AN TikToker has slammed a stunning cottage as the “ultimate catfish” after spotting a key detail in the property’s ad.
Real estate enthusiast Lisa Tran noticed that a three-bedroom home in Abbotsford, Melbourne was on the market for £500k – comparatively cheaper to others nearby – and at first she could not understand why.
She added: “Compare this to other homes, the asking price will (usually) be at least between $1.5 million (£810,000) and $1.6 million (£870,000).
“If it was going for a million dollars, (£500,000), you’d expect it to look like a pile of s***.
“I’m talking someone has died in this, or the toilet is not connected to the house.”
Posting in a clip on TikTok, which has garnered over 4.9 million views, Ms. Tran explains that it’s hard to notice any difference between this property and others on the market, given the range of amazing interior features it offers. Is.
She notes that the cottage has an open plan living space, renovated bedroom, a luxury upstairs bathroom, and double sink kitchen.
Other desirable features include “a European laundry, split system heating/cooling, high ceilings with ornate cornices, wooden floors, gas hot water and garden storage.”
But after a little closer look, Lisa notices that there are train lines right next to the house—much to her disapproval.
That’s because Nelson Alexander, the estate agent who sold the property, allegedly failed to mention significant eyestrain when advertising the home online to potential buyers.
Instead the company labeled the residence as “low maintenance” and “immaculately presented” despite significant defects.
According to realestate.com.au, the property eventually sold for $1,080,000 (£587,000) on 27 September.
The bizarre discovery comes just months after a one-storey house with missing walls in New Zealand was sold for over £1 million despite no toilets.
The run-down Auckland property stunned buyers when it went under the hammer in June for a fortune.
The local council valued the house at $1.65m (£830,000), stating that it needed improvements of around £100,000.
However, bids for this bogless bungalow started at $1.75 million (£888,000) and soon went up – much to the surprise of locals. Goods reported.
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