The biggest lot on the block is called Big Lots.
Belfort, who has worked in big lots for nearly 40 years, says she is not surprised by the high price tag for the house.
“It’s a real estate deal, you know, it’s really a big house,” Belfort said.
The property, which is on a cul-de-sac and near a shopping center, has been described as “tough” by some.
In a report published by the New York Times last month, a woman who was in the home when the fire broke out told how a few years ago, she found her son sitting in his bathtub, his feet on the floor, naked.
Belford says the home, at the corner of Hwy.
35 and Bixby Avenue, is a “troubling” place for people to live.
There’s a lot of crime in the neighborhood, she said.
“You’re not going to have a crime problem on this lot,” Belford said.
“But there’s a crime issue on a lot that is a lot bigger than you and your family.”
The fire destroyed about 80 percent of the house, Belfort says.
Belfort hopes the property will be spared from the ravages of time.
She said she wants the neighborhood to come together to save the house as a community treasure.