Things may have gotten a little out of hand.
Hoarding’s a somewhat nasty habit, capable of damaging possessions and homes alike. But it’s not entirely uncommon.
My family’s kept unknown treasures tucked away in the attic for decades. I’m not sure any of us know what exactly’s up there at this point.
Like anything, hoarding has degrees. Some people compulsively hoard, blindly becoming a packrat.
In their defense, every heap of trash is littered with at least some treasure.
Recently, a real estate investor by the name of Kevin made the ultimate packrat purchase.
The original owner’s a hoarder of the highest caliber, stuffing the home wall to wall with anything and everything.
Most of it’s junk… but some of it might be treasure.
He ended up purchasing the home for $450,000. The buyer and seller agreed to include all the excess junk in the deal.
Does that make the house a risky investment? Well, definitely not in this case.
As long as the home’s in good condition, you’re good to go. You can always sell and toss stuff out.
After purchasing the property, Kevin finally takes a look inside, absolutely amazed by the endless amount of garbage.
One could easily mistake this home for the local dump!
The house looks as if a tornado, hurricane, and earthquake occurred.
Every single corner and crevice, from the living room to the bathroom, brims with trash.
This raises an obvious question – what’s Kevin going to do with all this stuff?
He lays out a few options. Plan A: get some friends over and have a scavenger hunt to see who finds the most valuable goods.
The prize? $1000 in cash. That doesn’t seem like a half-bad hunt.
And the race is on…
The crew rummages through the trash and treasure only to find wasted time… except for a few tantalizing trinkets.
Someone even found a gold watch from 1890!
Yet so much remains to be tossed.
Kevin continues to think outside the box, restrategizing.
Plan B: post a Craiglist ad, opening the house to the public.
Kevin knows what he’s dealing with. This cleaning will take a collective, community effort.
Temporarily, people can just take what they want. If you find it, it’s yours.
Unsurprisingly, people turn up, finding valuables and little knickknacks scattered across the premise.
Someone even found a brand new, unopened coffee machine!
Another person found a drawer full of cash!
So. Many. Coins.
Who doesn’t like free money?
Soon enough, Kevin and the community finally clear the place out.
The entire process took 88 days!
Kudos to Kevin. I’m not sure Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition could have done a better job.
Look at all that elbow room!
The transformation’s simply remarkable!
Remember what it used to look like?
Yeah, it was atrocious.
Do you feel that breeze? Those are the winds of change.
The immediate outdoors looks beautiful, too.
Inside and out, this house is a new home.
As Kevin says, “Keep it simple, stupid!”
It’s really that simple! He plans to rent it out, turning it into a stream of revenue.
This house has gone through incredible transformations throughout its career. Resiliency has allowed it to take many forms.
Despite coming with some extra baggage, Kevin has always seen this home’s inner beauty. Oh, and now he can profit from it.
So what do you think of Kevin’s new place? How about that drastic home makeover?
Kevin’s actually a pretty popular YouTube personality. Some of his projects are fascinating to watch.
Check out the entirety of his segment on this home in the video player below. You’ll certainly learn a thing or three about real estate. I know I certainly did!
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