I passed this house today - a deceased estate that sold at auction. The house and yard was an utter shambles - peeling paint, a few windows boarded up, just a complete wreck.
The view from the back was even worse. Torn, faded and ragged curtains hanging in the windows. Plywood over a broken window. Back fence partly knocked down etc etc.
The block is over 500 square metres, which means that the land value is probably over $750,000. It amazes me that people will live in absolute squalor because they are unwilling to let go of the past, sell their house and move somewhere clean and liveable.
If I end up like this, just shoot me.