Aidan Devine
Updated 14 Nov 2023, 12:54pm
First published 14 Nov 2023, 12:32pm
17 Mingelo Street, Tottenham, NSW real estate.
A NSW home has hit the market advertised with a laundry list of features for those who “fantasize” about “murder”, including space to “bury a body” and a fireplace convenient for “burning evidence”.
The remote property in the town of Tottenham, 140km west of Dubbo, was also touted in the listing as likely to have “no witnesses”.
The tongue-in-cheek listing for the three-bedroom house adds that the ample storage on offer is ideal for a “secret hoarder” or shopping addict to hide their “growing shame”.
The fireplace was listed as convenient for burning evidence.
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The listing for the Mingelo St home asks prospective buyers: “does the sound of your husband/wife’s voice irritate you enough to fantasise about their possible murder?”
It then clarifies: “This home has a large, shady back verandah (sic) area to lock them out on … so you can have wine in peace.
“If that doesn’t help, this home also brags a massive yard. Plenty of space to bury a body and, since it’s located on the edge of town, no witnesses.”
Additional details in the listing state that the home is perfect for those who “don’t want to traumatise (their) family by walking around naked” because there is split system, ducted airconditioning.
The Tottenham home last sold in 2015.
A screenshot of the unusual property.
The three-bedroom house with one bathroom and space for at least eight cars is listed for sale at $263,000.
Listing records indicated the property has been up for sale since early September.
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It last sold in December 2015 for $130,000, according to records. The listing back then was more conventional, describing the property as a “supersized block on the edge of town” with a “lovely rural aspect”.
Listing agent Averill Berryman of ABC Property said there had been a strong response to the sale due to the creative listing.
The property had originally been listed with a more straight-up description of the features but it received a lukewarm response from buyers. “We decided to get a bit cheeky,” Ms Berryman said, adding that a relative of the vendor wrote the new description.
“It’s a great property, excellent value for money. If you were a Sydney buyer you’d be all over it. I can’t believe it hasn’t sold already,” Ms Berryman said.
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PropTrack data showed the median house price in Tottenham was about $140,000 but this was based off of 10 sales over the past year. The current median is about 5.6 per cent higher than it was at this time last year.
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