The unlivable hoarder home in Tuggerawong, where the late vendor passed away, is attracting considerable attention in the real estate market. Despite its condition, over 150 inquiries have been made regarding the property, which is set to be auctioned on September 9th. Listing agent William Davies from LJ Hooker Budgewoi/Toukley stated that more than 50 groups of potential buyers have braved the mounds of trash to inspect the home. When viewing the property, visitors are provided with masks and sanitizers.
The hoarder home, located at 23 Warner Street in Tuggerawong, will be auctioned with all of its junk left as is. The family is committed to transparency, and potential buyers are informed that the previous owner died of natural causes inside the home. A walk-through video of the property reveals rooms filled with rubbish, extending from the interior to the patio, garage, and backyard storage. One room is completely overwhelmed by cardboard boxes.
Despite the challenging state of the property, Mr. Davies believes it presents an “awesome opportunity” to make money with some hard work. He has set a bidding guide of $490,000 and expects the reserve price to be just above that. According to PropTrack data, the asking price of the hoarder house is $320,000 below the median house price of $810,000 for the area.
In addition to the excessive junk, Mr. Davies highlights that the house itself is a “hardy plank home.” It features three bedrooms, and the garage has been converted into a studio with hardwood flooring, a bathroom, and a walk-in robe.
The family hopes that the property will be sold at the auction, especially considering the positive online response with over 5,000 hits. It remains to be seen who will take on the challenge of cleaning up this hoarder home and turning it into a livable space.
– LJ Hooker Budgewoi/Toukley