A four-bedroom house in a pleasant Australian suburb is on the market for FREE – but the lucky buyer should know there’s a big catch
- A four-bedroom house in Kirrawee in Sydney’s south is on the market for free
- But the new owner will have to pay to move the house to a new location.
- The seller said tenants living in the property pay $700 rent per week
- Can be cheaper to offer a house to move than to pay $25,000 for demolition
A four-bedroom house in a peaceful residential suburb has been put on the market for free – but the amazing deal doesn’t come with land included.
The house in Kirrawee, in Sydney’s south, which its seller says is around 60 years old and has two bathrooms, is listed as a ‘house free to move’.
This means that those looking to take advantage of the offer will have to pay to remove the house and transport it to a new location.
This four-bedroom house was put on the market for free – but the new owner will have to pay to remove the house and transport it to a new location
The advert appeared on Facebook and Gumtree (pictured), where it was listed with the headline ‘house for removal (free)’.
“Good condition – no structural or pest damage,” the listing posted on Facebook reads.
‘Take over early March – only pay moving costs. Tenants are currently paying $700 rent per week.
The ad also appeared on Gumtree, where the house was described as having a “modern kitchen and laundry room“.
The house and land together have an estimated value of $1.56 million, according to realestate.com.au.
The land itself would probably constitute most of the value of the site; another 670 sq m vacant lot in the suburbs sold for $1.32 million in September.
The median house price in Kirrawee is $1.3 million, slightly lower than the $1.5 million median average for Sydney.
For the new home owner, the cost of the move would be around $70,000 – excluding consulting fees and reconnecting the home’s plumbing and electrical wiring.
The home in Kirrawee, Sydney’s south, which its seller says is around 60 years old and has two bathrooms, is listed as a ‘home free to move’
In the photo, the garden of the house. The house and land together have an estimated value of $1.56 million
Offering homes for sale without the land is often cheaper for the seller than hiring a demolition crew.
In 2018, a house in Mortdale, in Sydney’s south, was put up for sale for $5,000 on the condition that the buyer move it to new land.
The property’s builder said it would cost up to $25,000 to demolish the house.
“The other option is a special mover who comes and lifts the house on its pillars and carries it away,” he told Domain.