A charred home and the lot it sits on for sale in Mission Hills has fetched an offer north of $900,000 despite its rough condition and tragic history.
The “Burn Home,” as neighbors call it, was a two-bedroom, two- bath abode on a little more than 15,000 square feet on Fort Stockton Drive. It caught fire in April 2017, and two women perished inside.
What’s left of the structure will need to be torn down and the buyer will have to start new. Realtor Wendy Pierro said there was quite a bit of interest from buyers because the lot’s potential outweighed the sadness associated with it.
“It has that history to it, but you know people look beyond that history when they're buying,” Pierro said. “They see this is an opportunity here. This is an opportunity to build. This is a canyon lot. There aren't a lot of canyon lots.”
Pierro said she’s been fielding multiple calls a week for weeks -- offers from people willing to buy the property as is, demolish the home and start again from scratch.
“It comes down to supply and demand,” she said.
There are still hurdles to jump over for the latest offer to go through, but construction could begin as soon as spring of 2019.