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The Conjuring 2, which comes out this week, opens with a scene set inside the Amityville Horror house -- and, as it happens, the iconic Long Island home has just gone back on the market. A mass murder, a fake haunting, a best-seller, a hit movie series, eternal pop-culture infamy, and a boat house -- 108 Ocean Avenue has it all.

The housing crisis is edging an entire generation out of the most expensive cities on the planet. But what if you could still live in those cities, moving between them like a digital-age vagabond, sharing well-appointed apartments for short stints with likeminded globetrotters? That's the promise of a new co-living startup called Roam.

You know what they say about Texas: They make really good queso. And Texas is also home to the biggest ranch in the US -- over half a million acres. It's currently for sale, and for just $US725 million this Little Empire on the Prairie can be yours.

If you prefer your houses large, drafty, and associated with vampire lore, then now's your chance to bid for Bran Castle. The castle isn't technically up for sale, the owners insist, but they're willing to entertain offers from the "right" people. Buyer beware though -- this isn't the only castle purporting to be Dracula's.

Like so many NYC businesses, Primo Flat Fix occupies a nearly 100-year-old building. But this Queens, garage sits on a very peculiar piece of dirt: The former site of Wolff-Alport Chemical Company, a rare-earth supplier that furnished the Atomic Energy Commission with radioactive thorium -- when it wasn't dumping the toxic material in the sewer.

Even out in Alaska, this gigantic urethane igloo sticks out like a bizarre, misplaced structure on the side of Parks Highway. It's long been a curiosity for tourists whizzing by on the way to Denali National Park. And now the famous landmark is for sale to the tune of $US300,000.

Like ghosts? Then you'll love Poveglia, a small, deserted island in the Venetian lagoon that's going on the auction block next month. It's been called "the island of madness", "Hell" and "the most haunted place on Earth". You'd just love it to pieces.

When Los Angeles's most expensive house went up for sale at $US125 million, no one expected it to go for that price in a million years. Well, someone, identified only as a "French billionaire", has bought said house for only slightly less that that figure: $US102 million. And just to rub it in, the dude paid cash.

Earlier this week, surreal images emerged of Ukrainian protesters storming the palace of President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the capital city after violent unrest. Now, protesters have made their way into another mansion, the home of attorney general Victor P. Pshonka. No ostriches, as were found on Yanukovych's estate, but there are Fabergé eggs!