A vandalized 'house from hell' in Colorado Springs, complete with two dead cats, got 70 offers and is selling for more than $590,000 within 5 days of listing

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A vandalized 'house from hell' in Colorado Springs, complete with two dead cats, got 70 offers and is selling for more than $590,000 within 5 days of listing
The vandalized property in Colorado Springs which sold in just five days. Google Street View
  • A "house from hell" in Colorado Springs is selling for more than its asking price, The Denver Post reported.
  • A previous tenant spray-painted the walls and left two dead cats to rot there, the realtor said.
  • The home was listed for $590,000 and got 72 offers in five days, the realtor told CNN.

A vandalized property in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that the realtor called a "slice of hell" is set to sell above asking price, just five days after it was put on the market, The Denver Post first reported.

The five-bed home in the Broadmoor Bluffs Estates neighborhood was listed on Tuesday for $590,000. Mimi Foster, the local realtor marketing the house, said in the listing there was "not one surface of the home that has not been enhanced with black spray paint or a swinging hammer."

Two dead cats were previously found locked in one of the upstairs bathrooms, according to a report in The Washington Post. Foster said in an interview with CNN that a previous tenant, who was evicted in 2019 for not paying rent, caused the damage, and also left meat in the basement fridge without the electricity on.

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Foster told The Denver Post on Sunday that the seller had accepted an offer above asking price.

Within three days of listing, the property got 22 actual offers in hand and 50 offers over text, Foster said. She also received 500 text messages and 300 emails about the home, she said. "I've not seen this kind of hysteria, even in this market."

The housing market in Colorado Springs and many other cities is booming. US houses are only staying on the market for six days on average before being sold, according to a new housing report by Zillow.

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"There were many brisk offers, but [the buyers] are neighborhood locals and that's one of the reasons their offer was accepted," Foster told The Denver Post. "The buyers grew up in the neighborhood, they have friends on the cul-de-sac. They are anxious to bring it back to its majestic glory. We didn't take the highest offer, we took the best offer."

Houses in the Broadmoor Bluffs Estates neighborhood typically sell for $750,000 to $800,000, CNN reported.

Foster said in the interview that she wasn't accepting unseen offers for the "house from hell." When an agent said they were going to put an offer down from a Denver-based investor for $625,000, she told them to "come and smell it first."

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