Bubbles distort judgment. What was going through the realtor’s mind when they were capturing, uploading and presenting these photographs? Surely some form of cautious description in the MLS blurb would have sufficed? This house was discussed on various blogs recently, including greaterfool.ca 8 Mar 2010. Fascinatingly, an ex-owner supplied an anecdote, which is archived below the photos. -vreaa
MLS#V809495 3635 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver East, BC
Lot size 3,159 sq.ft House 1,650 sq.ft
Asking price $579,900
“Handy man special. Needs TLC. Mainly Land Value.”
Here’s poco at greaterfool.ca 9 Mar 2010 2:58 am - “Believe it or not, I owned this house back in 1973—I can’t stop laughing.–it was a dump back then but from the pics I see they’ve done a few upgrades.
It does bring back a lot of memories from those days. My first wife and I bought it for 28k in Sept 73 from her mother (somewhat as a gift) we split up and I stayed in the house while we tried to sell it.
Finally sold in the fall of 75 for 43k–had a huge moving out party where I met my 2nd wife—-I wrote her phone number in the dust on the siding “shingles” to the left of the front door– whenever we were in that part of town we would drive by and lo and behold the phone number was still there –years later.
Note the dark brown cupboards in the small pantry(?) area– I swear thats the “mac tac” (70s thing) I covered them with.
But thanks once again for that link– I’ve e-mailed it to many–and yes I will be going by it this week.
PS-hope andrew doesn’t see this –he’ll be calling me a fool for not keeping it as a rental.”