For some reasons there have been a huge interest in abandoned bunkers for sale. Always there is an ad of a bunker for sale it gets at least ten times more hits than homes for sale. Surely, many just click on it out of curiosity but many are seriously interested. What is it that makes bunkers so attractive for buyers?
Although it is considered as the ultimate hiding place, the average underground bunker usually has no windows, just air vents and most of the times no electricity, toilet or running water.
Most subterranean shelters would be accessible through a straight up concrete shaft with a steel ladder, accessed by some sort of concrete or steel hatch on the ground.
The perfect historical restoration project
For all buyers who are interested in a historical restoration venture they are just perfect. It is a truly unique project that is sure to seduce. Unfortunately, there are not as many out there as interested buyers. That’s why, despite the bad state they usually are in they are not cheap.
Some people have been very creative and building their own amazing backyard bunkers. In this case don’t forget to get the proper permits before.
We could also see a recent movement of newly built bunkers – many especially for the upper class – that offer all modern comfort you can think of and look like out of a sci fi movie.
The “bunker for sale scam”
Sadly, whatever triggers a lot of interest in many people also inspires others to come up with a scam. In the bunker story it is no different.
The scam we have seen so far is this:
There is an ad with nice and very cheap bunkers for sale. Once you contact the advertiser, he will explain that he is very sick that is why he priced his bunker for a quick sale. Due to his condition, he is also not able to show the property but someone else can be paid to show it. Therefore, he will ask you for some money to see the bunker before you buy it. Needless to say, that after paying the money you will not hear from him ever again or have any way to get through to him.
Here are some red flags to look out for:
- Price is cheaper than normal
- The seller asks money to show you the property
Another good way is to use the Google Reverse Image Search with the images the advertiser has in the ad. You may find that he copied them from another website.
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