The Goonies fans are likely to be a fan

The Goonies fans are likely to be a fan

The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the 1985 film The Goonies, located in Astoria, Ore., said this week that the likely new owner of the residence is a fan of the movie.

The expected buyer said he promises to preserve and protect the landmark.

The 1896 home, which has views of the Columbia River flowing into the Pacific Ocean, was listed in November for nearly $1.7 million.

Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate said the sale is expected to close in mid-January. The new owner will reveal his identity at that time, when he describes himself as a serial entrepreneur.

Since people started watching the classic come-of- age movie about friendships and treasure hunting in the 1980s, fans have visited the home in the historic port of Astoria. The movie is going to be released on June 7th in Northwestern Oregon. Thousands of people usually attend the event.

An offer for the house was accepted less than a week after it was listed, according to public records.

Miller said after the word spread that the property was for sale, we received multiple offers, at asking price and higher, and we have a full backup offer.

Sandi Preston is leaving the home movie memorabilia she has collected over the years or has been given. Some of the furniture in the home, restored to its original 1896 style, may be sold to the buyer, Miller said.

Preston was largely welcoming to visitors but would often have to close the residence to foot traffic because she lived in the home and the constant crowds were a burden.

Preston posted no trespassing signs to prevent tourists from approaching the property after the film's 30th anniversary brought in around 1,500 daily visitors in 2015. She opened the home to the public in August.

The Goonies, a Steven Spielberg film based on a true story, follows a group of friends trying to protect their homes from an expanding country club and foreclosure threats.

During this effort, they find an old treasure map that leads them on an adventure and allows them to save their Goon Docks neighborhood.