Lisa Shear with Fannie Hillman + Associates has listed 1510 E. Jefferson Street, Orlando, Florida for $869,000.

Looking for a solid place to park some cash? According to a recent study in Forbes, Orlando, Florida is recognized as the No. 1 best place to invest in a second home in 2019. In fact, Orlando is an especially hot market to watch. The famed Florida town saw housing prices grow by double digits just last year. Furthermore, current projections suggest a home price surge as high as 35 percent by 2021.


For $2 million you can grab a Florida mansion for 50 cents on the dollar and maybe even brag to friends or tenants, “Osama Bin Laden MIGHT have slept here.”

It’s huge and sprawling and located just 50 miles outside of Orlando, Florida on State Road 50, but it’s also been vacant and abandoned since 9/11… creepy. (Here’s a local TV station’s look inside, even creepier.) There’s a mansion, carriage house and barn. It’s the former home of Khalil bin Laden, Osama’s brother, who owned the home for two decades, then got out of the country quick a week after the terrorist attacks. The 17-acre estate is now on the market for $2 million.

Which is a bargain.

The Realtor listing the property says the original investors have $4 million in it, so it’s basically going for 50 cents on the dollar.

The agent, Autumn Norris-Makin, says it’s not just the former owners that make this property unique — it’s the architectural detail which is unique for Florida. (I’ll bet!) People have apparently looked at the property as a potential bed and breakfast retreat. After all, it’s pretty close to Disneyland.

Hang on for more deets… this place is almost worth a quick trip to Orlando just to photograph.