A house that has just gone up for sale in New York for £674,000, $828,000 is giving potential buyers a major shock the moment they step through the door – but not for all the right reasons.
The property is advertised on Realtor.com, as a private detached house in a quiet New York, US neighbourhood, making it perfect for families.
And with eight rooms in total, it offers an impressive 2,640 sq ft, reports the Daily Star.
Four of those are bedrooms, two are full bathrooms, and there is also a den/ family room and a formal dining room which makes it perfect for entertaining guests too.
The exterior of the house, which was built in 1945, looks like many others.
But the moment you step through the door, it’s clear why the Realtor site says: “Home is not in liveable condition.”
The kitchen – which is a great size – is furnished with a number of cabinets which makes it great for storage.
However, it needs a serious clean.
The cabinets, which should be white, are a grubby green/ brown colour, and vines from the garden have pushed their way in through the window.
The bathroom on the other hand doesn’t look as bad.
The marble walls give it an expensive feel – but there are definitely still a lot of repairs to do.
The garden is also very promising with the vast amount of space and garage.
And it even has a full-sized basement.
One area resident, who remained anonymous, told New York Post : “This is a beautiful neighbourhood and the house [is] terrible.”
The homeowner continued: “I don’t know what happened to that house, why they kept it like that or why the city didn’t do anything.
“I’m sure that, because of the price, nobody wants to buy that kind of house.”
According to the publication, an entity called DCG Realty LLC bought the home for £544,056, $675,000 in 2005 for a man named Michael Robinson who lived at the property until 2007 when he died.
Douglas Elliman listing agent W. Kenny Thongpanich said: “They kept it unattended for obviously an extended period of time.”
Another real estate source added: “You’re in a high-priced market…
“In comparison to other parts of Queens, it’s significantly more expensive, but relative to the surrounding properties, it’s not.
“There is a strong correlation with the quality of the local schools… that influences property values significantly.”