Son launches Web site to sell mom's home

He can't offer a vacation in the Bahamas or jacuzzis and other fancy upgrades.

Instead, California entrepreneur Christopher Laird Simmons is offering a virtual emotional plea , and hoping people would buy into it and snag his mom's Colonial Missouri home. is a one of its kind Web site that gives buyers a tour of the house, its history and the story of the family who dwelled in it. You won't get any freebies here, but a tale that probably would resonate with many in these tough economic times.

"My mother is on a fixed income, has no retirement income other than social security, and needs to sell this house to live on for the rest of her life, literally," Simmons writes.

The 1,800-square-feet Pasadena Hills home has been in the market for a year, and the asking price is $129,000. Simmons's Web site comes at a time when the housing market is showing some positive signs.

According to RealtyTrac, the number of homes put up for auction or repossessed by banks in the 17-county St. Louis metro area fell 28% compared to the same month last year.
Simmons's mom's home might still be a tough sell considering it lacks modern amenities, but it surely makes up for it with the love of a son for his mother. And who ever buys the house will surely feel the spirit of family.
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