Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spiderman, a wolverine, and an Indian walk into a bar...



Househunter Christina found this potential new home. The photo above is one of four in the listing; therefore we can determine that 25% of the house looks like this. And okay, yeah, it would be a little weird to begin every day with a cigar-store Indian and a rabid wolverine staring at me over my raisin bran, but ohmygod did you see that price? $13,900! That's, like, one month's property taxes around here, not the price of an entire house (wolverine included). Buy it, Christina! Buy it!

20 comments:

tinackp said...

Wolverine looks so mad because he can't get to the blue "electric" guitar in the other room!

Texas Triffid Ranch said...

Okay, I see the cigar store Indian, and the tyrannosaur chewing on Kong, but where's the wolverine?

Larkspur said...

This is kind of adorable. You'd have to spend a bit to completely haul away the entire contents, then paint like hell. And you can't just dump the contents: they really really want to be sold on e-bay. If you dump them, they'll find their way back to the house, and wackiness may ensue. (A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend.)

Karen said...

Is it really only $13,900!?! Good lord man!! I wonder how much this would rent for? Brain can't compute!

Christina said...

Part of the reason it's so cheap (besides the creepy Indian and other weird knickkacks) is that it's in an awful neighborhood - lots of gang activity, drug dealing, shootings, etc. But at least the price matches up with the condition/location.

MoodyStarr said...

This one time a friend and I were going to pick up another friend whose place I had not seen. I was warned not to "stare," and I explained to my friend that I have family members living in public housing, I'm not some snob.
Her family home looked just like this, add some more characters, trash, etc...

Anonymous said...

A lot of cleaning, a dumpster, some painting and that place could be quite livable for $62.00 a month. My God, your cable bill would be more than your house payment? You electricity bill would be more than your house payment.

In fact, there are so many things that would be more than the house payment that I need to stop trying to think of them because I'll be up until the middle of the night listing them.

I did see the comment that it is in a bad neighborhood, but...good crap, a trailer costs more than that home. It would practically have to be located in the bowels of hell to warrant that price.

Rebecca said...

South Bend has gangs? Really? Are they called, like, the CornFlakes and the Wheaties, or something?

Snobahr said...

Great googly-moogly - you can't see the house for all the CRAP stuffed in there!

Christina said...

Rebecca -

Per capita South Bend has more crime than Gary. I kid you not.

Brandy said...

But not as much as South LA.

And if I was to be all Gran Torino Make My Day as I was moving in, do you think they'd stay off my lawn?

I could always threaten to buy their houses and throw them out... At these prices I could buy 20 of them, gang problem solved!

(They actually TORE DOWN a house here in LA because it was the home and headquarters for a major gang dude. Dunno if it solved the problem or not, but made a good show....)

LadyCiani said...

I don't see a wolverine either - but I do see King Kong being attacked by the giant lizard/dinosaur. Why, it's like the old arcade game Rampage came to life!

Glory von Hathor said...

Cant. Quite. Perceive. Wolverine...!

mj said...

All I can think is what I consider a start to getting a downpayment would buy that whole place and leave me with a little left over.

Ruthykins said...

gosh, i thought only MY mom decorated like this!

April said...

That house looks like it belongs on the pages of an I Spy book! Think of the list of items you could look for!

Pollyollyanna said...

mj, sounds like the "little left over" money is gonna be needed for a state of the art security system. Worth it, I'd think, since I imagine that living amid the violence are a scattering of households whose residents are hoping and praying for things to get better, and would welcome an ally in the neighborhood. One reclaimed-from-the-brink house at a time....

Marytoo said...

An I Spy book! That's it! I wondered where I had seen these pictures before.

Suz said...

If this price looks good to anyone, you should consider Detroit. I think they are now paying people to live there...or will be soon. Either place- not worth it! But, I think if you can survive living in some parts of SoCal, you can certainly survive these parts.
-Susie

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

That's the price if you take it AS IS, wolverine and all. Otherwise, it's $500,000.