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Beware of wildlife inhabiting property – also, buy this house

Read the fine print

There is a very special listing in Portland. It is a four bedroom, two bathroom house and is only $114,900. There are a lot of pictures taken by the listing agent who writes, “FIXER home, value in the land! Could be great opportunity for a buyer!”

At first glance, it looks like a standard fixer upper and if you’re like me and look at pictures first, you could miss the fine print…

Click to see the full listing.

OH.MY.GOD

This isn’t a case of a bad MLS photo, this is just a crazy listing! Like the agent says, the value really is in the land, but how often do you have to disclaim that there are rabid animals crawling all over a listing? Wow.

If you’ve never encountered a rabid raccoon in the dark, you have no idea how frightening a whirlwind of tasmanian devil with thousands of razor blade fingers and teeth is like. It’s scary.

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Thanks to our friends at Redfin Chicago for finding this gem of a listing, it really made our day! Tell us in comments the craziest thing you’ve disclosed on the MLS is!

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. hermanchan.com

    April 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    i once got a disclosure packet that cited paranormal activity, the one line that freaked out my buyer "plates will fly off shelf randomly"

  2. Jenny Fardello_Southwest Michigan_Real Estate

    April 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    LMAO! Love it! Talk about Buyer Beware!

  3. sfvrealestate

    April 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Maybe that's an abandoned pet?

  4. Liz Benitez

    April 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I would tell you I love deer, they are graceful and cute all at the same time. I was showing a home, in the dark, power was on but no street lights. It was pitch black walking back to the car after. When a heard of dear got startled and were running past. My poor clients (A mother and her three daughters)were very frightened. Not to mention how hard it is to put on a professional face when you are also screaming and running away 😀

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