radiation. It’s the one-size-fits-all appeal,” he told the newspaper.

Mr. Hall told The Times that he was able turn one such property into a “survival condo,” which included “a pool and spa, theater, shooting range, rock-climbing wall, dog park and five different power sources.”

The deal on the Roswell property that Mr. Moore is selling is scheduled to close by the end of the month. He could not disclose the buyer’s identity, The Times reported.

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