It’s not unusual to come across fixer uppers when you’re searching for a new home. But this one particular “diamond in the rough” home in Cayce, South Carolina is getting extra attention. It’s so popular that Zillow says it’s the most-shared listing of 2017 on the real estate site.
So what’s so great about the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home? It’s a combination of some unflattering photos and an intriguing listing description. If you’re used to seeing perfectly staged listing photos, you might be surprised by how “real” these photos are—in one picture you can see a hole in the ceiling, and in another an unkempt backyard with a glimpse of the worn-down exterior.
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But it’s the listing description that’s the real kicker. The unusual (and somewhat alarming) blurb reads, “Upstairs apartment cannot be shown under any circumstances. Buyer assumes responsibility for the month-to-month tenancy in the upstairs apartment. Occupant has never paid, and no security deposit is being held, but there is a lease in place. (Yes, it does not make sense, please don’t bother asking.)” So not only will you be inheriting a real fixer upper, you’ll also be getting a mysterious tenant who doesn’t pay rent.
Randy Longo, the owner of iSaveRealty, posted the listing and told Zillow that he’s received so many queries about the home—as much as hundreds of calls in one day. Longo has taken down the listing while he gets more information from the property owner.
In the meantime, the property owner has also created a website for the house, appropriately named creepyhouseincayce.com, to let everyone know the house is still for sale. Right now, there are a few photos on the site and a form to sign up for updates.
Take a look at some photos from the house below, courtesy of Zillow Porchlight.