A down market for real estate bugging you? Hold a writing contest and give away your house as the prize. Beach front property in Yachats, Oregon, no less.
Note to self: someday, hold a writing contest with a BIG HONKING PRIZE.
Of course, the 1099 of the house value will drive your taxes to levels that will make you wanna hide under a table, and I wonder if such booty is subject to capital gains, but nonetheless. Brilliant idea. And wow, gorgeous town.