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Marijuana grow houses – finding out if a house was used as a grow house
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Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak announced over the summer that he would establish a registry of homes that have been formerly used as grow ops and meth labs.
Average overall losses were in the 20 per cent range for properties that had been former grow ops.
A house once used as a grow-op may seem temptingly cheap. But is it really a wise investment?
“Once a property has a negative factor which leads to stigma, every time it is listed for sale or lease that fact must be disclosed by the realtor,” said Lebow.
Grow ops are big business for organized crime. A survey of homes in the Greater Toronto Area for the Star reveals that homes that were used for grow ops sell for an average of about 15 to 25 per cent less than similar homes, according to research by veteran property appraiser Barry Lebow.
Some properties need so much work that they are better off being torn down and used for lot value, she said.