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Home deemed as “little slice of hell” sells for nearly $600,000 cash
This home isn't for the faint of heart.
Eduardo Gaskell
06.21.22

“We have an expression ‘if it smells it wont sell,'” says Mimi Foster, the listing agent with Falcon Property Company. “I am putting that to the test.”

There’s a home dubbed as “not for the faint of heart”.

It was listed in Colorado Springs last year and it’s not exactly what would-be homeowners would look for in a new house.

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It looks lovely from the outside but don’t judge this book by its cover.

Walk inside and take a tour. There’s graffiti on nearly every wall, then there’s the carpets from an illegal pet rescue that was run out of the residence.

It does come with a broken refrigerator in the basement that was once filled with meat. It’s been left for more than a year when the tenant was evicted.

Talk about eww.

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But perhaps the most surprising part was that the house was listed for $590,000 cash.

It’s something you’d see in thriller films or the like. Which means, for creative people, this house holds potential.

“Every landlord’s nightmare”. Foster then says it could be ” your own little slice of hell.” The back porch is falling off. The entire foundation sits in a “pink” zone for geological landslides.

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“I wanted them to know that they were getting a damaged house with a lot of potential,” Foster said. “I didn’t want anybody to walk in here and be surprised with what they found. I didn’t want them thinking they were walking into a nice five bedroom, four bath, three car garage home in Broadmoor Bluffs.”

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This place could hold one of those soldier games type of events.

Or let pro wrestling people have their way with it.

“I list vacant houses all the time. I have not seen this kind of hysteria, even in this market,” she explained. “I’ve gotten about 89 text messages since we’ve gotten to the house this afternoon.”

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It’s still a place with a roof. The house needs a lot of work (and cash) but it could be the dream house for some.

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And besides, the market wasn’t as strong as it once was.

“In a normal market, people will ask for closing costs, they’ll ask for major fixes,” she explained. “Most houses are selling right now as is. People aren’t asking for anything.”

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Foster hopes someone can come make the house a real home again after renovations.

“It was a happy place for decades,” she said. “And somebody will come in and they will get rid of the anger and anguish that went on here. And it will be a cherished place to live once again.”

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Here’s an idea though. A social media influencer could buy the house and use it as a project where they fix it up bit by bit, posting videos as they go along bringing the house back to life.

What do you think?

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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