$400K for burned home in million-dollar neighborhood

YORK, Maine — The lawn has been mowed and the garbage removed at the burned-out, rat-infested home at 21 Darcy Road, and now the town is preparing to sell it for $400,000.

“We’ve done a lot of cleaning. We’re getting it on the market,” said Town Manager Steve Burns, who along with Selectboard members heard complaints this spring about the house that burned in a February fire.

The board voted Monday night 5-0 to put the house on the market using Realtor Lianne Cronin, who gave the board a $400,000 price estimate based on prior sales of lots that involve a teardown.

The home was seized by the town in 2020 due to lack of payment on taxes, according to town records. The last homeowner before the foreclosure lived in the home until the fire and has since found new housing, her former neighbors on Darcy Road have said. The board agreed to clean and sell the home in May after residents complained that the house was an eyesore and a hazard with a buildup of garbage and an infestation of rats.