‘Unsafe to show,’ boarded-up Mississauga house sells for nearly $1 million in just four days

Published November 3, 2021 at 5:57 pm

This house in the Erindale area of Mississauga, deemed "unsafe to show," sold in four days for nearly $1 million. (Photo: Homelife Classic Realty Inc.)

You’ve often heard that real estate—more specifically, success in real estate—is about location, location and, yes, location. 

Well, the recent buyer of a two-storey detached home in the Burnhamthorpe/Erindale Station Rds. area of west Mississauga must love the location—because the boarded-up house isn’t much to look at. 

In fact, the listing for the Perivale Rd. home, which quickly sold for $955,000 ($56,000 over the $899,000 asking price) after being put up for sale in late October, described it as being “in very poor condition, unsafe to show” and “showing only from the outside.” 

Additionally, the description of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home noted it would be “sold as is, where is” and that all utilities on the property had been disconnected. 

Still, the home, which stands on a 30×100-ft. lot, sold in just four days. 

Photos of the home that accompanied the listing show it to be boarded up to prevent anyone from entering and in a major state of disrepair inside, with damage to ceilings and walls.  

The visuals also show piles of garbage a few feet high in various rooms and other areas of the house. 

And the driveway is overgrown with grass. 

Talk about a fixer-upper. 

(Photos: Homelife Classic Realty Inc.)

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