When there are this many houses on the market in Victoria, it drives me crazy how much junk you have to sift through to get to the gems. What’s worse is that every price range is the same. You would think the jump from $450 to $650 would be an improvement, but it isn’t. I just wish, when searching our MLS, there was a little tick box for Junk [ ] or Gem [ ].
I’m sick of reading things like “Quaint little charmer in desirable neighbourhood” when in reality it translates into a 1940s 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home with a burried oil tank, knob and tube wiring, 800 square feet, possible structural issues on a tiny lot that backs on to the highway. Why don’t you just write “BYOB”... Bring Your Own Bulldozer
Moral of the story: use a buyer’s agent to buy property; you’ll save yourself a lot of time and frustration.