A house in Virginia had five cash offers (over asking) for a home that a squatter in the basement, and it was listed this way!
One of the offers was accepted! So they knew there was someone living in the basement without a lease and bought it anyway,
It was promoted to be sold "AS IS ONLY" with a mention of the person living there who would have to be evicted. This proves it's a buyers market. One comment on the internet said
800k for 5 bd, 4 ba, and your own serial killer.
This house has more than just a creepy person in the basement. It also has a deck that is not legally up to code, rotting windows, a broken dishwasher, and an upstairs toilet that leaks onto the bottom floor when flushed. What a dream home?!
But let's get back to the squatting. According to Rodgers-Rickert Realty, there are actually 2 squatters there right now. One of them has been calling the basement home for 3 years. He doesn't pay rent or have a lease. He's there illegally.
The current owners realized it was a seller's market. So instead of going through the hassle of courts and eviction, they just sold it "as is". It worked. One person realized this resembles a movie, commenting "Cool we finally got a sequel to Parasite (2019)"