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A Queensland home that burned down in a fire and was declared a crime scene more than two years ago has a new owner and the property is for sale at a bargain price.
Located in the village Kingaroy, area 1012 square metersincluding a ruined house, now for sale.
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Being sold “as is”, news reports at the time of the fire stated that the crime scene had been established following a “mysterious fire” at 4.15am on 17th February 2020.
It is understood no one was inside the home at the time of the fire, and a police spokeswoman confirmed an investigation into the cause of the fire was inconclusive.
It was listed for sale on June 6 for $70,000.
“Only a short distance to Kingaroy CBD, parks, swimming pool and public schools,” the listing says.
Zoned residential, it was marketed as a new home or duplex opportunity with an existing shed to the rear.
Freeman Real Estate Kingaroy agent/director Chris Arnold said the property had received interest “from all over”.
“Local residents, out-of-towners, even interstate interests,” he said.
“It was a great mix and I think the price was very attractive.”
Mr Arnold said the local market was still developing, “actually developing”.
“It’s unbelievable,” he said. “Personally, I made nine contracts last week alone and two this week.
“The vacancy rate is still very low and we are still getting 20 to 40 rental applications.
“Most buyers are owner occupiers, and of those it’s about 50/50 interstate.
“When Covid first appeared, people were more afraid to leave the big cities, then they overestimated their quality of life more, but now people realize they can ditch their $700, $800,000, $1 million mortgage and live a simpler life in the regions.”