Real estate agent removes real estate ad with mystery tenant after ad goes viral


CAYCE, SC (WIS) – A real estate ad that went viral over the weekend for the house description was pulled from all real estate websites.

The Zillow list has been around social media since a house located at 709 Michaelmas Ave. in Cayce, SC. The listing should be read carefully as this “diamond in the rough” has a tenant upstairs and the four bedroom house is delivered as is with the mystery resident included.

This list has now been modified to indicate that it is no longer available.

“The buyer takes responsibility for the monthly rental of the upstairs apartment,” the listing says. “The occupant has never paid, and no security deposit is withheld, but there is a lease in place. (Yes, that doesn’t make sense, don’t bother asking.)”

Other repairs, as the photos show, include a large hole in the roof of one of the main rooms, worn floors and new cookware.

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The single family home with chalet has been listed on Zillow since April and is priced at $ 130,000. This list says in full:

Please read carefully before scheduling screenings. May not be eligible for funding. Excellent investment property or primary residence requiring separate apartments. Little is known about the condition except that the property has active roof leaks.

The property is sold “as is”, without repairs, without cleaning and without any express or implied warranty. The upstairs apartment cannot be shown under any circumstances.

The buyer assumes responsibility for the monthly rental in the upstairs apartment. The occupant has never paid and no security deposit is withheld, but there is a lease in place. (Yes, that doesn’t make sense, don’t bother asking.)

On the ground floor, 1,742 square feet, central HVAC, 2 large bedrooms and a ceramic bathroom with separate tub and shower
areas, living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, utility room / breakfast room and studio / office with antique pine paneling and tiled floors. The living room, the dining room and the bedrooms have wooden floors.

Berber carpet in the central hall. In 2000, part of the electricity and plumbing was modernized. The upstairs unit has 914 sq.ft. with gas heating, large large room, integrated storage spaces, small office / library with shelves, bedroom, kitchenette (all in original pine woodwork) and bathroom. Some electrical upgrades ’07.

Rear cottage with gas heating, 563 sq.ft. of area including 2 bedrooms, bathroom and large room with kitchenette. All units were used as rental at some point. In the past, the ground floor was rented for $ 1,000, the upstairs (occupied) $ 450 and the cottage for $ 350.

a Hot Pad list expired from February specifies that the apartment upstairs of this house is occupied by a professional artist.

As this list continues to spread across the internet, many believe it is not an occupant, but a ghost.

According to the Lexington County Tax Assessor website, the house was built in 1950 and was last sold in 1997 to the current owners for $ 52,000.

The leasing agent listed on Zillow has been contacted for comment.

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