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Dilapidated three-bedroom home goes up for auction – but prospective buyers won’t be able to view it

Smashed walls, rubbish everywhere and ‘I hate Steve’ graffiti: Dilapidated three-bedroom home trashed by squatters goes up for auction – but prospective buyers won’t be able to view it first

  • Three-bedroom home in Marsden, 30 minutes south of Brisbane, is described as a ‘mystery box’ property
  • Access is restricted, and the 809sq m property is being sold on its ‘potential’ rather than its current state
  • Various names are scrawled on the home’s walls, including ‘I hate Steve’ and the words ‘f*** off’ 

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A dilapidated home with extensive damage, graffiti scrawled on the walls and rubbish littered throughout is being sold at auction – but potential buyers will not be able to view it before making a bid.

The three-bedroom home in Marsden, 30 minutes south of Brisbane, is described as a ‘mystery box’ property by real estate company Ray White.

Access to the home is restricted, and it is being sold on its ‘potential’ rather than as a practical living space in its current state.

Squatters moved in to the property after the last tenants moved out, and caused the damage to the house.

A neighbour had to rush next-door in order to put out a fire which had started in one of the rooms, Ray White real estate agent Ryan McHarg said.

A dilapidated home with extensive damage, graffiti scrawled on the walls and rubbish littered throughout is being sold at auction

The three-bedroom home in Marsden, 30 minutes south of Brisbane, is described as a 'mystery box' property by real estate company Ray White

The three-bedroom home in Marsden, 30 minutes south of Brisbane, is described as a ‘mystery box’ property by real estate company Ray White

'We have all seen the TV shows, and have decided we would like to give it a go, well the opportunity has now arisen to secure Australia's best value add opportunity,' the property listing reads

‘We have all seen the TV shows, and have decided we would like to give it a go, well the opportunity has now arisen to secure Australia’s best value add opportunity,’ the property listing reads

Access to the home is restricted, and it is being sold on its 'potential' rather than as a practical living space in its current state

Access to the home is restricted, and it is being sold on its ‘potential’ rather than as a practical living space in its current state

‘The majority of the damage happened once the old tenants moved out,’ he said.

‘People found out pretty quickly that there was no one living there and then they made their way in.’ 

Mr McHarg said he has had ‘heaps of interest’ in the home despite its ruined condition.

‘We have all seen the TV shows, and have decided we would like to give it a go, well the opportunity has now arisen to secure Australia’s best value add opportunity,’ the property listing reads.

‘If you are sick of ”doctored real estate photos” or styling to make a property present better than it is come settlement day, rest assured there is none of that here.

‘It has a kitchen, it has a bathroom, it has bedrooms (you might need to work on the privacy) and it has separate lounge and dining areas (maybe even enough room for a formal dining space if your imagination really runs wild).’

Various names are scrawled on the home’s walls, including ‘Kylie’ circled in a love heart, ‘I hate Steve’, ‘Aaliyah is the best wop wop’ and the words ‘f**k off’.

Potential buyers will be unable to view the property before bidding for it at auction

Potential buyers will be unable to view the property before bidding for it at auction

The property's pantry still has food left over from previous inhabitants stocked on the shelves

The property’s pantry still has food left over from previous inhabitants stocked on the shelves

Rubbish is sprawled throughout the property and many of the window blinds have been damaged

Rubbish is sprawled throughout the property and many of the window blinds have been damaged

The property's walls have been smashed and words and graffiti have been scrawled on them

The property’s walls have been smashed and words and graffiti have been scrawled on them

'If you are sick of ''doctored real estate photos'' or styling to make a property present better than it is come settlement day, rest assured there is none of that here,' the property listing reads

‘If you are sick of ”doctored real estate photos” or styling to make a property present better than it is come settlement day, rest assured there is none of that here,’ the property listing reads

‘Don’t be fooled by the photos or the write up, there is some work to be done here, which is why we are selling as is, where is, on auction day,’ the listing reads.

‘What you see is truly what you get, and surely what you can see here is potential.

‘I am sure in one of the photos you can even see an air-conditioner, although it certainly comes with no guarantees that it is in running condition.’ 

Names have been written on the walls of the property, including the words 'Aaliyah is the best wop wop!!!'

Names have been written on the walls of the property, including the words ‘Aaliyah is the best wop wop!!!’

Ray White is selling the home in Marsden, 30 minutes south of Brisbane, Queensland, at auction

Ray White is selling the home in Marsden, 30 minutes south of Brisbane, Queensland, at auction

Stains have been left on the walls and cupboards of the three-bedroom home. It has one bathroom

Stains have been left on the walls and cupboards of the three-bedroom home. It has one bathroom

Prospective buyers will only be able to look at photos of the property as access has been blocked off

Prospective buyers will only be able to look at photos of the property as access has been blocked off

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