What in the Weird?! Strangest Real Estate Finds (Listing Fails)

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As #houseporn fiends and real estate junkies, there's nothing we love more than poring through fabulous home listings -- except maybe sorting through the tragically un-fabulous ones. They'll definitely make you laugh, and some of them could make you cry. Every week, AOL Real Estate brings you the sorriest listings we could find on the Internet to show you what you should never do when posting your home online. We very appropriately call it #listingfail.



This Week's Theme: What in the Weird?!

We get a kick out of real estate listings: the stunning ones, the ugly ones, the famous ones and even the useless ones. But the ones we've collected today have gotta be our favorites. These are some listings that are, well, just plain weird.

From homes teetering dangerously on the edge of nonexistence (literally) to homes parked in the middle of the ocean and bright pink, bubblegum-shaped properties built in the thick of the woods, these homes will make you think, "What in the...?!"



A House 'on the Water'




We've always wanted to live on the water. However, in our heads, the idea wasn't so literal. We were thinking more along the lines of "a quick stroll to the ocean," rather than "jump out of your bedroom window into the ocean." Seriously, tell us this house isn't one strong gust of wind away from horrible real estate death.

Thanks to our pals at Lovely Listing for this listing fail.



House of Blues




Usually, we love colorful homes. Colorful homes make us happy. But this house? Well this house just makes us blue. A very obnoxious, annoyingly bright shade of blue.

Thanks to our friends at Nichols & Associates Real Estate for this listing fail.



A Fixer-Upper?




According to the person who snapped this picture, the for-sale sign was erected after this house collapsed and crumbled to pieces. (And isn't that when you know you should?)

"The perfect fixer-upper," you can almost hear the broker gush. "An idyllic location, surrounded by nature!" Well, at least you know the home gets plenty of sunlight.

Thanks to our pals at Lovely Listing for this listing fail.



For more hilarious, "What in the Weird?!" #listingfails, see the gallery below.

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What in the Weird?! Strangest Real Estate Finds (Listing Fails)

When we think of a "floating home," what usually comes to mind is a luxurious houseboat, or even a gorgeous property perched on top of some kind of small, private island off the Californian coast (yeah, we watch too much "Million Dollar Listing"). But this home is pretty straightforward. It's a house. Floating in the middle of the ocean.

Well, if you can't beat 'em...

Thanks to Lovely Listing for this listing fail.

This listing should have a warning ("Serial killers -- your dream home!"). Some friendly lighting wouldn't hurt, either. Otherwise, this just comes across as a dark shed where creepy things happen...

Thanks to Warner Robins Real Estate for this listing fail.

Talk about skeletons in the closet (literally!). The owner of this three-bedroom house in Sweden is playing up the 13th-century skeleton and tomb that's just sitting in his house. ("This house has such great bones," you can almost hear the owner joke). Too creepy.

Thanks to our pals at Curbed for this listing fail.

A home with an "outdoor patio." Well-positioned to get some good sun, admittedly.

Thanks to Lovely Listing for the listing fail.

While we're on the topic of outdoor luxury features, this home has its own (elevated) 'al fresco' toilet.

Thanks to Nichols & Associates Real Estate for this listing fail.

This "private island" for sale is an oldie but a goodie. (See next image for details).

A comfy chair, a lamp, and water views. Really, what else do you need in life?

Thanks to Lovely Listing for this listing fail.

Just another "fixer-upper" to add to the collection.

Thanks to Nichols & Associates Real Estate for this listing fail.

Because sometimes, country living can get a little dull, that's why.

Thanks to Lovely Listing for this listing fail.

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