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A nightmare Colorado home just hit the market with an online listing that features photos of graffiti-covered walls, warnings about a broken deck and a suggestion to wear a mask because of a freezer full of rotten meat.

The listing is going viral with 150,000 people checking it out on Redfin in the first 24 hours.

“If you dream of owning your own little slice of hell and turning it into a piece of heaven, then look no further,” the listing reads.

Mimi Foster wrote the description and said in 30 years working in real estate, she’s never seen anything like the response she’s had.

“I’m an author in my spare time. I know that in real estate stories grab attention, so when I have an unusual property I try to make it a story. And this was an unusual property,” Foster said “I didn’t want anyone to walk in unprepared.”

In less than 24 hours since the listing went up, Foster had 10 offers and had received 85 phone calls from interested investors and from the media who wanted to know more about how the house was trashed.

The listing photos show vandalism with vulgarities spray-painted on walls, floors, doors and cabinets along with hammer holes in the drywall and broken windows — and the sellers are not trying to hide it.

“There is not one surface of the home that has not been enhanced with black spray paint or a swinging hammer,” the listing says. “Damage done by an angry departing tenant who didn’t want to pay rent. ”

Foster said the previous tenant was in a rent-to-own situation for about 10 years with the current homeowner. Things went south when she stopped paying rent and was evicted. After the eviction, Foster said, a previous property management company let the tenant back into the property unsupervised and that’s when the vandalism happened, she said.

Foster said the home sat empty for several months after it was vandalized and when the damage was finally discovered they found something even worse — several cats had been locked in the home and left to die.

“I’m telling you she’s nuts. The neighbors were terrified of her,” Foster said of the former tenant. “She ran a pet rescue, so that fact that she brought cats in there and locked them in and killed them is shocking.”

Foster said the damage was reported to police, but it took several days to get them to come out to the property and when they did come out, she had to meet them at the home at 2:30 a.m.

“They said it was malicious mischief. They said they would pursue her,” Foster said. Police were able to get fingerprints off the spray paint cans that were left in the home, Foster said. Thus far, no one has been arrested in connection with the vandalism.

Foster said the homeowner also filed an insurance claim, but the insurance company said it wouldn’t cover vandalism. They just started working with a new insurance adjuster at the company, but things weren’t progressing fast enough to meet a June 30 foreclosure deadline, she said.

In addition, the previous tenant had put a new roof on the home, which led to a $38,000 lien on the property which was now the responsibility of the current homeowner.

All of that led Foster on Tuesday to list the 3,598-square-foot home on 4525 Churchill Court in Colorado Springs at $590,000. If the home was fixed up, it could probably sell for about $700,000. The price tag to fix the damage ranges from $150,000 to $230,000, according to four different contractors, Foster said.

Foster said she wrote the now-viral description and posted it without the homeowner seeing it, so that she couldn’t tell her not to write it the way she did.

“There is a walk-out to a back deck – but don’t go out there as the deck is not necessarily attached to the house in the manner you might hope,” the listing says.

It also includes details about a meat-filled freezer that sat without power for a year.

“So be sure to wear your mask,” the listing said. “Not for anyone else’s protection but your own. You may not be able to endure the smell if you don’t.”

The five-bed, four-bath home was built in 1993 and is near Broadmoor Bluffs Park in southwest Colorado Springs and sits on a spacious 3/4-acre lot.

“This house is not for the faint of heart but for that special person who can see through the rough diamond to the polished gem inside,” the listing reads.

“I don’t know what made it go viral,” Foster said. “My goal is to help get the seller out of this with something.”

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