Seller Beware: Inspection Of World Series Home Reveals It's No Steal

October 25, 2012, 2:29 PM

The Tiger fan who is making national news for offering to exchange his Detroit home for World Series tickets neglected to mention the lack of doors, windows and toilet.

Oh, and the animal droppings.

Deadline Detroit visited the home today and found the property's condition was kind of like the state of Jose Valverde's career.

The three-bedroom, one-bath home is on Greenview near Southfield and Joy in the Warrendale neighborhood. In an ad on Craigslist, the poster says the home “needs little work” and usually rents as Section 8 housing. "Little work" is open to interpretation.

The photo on the left is on public record. The photo on the right is the property today.









When Deadline Detroit asked him today about the condition of the property, the seller said, "Well, it's Detroit." 

He estimated the house would sell for $2,500 to $5,000 on the open market. He owns the home free and clear, but taxes run about $2,500 a year. Despite it being an extreme fixer-upper, the poster -- who asked to remain anonymous --  says he's already had offers.

Warrendale contains a mix of well-tended homes and abandoned properties. Like elsewhere in Detroit, crime has been a concern to residents.

It’s an out-of-the-box way to see the action, but tickets for a World Series game in Detroit sold out in just 45 minutes. The seller owns other properties and says, “I just want to watch a game.”

The original story can be found here.

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