Listing Fail: Detroit Home Advertised as 'Beautiful and Historic,' and a 'Target for Local Criminals'


We've come across a number of home listings that inadvertently scare off potential buyers (crime scene tape, anyone?), but never have we seen a listing that seems to openly and deliberately do so -- until now.

This Detroit home, dubbed by our pals at Curbed as the "angriest listing of all time," lists quite matter-of-factly the ways in which it is undesirable. Some of its salient points include: "One of the beams has rotted." And then, "Be aware there is lead paint." Followed by, "It is a target [for] local criminals who the police won't arrest." And then there's the golden: "Only true Detroiters know how to live with [these] problems because they are familiar with it." How charming!

The owner does gently concede, however, that the home is "beautiful and historic" -- although we gather that most people won't be able to see past the jarring descriptions. But if it doesn't scare you off, the home can be all yours for $35,000. For this, though, we think that's too much.

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