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Sold: ‘Field of Dreams’ field

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Dispatches, bulletins and outright oddities from across a very wide real estate landscape: The Iowa farm that was featured in the 1989 move "Field of Dreams" -- and was the focus of a 2010 Inman News story (see: "Ex-major leaguer recruited to sell 'Field of Dreams' ") about the former Major League pitcher-turned-real estate broker Ken Sanders -- has found a buyer, according to The New York Times. The Lansing family, whose farm served as the set for the famous Kevin Costner movie, will sell the 193-acre property near Dyserville – which turned into a tourist attraction for baseball fans -- for an undisclosed amount to an investment group led by a couple from the Chicago area, according to the report. The property had been listed for $5.4 million. The group plans to retain the movie's original diamond, but will reportedly add a dozen fields and an indoor center for youth baseball and softball tournaments, the Times said. Sanders, who was a longtime Coldwel...