There’s a saying that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is, and when you see the words “free house” it definitely comes to mind.
People are advertising their homes on Gumtree – like this four-bedroom home in Clyde, Victoria, or this three-bedroom house in Paddington, Queensland – for free. And no, we don’t mean they’re being advertised at such a low price, they’re practically free. They’re being advertised as totally 100 per cent free.
But, of course, there is a catch.
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While the home itself is free, the land underneath it isn’t for sale, and anyone who wants the home will have to pay to remove it. And it’s not cheap.
The total cost of removing and resettling the home could cost up to $75,000, not including your the price of the land you’re moving it to, Seven News reports.
Removing the home from its foundation costs anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000, cleaning the site could cost up to $10,000, and restumping the home at its new location could cost between $10,000 and $25,000. Then you’ll still have to pay for a building certification, which is around $10,000.