Gary Johnson and his mother, Elaine, owned the 950-square foot house for 10 years.
Now that Johnson is married, he'd like to sell the three-bedroom, one-bath property, the Hope Star reported Wednesday.
Johnson sees little local interest in saving the house as a historic preservation project.
"I don't see that the money is there to buy it for a foundation like the birthplace home," Johnson said. "We paid twice what it was worth 10 years ago; and, as a little, bitty house in Hope, you and I both know it's not worth very much."
With that in mind Johnson decided on E-Bay, the Internet auction site.
He won't say how many inquiries he has received since posting the sale on the popular Internet site last week.
"I didn't know where else to go," he said. "I knew we didn't want to go with a local realtor because I thought that was useless. I don't have the resources, I don't think, to list it with any auction houses like Sotheby's."
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