Opening bids start at $120,000 – never mind that city records show the house’s worth at $47,000. Eminem’s connection to the property pushes the value way up. He’s said to have lived in the house “off and on” between the ages of 13 and 25, according to his uncle, Todd Nelson.

“This is where it all started for him,” Nelson said. “Without this house, Marshall would be in jail or back in Missouri where he was born.”

The house had been in the family for nearly 50 years.

Nelson recently sold the house for $45,000 to St. Clair Shores lawyer Sebastian Lucido and his partner, real estate developer Roland Fraschetti. The two of them in turn put the property up for sale online November 14.

However, Em and other family members aren’t too pleased with Uncle Todd’s move. “He’s mad, they’re all mad at me, everyone in the whole family,” Nelson said. “But I had to do what I had to do,” he said, referring to the decision to sell the house to pay some personal debts.

Real estate developer Frashetti is optimistic about the house’s future. “There’s a chance someone may want to buy it and move it to Hollywood for a museum or something,” he said. “If no one buys it, I’m sure we can rent it out for premium rent [amounts].”