Grow House - should you ask the neighbor?

It was a newer home, vacant, recently finished basement with ceramic tiles that were lifting off the cement floor, the electrical panel had a knockout missing in the side but no front breaker knockouts missing. A recent steam room…built in the basement!
The elbows on the high efficiency furnace and hot water tank exhaust appeared new. The whole house had been painted. Attic was clear, no foot prints even.
But… seemed suspicious, so I went across the street and asked the neighbor, an elderly lady if there was anything unusual about the house. She smiled and said that a few years ago… Police, men in white suits and plants removed from the house.
I forwarded the information to the realtor and client.

Realtor was pleased I went out of my way to investigate.

Your thoughts are appreciated.


Good call. At least now the info is disclosed. Just because it was a grow house does not necessarily mean it hasn’t been cleaned up or there was a problem to begin with.

This is takenm from another BB Website:

*" This is how they grow it in Tennessee . This grow was underneath a *
*house in a cave. The entrance was through a secret hydraulic door in the *
*garage that led to a concrete ramp that went about 50 yards into the *
*ground. Inside the cave was living quarters and a secret escape hatch that *
*led you through a tunnel that exited via another hydraulic door that *
*opened up a rock on the outside. It was very elaborate. The set up *
*allowed them to harvest every 60 days which resulted in multi-million *
*dollar sales. One of the guys busted was living in a house on the water *
*in FL and had a nice yacht. *
*One of the agents here in Nashville worked on this for 5 years *
before the warrant was finally served in December." "

The listing realtor shaould have made the inquiry re: if the house had been used as a grow op as part of the realtor’s responsibility