It’s a fixture every new homeowner wants (kidding).
There’s a house on sale in Virginia that comes complete with a person—maybe more—in its basement.
The Washingtonian reports how the five-bedroom home—which is located in Fairfax—may seem attractive on the surface to many people browsing the housing market: There’s a Trader Joe’s nearby; ditto for Home Depot; and it’s only listed at $800,000 while other homes in the area usually go for $1 million.
Alas, there’s a teensy fly (or two) in the ointment: firstly, the person.
Actually, according to the News & Observer, there may be multiple people included in the fine print of this house’s sale, each of whom won’t even be contributing to the rent.
Or in the words of the home’s official listing on Zillow: “CASH OFFERS ONLY NO ACCESS to see lower level and Home [sic] sold AS IS ONLY with acknowledgement that whom will convey with a person(s) living in lower level with no lease in place…”
Axios Washington D.C. continues to report how these squatters are supposedly people who had been originally hired to clean the home—which is currently owned by an elderly individual who, unfortunately, is suffering from ailing health—and simply never left.
The same Axios D.C. article explains that the house is additionally a DIY project, as it has three broken toilets among other issues.
“Inventory is so low people are willing to do just about anything at this point,” tells Zinta Rodgers-Rickert from the RE/MAX Gateway’s Red Truck Realty Group to Axios.
And thus, a summary of where the 2022 housing market is at.