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Houston’s filthiest home goes viral, gets 15 offers

Home temporarily housed nearly 19 animals, and it shows
  • Buyer will have to invest at least $50,000 toward rehabs.
  • Fix and flop buyers are not deterred by feces-filled, urine stained homes.
  • YouTube is an effective way for agents to fully convey to potential buyers what is inside rundown homes.

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Nestled among a community of 4-bed, 3.5-bath homes sits what may Houston's filthiest home. Said to have temporarily housed 12 dogs, six cats and a pot belly pig, the 3,493-square foot Champions-area home was listed in late December for $125,000 and received significant attention. The sale of the home is currently pending with 15 different offers on the table, according to listing agent Paul Gomberg, who is with Keller Williams Realty Conroe/Lake Conroe. The majority of offers, roughly 70 percent, are from fix and flip types. While he typically doesn't dabble in rundown homes, Gomberg received the listing from a previous client he sold a home to last March. While the client's new home was being remodeled the animals were left alone inside the old house. The result: a home completely dominated with animal hair, feces and the stench of urine, especially the second floor. A number of the rooms were also heavily littered with trash. Full disclosure via YouTube The home's ...