"Rat House" For Sale

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

"Rat House" going once, going twice, sold! That could soon be the auctioneers cry as the once rat-infested home in the Andover area is put to bid.

The house, which had to be condemned and cleaned from top to bottom due a massive rodent invasion, is now ready for a buyer.

The neighborhood is abuzz with news that the departure of its four-legged residents is making way for new two-legged ones.

"I think everything is on track to get it all put behind everybody", says resident Lou Gorrell.

The foreclosed house is for sale by a local realty company, but if it doesn't sell by October 6th at noon, it will be auctioned off at the Fayette County Circuit Court House.

The realty company Goins Realty, claims the property is worth about $225,000. But if it doesn't sell on the market, the buyer can buy it at the auction for as little as two-thirds its market value.

Neighbors like Gorrell feel reduced pricing on a home that once would've sold for nearly $400,000, will ensure it will be snatched up quickly, despite its rodent-ravaged history.

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  • by Bender Location: Lexington on Aug 20, 2008 at 07:04 PM
    "massive rodent invasion" Wow. It sounds like the 4 legged Beaches of Normandy. Calling it a "Rat House" is probably going to get offers coming left and right. Try calling it "Roach Motel" or "Body-lice Bunker."
  • by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2008 at 06:43 PM
    The neighbors are glad they can put it all behind them? What about the family that owned the home? I'm glad I have better neighbors that would be helpful, and not hurtful, as these have been. The news coverage of this story has been overly ridiculous.
  • by David Location: Lexington on Aug 20, 2008 at 04:26 PM
    Has the house been gutted? Wouldn't it have to be if it's been infested so badly with rodents that it had to be condemned???


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