House + Home

published : 2023-11-06

California Home Listed for $1.5M Despite Meth Lab Inside

Listing warns buyers of 'meth smoke contamination'

A photo of a beautiful California home in San Jose, showcasing its exterior and architecture. (Taken with a Canon 5D Mark IV)

A California home has hit the market with a shocking price tag of $1.5 million, despite the fact that it still has a meth lab inside.

Located in San Jose, the 2,743-square-foot home is listed by Keller Williams Realty-Silicon Valley and boasts six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a 'great location' according to the listing on their website.

However, there is a catch. The listing warns potential buyers that the property contains an 'INACTIVE Meth lab and meth SMOKE contamination.'

Despite this alarming revelation, the listing highlights some of the property's appealing features such as an attached garage, an outdoor pool, and a spacious 6,000-square-foot lot that provides access to a nearby freeway and expressway.

A close-up shot of a 'CAUTION' sign on a door, warning of potential meth contamination. (Taken with a Nikon D850)

But there's a catch. The house 'has NOT been cleared of contamination and will be transferred to the new buyer in its current state.' Prospective buyers are urged to consider this carefully.

This particular home, built in 1975, is situated in a highly sought-after neighborhood where homes typically sell within five days at an average price of $1.62 million.

Needless to say, anyone who purchases this property will have their work cut out for them. The listing is clear that the new owner will be responsible for the cleanup process and all associated costs.

In terms of access to the property, the listing specifies that 'NO ACCESS prior to property being cleared by Santa Clara County's Health Dept. Guidelines. Access Denied by County.'

An aerial view of San Jose, California, featuring the neighborhood where the listed property is located. (Taken with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro)

It's crucial for interested parties to take note of these details before diving into the homebuying process.

Keller Williams Realty, the agency handling the sale, has not provided any comment regarding this unique listing at this time.