FOR SALE: 6,000-acre spread in the rolling hills north of Dallas. Includes two country clubs, a lake and beach, several small parks. Semioccupied. All this for less than $100 million.
FOR SALE: Continental Regency Hotel in Peoria, Ill. A city landmark with 333 rooms. Needs work. Anxious owner asks just $4 million.
FOR SALE: First-class polo complex in Selma, Texas. Features corrals, paddocks, barns, apartments, tennis courts. Will consider all offers over $7.5 million.
The reluctant owner of these properties, and tens of thousands more, is the U.S. Government. A federal stockpile of distressed real estate holdings is suddenly growing to...