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For $640k you could buy Liberace's mansion, complete with two bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a number of spaces for entertaining. Photo / AP
For $640k you could buy Liberace's mansion, complete with two bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a number of spaces for entertaining. Photo / AP

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