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    Just wondering what you'd have to do to get one of these back on the market?

    The properties are selling for very cheap, I was hoping someone had some info on this. Also, how does one go about making an offer?

    Does one have to still mention that it was a grow op after it has been cleaned?
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    Default Re: "Contaminated Grow Operations"

    Originally posted by Weapon_R
    Just wondering what you'd have to do to get one of these back on the market?

    The properties are selling for very cheap, I was hoping someone had some info on this. Also, how does one go about making an offer?

    Does one have to still mention that it was a grow op after it has been cleaned?
    By cleaning, do you mean replacing the drywall, carpet, etc. From what I have heard, there is a lot of work to make the places safe to live in again.

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    Most are complete reno's or are torn down. The high humidity from the grow op causes toxic molds to grow everywhere. If it's cheap, it better be selling for just the land.

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    Former grow operations have a Health Hazard Warning registered on title. I am not sure how much a grow operation mediation costs, generally it entails stripping everything down, treating the wood and starting fresh again. Offers on grow operations are handled through Court of Queen's bench. The Courts like to see clean, condition free offers and a deposit much accompany the offer.

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    Some of those cleanup jobs could take upwards of $20-$30k to clean up.. it's basically gutting out the whole house, scrubbing it down, and rebuilding the interior..

    I do believe the growup must be disclosed.. I heard it has to be registered on title for a period of time.

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    if your interested in purchasing a ex grow op house theres one right behind me

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    Originally posted by GQBalla
    if your interested in purchasing a ex grow op house theres one right behind me
    Did you get warehouse-direct pricing?

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    a somewhat of a friend bought a duplex in Bankview that's a grow op.. he had to strip the whole thing down and redo the whole house.. not sure how he's doing with it.. but it's a lot of work..

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    I think we're all interested in hearing what ashee has to say on the subject.
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    Default former grow ops

    We had one for sale down the street, it went for higher than some of the other non-contaminated houses, I couldn't figure that one out for the life of me.

    Basically the CRHA comes in checks air quality etc, if it passes you can live in it. Pathetic! I don't even like living near it.

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    http://www.calgaryrealestatelink.com...ana%20grow-ops

    This is an interesting article on it.

    You can find grow ops on a regular basis on sites that have Foreclosure listings.

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    Here is a former Grow-Op that just came on the market. CIBC is the vendor for this one.

    Braeside Grow House

    MLS C3226638
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    Originally posted by JRSC00LUDE
    I think we're all interested in hearing what ashee has to say on the subject.
    haha She should be throwing her 2 or 3 cents worth in here any minute now
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    I looked into grow-op houses briefly earlier this year.

    The realtor that I was talking with told me two things
    1.) No one can sell a house unless it has been deemed liveable byt the city. So what she told me was that if I buy a grow op house (even from teh bank) it has already passed some sort of certification saying its healthy to live in.
    2.) When selling a grow house You have to disclose that it is a (or was) a grow op house.


    Not only do these houses have issues with mold, but you may also find serious structural issues (Ie holes in foundation to hide secret vent pipes to sewer, holes in walls, shotty electrical wiring) You have to remember that the ruthless drug lords (lol) who were using these houses were not concerned about the resale value of the home.

    1-10 grow op houes burn to the ground.... Might be a good way to make some money off insurance?? hahah
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    I dont believe the part about it having to be in liveable condition to sell it but I could be wrong. Ive seen several grow op houses for sale that were as high as 80k in renos to make liveable again.

    It depends on the place. Many of them have to be stripped right down to the frame. And then you have to disclose it was a growup I think, so its like selling an accident car.

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    Originally posted by broken_legs
    I looked into grow-op houses briefly earlier this year.

    The realtor that I was talking with told me two things
    1.) No one can sell a house unless it has been deemed liveable byt the city. So what she told me was that if I buy a grow op house (even from teh bank) it has already passed some sort of certification saying its healthy to live in.

    Yup, you're right.

    For it to be forsale to the average Joe, it has to already have passed the air quality tests, and be deemed liveable.

    Already looked into this aswell

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    I attended a seminar hosted by the Calgary Real Estate Board and CPS on grow houses and it was amazing at the horrid conditions a lot of these homes are in. Of course, for the purposes of the seminar, they showed us the worst of the worst. The structural integrity of many of the homes we were shown was severely compromised. I am not going to guess on costs of remediation, but I do know it can be quite substantial.
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    Originally posted by HRD2PLZ
    I attended a seminar hosted by the Calgary Real Estate Board and CPS on grow houses and it was amazing at the horrid conditions a lot of these homes are in. Of course, for the purposes of the seminar, they showed us the worst of the worst. The structural integrity of many of the homes we were shown was severely compromised. I am not going to guess on costs of remediation, but I do know it is quite substantial.
    Many Realtors won't sell a former grow operation because they aren't comfortable with it. I had a client last year who wanted to purchase one and I ended up referring them to another agent in my office because I didn't want the liability or guilty conscience of selling them a house I couldn't stand behind.
    that house you posted. how come it says "This property can NOT be viewd. NO SHOWINGS."? why aren't you allowed to see it?
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    If a grow house is bought and re-finished to meet the standards is it still considered as an ex-grow opp, when u resell??

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    Originally posted by dj_honda


    that house you posted. how come it says "This property can NOT be viewd. NO SHOWINGS."? why aren't you allowed to see it?
    I am not the listing Realtor for that property. My only guess would be the house is not safe for showings. One of the many schedules for the purchase contract will outline that the house is bought in "as-is" condition. I would imagine one could look through the windows but I bet the structural integrity of this home has been compromised and neither the bank or listing Realtor/Brokerage want to take on the liability in the event something happens during a showing.


    Originally posted by superman1
    If a grow house is bought and re-finished to meet the standards is it still considered as an ex-grow opp, when u resell??
    Yes. As far as I have been told, even a remediated home will have the Health Hazard warning registered on title. I know as per my Broker's instructions, anything we list that was a former grow-operation must be disclosed in the listing.

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