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#1 MarkoJ

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

Two I find interesting for different reasons...

- http://www.realtor.c...idKey=-84172470

- http://www.realtor.c...idKey=123407336

(check out the interior pictures)

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#2 Bernard

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

- http://www.realtor.c...idKey=123407336

(check out the interior pictures)


I can not believe that one, why even post the pictures? Why not at least clear the garbage out?

#3 cakeman

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

I expect the bank owns it, probably cost them a couple grand to have someone in to clear it out and give it a quick once-over.. and then you're still not going to have a pretty, move in ready, place..

Bank probably considers it a waste of cash, leave it to the buyers.

cakes..

#4 phx

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

I see there are two cars in the carport... could the owners still be living there?

#5 Sparky

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

I see there are more of them pesky squirrels in the neighbourhood. :)

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

Next time, on an all-new Hoarders...
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

hahaah! when I saw the price I handed the computer to my wife and said, "look at this good deal!"

When she handed it back after looking at the pictures we had a good long laugh.

#8 Holden West

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:12 PM



Might want to lock that sliding glass door lest you venture out at night half asleep and do a Wile E. Coyote in mid air.

It's an intriguing challenge for a motivated handyman. If you can stomach the cleanup and renos, and if the building is structurally sound the potential to make a tidy profit is good. I wonder what the story is.
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#9 Bernard

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

$300k for a duplex in this condition is asking way too much. The duplex nature very much restricts what you can do with it.

The building has been built with only 5' set backs to the boundary, which means all the windows in the unit look onto another house or yard. I am not sure how that sliding glass door can have any balcony because there is no space between the wall the property line for the balcony.

The back only has two small windows looking into the backyard.

What a badly designed building in the first place, and now it is beyond belief what state it has been left in.

Neither of the listing realtors has it on their personal websites

#10 dasmo

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

The potential is big to get burned on something like this. Gotta go low and already be a builder AND be able to buy the neighboring half. Then maybe you could profit from this.

#11 phx

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

The assessed values is $483k, so it might be possible to fix it up and turn a profit. I won't be risking any of my money on that, mind you.

#12 dasmo

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:11 PM

so the entire property is over $900K? Not even in Vancouver.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:28 PM

Because I can, here are some bigger pics :P

Not sure those 1970's style sinks are going to help sell the place... :confused:

http://cdn.realtor.c...644983835200000

http://cdn.realtor.c...644983834700000

http://cdn.realtor.c...644983831000000

http://cdn.realtor.c...644983831530000

http://cdn.realtor.c...644983831970000

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#14 Nparker

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Even animals wouldn't live in such squalor. What is wrong with some people? :confused:

#15 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:15 AM

There is a person in the background of one of the pics, so likely someone is still there. Real nice neighborhood but... is that small house behind McDonalds on Pandora available I liked that one better..

#16 Holden West

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

There is a person in the background of one of the pics, so likely someone is still there. Real nice neighborhood but... is that small house behind McDonalds on Pandora available I liked that one better..




I saw that. She looks shocked. And is she holding a vacuum? It's like she's saying "hold on, let me get those cobwebs before you take that picture".

Even animals wouldn't live in such squalor. What is wrong with some people?


There are clues to success, or at least aspirations to success, like a clothes steamer and fitness equipment. Only someone with severe depression or mental illness gets into a situation like that. The more you look, the more tragic it all appears.
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#17 Sparky

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:32 AM

Geezus, that is eerie. The vacuum cleaner is in the bottom right hand corner. I doubt that she has two.

It looks more like a Winchester.

#18 gumgum

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

I suspect the realtor for this property is smarter than some of us might think. You publicize these pics, you're only going to get serious inquiries. The realtor doesn't want to give tours of this place or waste time if it's unneccesary. Inform people what they're getting themselves into even before a phone call; that's how to deal with a property like this.

The realtor knows the owner is asking too much - another reason to post pics. It's practically an invitation for low-ball offers.

Regardless, a sad situation all around. I hope the owner is going for help.

#19 LocalMom

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

Eeek, I see boxes of cat litter. Imagine the stench in there...!

#20 mc9

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:09 PM

I wonder how bad the mold is?

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