The sale of a house in the Hull sector, in Gatineau, goes around the web and not necessarily for the right reasons. The residence is filled with mold, but is still listed at $300,000.
At first glance, a $300,000 four-bedroom semi-detached on rue Marcel-Chaput in the sought-after Manoir-des-Trembles neighborhood might seem like the deal of the century.
But those interested will be quickly disenchanted when they see the photos of the interior of the property.
The photos of the property are heartbreaking. The walls and doors are covered in mold and dirt.
The real estate broker who posted the property on his site, Jimmy Arsenault, specifies that this residence is aimed at experienced do-it-yourselfers and adds that he has included the photos for the sake of transparency with potential buyers.
In the description of the property, the broker invites interested parties not to visit the interior.
“For freaks, weekend handymen or experienced contractors. NB: VERY IMPORTANT Do not visit the interior, WAR ZONE!! At your own risk!,” the site reads.
Courtesy of RE/MAX Jimmy Arseneault
An interested buyer told TVA Gatineau-Ottawa after his visit that he had never seen anything like it.
According to a building inspector, this is a stage 3 of mold, which requires a complete decontamination of the house.
The property is a repossessed finance. It has been uninhabited for several months and the windows have been open for a long time.
Despite the poor condition of the house, it would not be surprising if it sold for the asking price due to the lack of offers on the real estate market and its prime location, according to the Outaouais Real Estate Board.
The real estate craze does not seem to be running out of steam in the Outaouais.
The inventory of available homes is at its lowest since the start of the pandemic, as demand increases, as does the influx from Ontario.