Pieper Mansion Sale Example Of Real Estate Greed

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Editor:

Greg Turturro's purchase of the historic Pieper Mansion property for $235,000 in April 2006, and its subsequent sale with an asking price of $788,000 four months later, is just another example of real estate investors ruining Payson's real estate market with inflated prices.

It appears to me that it was bought strictly as a moneymaking investment. To triple the price in four months is simply greed -- not just a prudent investment.

If a preservation effort were undertaken, would Mr. Turturro come out a true real estate winner with his asking price of $788,000? And, we wonder what is happening to the real estate values in Payson and why the average family can't even afford to buy a home. Look no further.

Ricki Aiken, Payson

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