Kevin P. Casey / For The Times
Real estate broker Juli Doty grew up in the small town of Monse, Wash., close to orchards and the Columbia River. What was once a rural town has dwindled to a population of 12. It generated a big buzz when the entire town went up for sale on EBay -- but no one bought it. Its sad that it dissipated, said Doty, who pushed to see the town purchased and redeveloped. Broken up into smaller pieces, though, the community is getting new life from a couple of buyers.
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