With the real estate market out-of-control, some homebuyers are making compromises on their dream homes. Sure, you may have wanted a cozy two bedroom and ended up getting a location straight out of a horror movie, but at least you have a roof over your head, right?
Buyers of a San Jose home will be making a similar compromise. This comfortable spot is a steal at $1.5 million, featuring 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and amenities such as in-unit laundry and, uh, a meth lab.
“Home has INACTIVE Meth lab and meth SMOKE contamination,” the listing reads. “Home has NOT been cleared of contamination and will be transferred to the new buyer in its current state.”
You read that correctly. If you buy this home, you’ll be given access not only to its wonderful patio and in-ground pool, but a full meth lab — perfect for those cold winter nights when you really feel like chewing your tongue off.
Somehow, the price increased for this house by $155k. We live in hell. https://t.co/vMTV1opX9G— Victoria White (@BrakLives) October 26, 2023
In the listing, the realtor makes it clear that the price of the home does not come with any cleaning fees, noting that paying for the “remediation process” will be the new homeowner’s responsibility. But if you get the home and can’t afford those fees, we’re assuming that you can use that meth lab as a small business starter kit. It’s a house that pays for itself!
So why did the meth-addled former owner get rid of the place? According to CBS News, the previous owner, 36-year-old Peter Karasev, was “arrested in March on suspicion of attacking electricity transformers.”
“work from home” https://t.co/VDt6kzX16a— Matthew (@MinnesotaMJP) October 31, 2023
“According to police, the investigation into Karasev began on January 5th, when officers with the San Jose Police Department responded to a report of an exploded transformer at 3:16 a.m. local time,” the piece reads. Per the police, Karasev ignited something in a backpack near a transformer, eventually causing it to explode.
When police raided his home (the home that could be yours!), they discovered “a weapons stockpile including guns and ‘homemade liquid explosive,’ and ‘multiple energetic homemade destructive devices.’” Unfortunately, the house does not seem to come with these items, so you’re going to need to replace them yourself. Every house is a bit of a fixer-upper at the end of the day.
Still, the CBS piece notes that the price is relatively good given the current market. Invest today — the house is truly worth its weight in icey white gold.