Home Sales Rise Steadily Three Years After Mayflower Oil Spill

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They did a real fine job on getting these back ready to sell,” Bill Ausbrooks said.
 
Nearly two years after moving in, Bill and Virginia Ausbrooks are still bragging about their Northwoods neighborhood home.
 
“We’re just as happy as we can be,” Virginia Ausbrooks said.
 
As Mayflower tornado survivors, the couple isn’t moved by living in another disaster stricken area. 
 
“Two or three come up and ask us about it,” Bill Ausbrooks said.
 
While they say the questions still come up, the concenrs about the ExxonMobil Pipeline spill are drying up. 
 
“They were wondering if there was anything to be scared of,” Bill Ausbrooks said.
 
What once was described as a dead zone neighborhood, now has new life. 
 
Realtors say while signs still line some streets, sales are good.
 
More than a dozen homes in the neighborhood sold the past year and several more in the works for 2016.
 
“We’ve sold a total of 19 homes either by ExxonMobil or through third parties,” Aaron Stryk, with ExxonMobil said.
 
“We just continue to assess and monitor the situation to just make sure that we’re always available and remain in constant communication with the neighbors of the subdivsion,” Stryk said.
 
“Eventually they’ll all sell,” Virginia Ausbrooks said.
 
While the Ausbrooks are enjoying that they call a quiet neighborhood, they look forward to more people to call their neighbors.
 
“You can set out anything, flowers and it’ll grow, we can’t tell any thing has happened,” Virginia Ausbrooks said.

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