Bargain house for sale comes with plenty of buckets – and you’re going to need them
A house has gone on the market offering buyers the opportunity to bag a bargain for half the price of its neighbouring properties – but you’re going to have to be prepared to get your hands dirty.
The three-bed home located in Solihull is set to go under the hammer with a guide price of £180,000, which is a lot less than the £386,500 average price houses on the same road were valued at over the past year.
It could offer the perfect opportunity for first-time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder and turn the ultimate ‘fixer-upper’ into their own pride and joy, Birmingham Live reports.
One look inside shows the scale of the project successful bidders will be facing, with the run-down home in desperate need of a full refurbishment to bring it up to standard.
As you make your way to inside past the wild, overgrown garden and boarded off garage, one of the rooms is seen to boast more than 15 plastic tubs to catch the rainwater that falls through the leaking roof.
The blue-themed kitchen has paint peeling off the walls, a cooker and sink unit which both had their day many decades ago, and light curtains left thick with dirt.
Other rooms are similarly equipped with buckets to catch leaking rainwater, as well as displaying mould on the walls, old-fashioned carpets, and heating units in need of replacement.
Estate agents Ruxton says the property with a large but un-kept garden “requires complete renovation”, but does offer the possibility of adding an extension.
The description reads: “A three bedroom traditional style semi detached residence requiring complete renovation with further scope for development.
“The accommodation briefly comprises; reception hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, first floor landing, three bedrooms, bathroom, separate wc, fore garden, garage and enclosed rear garden.”
Renovating the house could be a worthwhile investment, with one property in the same location of Reservoir Road selling for £418,000 in April this year.
It’s close to Solihull train station and offers an easy commute into Birmingham, as well as being close to both primary and secondary schools for families.
It’s being sold via online auction for cash buyers online, which ends on Wednesday, October 28, at 12pm. The successful bidder will be given 56 days to complete the purchase before exchanging contracts.