You Can Buy Great Britain’s Cheapest Home For $1,205.51
3:30 pm, October 3rd | by Sarah Devlin
There’s a house in Teesside, North East England, that is currently on the market for ₤750, or $1,205.51. Seriously, that’s the price. The realtor is so desperate to get rid of it, he’s floating the possibility of including another property in a 2-for-1 deal, for the comparatively higher price of ₤1000. Despite the adorable-sounding name, Teesside has been having some image problems of late, which perhaps explains how the price has been driven so far into the basement (or into the ancient Druid burial ground under the basement, or whatever is making this place unlivable).
Despite the area near Middlesbrough – where similar houses usually sell for around £35,000 -previously being vandalised, one man has already made a 650-mile round trip to view the property and the abode has attracted plenty of other interest.
Estate agent Richard Watson is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: ”There’s no reserve price, which is unusual. We are looking for a quick sale and may do a ‘buy one get one free’.
So I think the question on everyone’s mind is the same: this is still on the market? No one bought it yet? Even as a joke? The guy who traveled 650 miles could have just put it on his credit card and called it a day; what gives? Either the vandalism is much worse at this particular property than the others in Teesside, or there’s a ghost. Or both. Still, $1200 in October to star in your very own low-budget British haunted house film? I feel like everything’s really adding up here.