“Years ago we looked at a house in a Boston suburb that had a suit of armor in the front hall and smelled faintly of urine. There was one room that we could not go into because it was ‘Grandma’ s room.’ I thought I was visiting the Adams family. By the way, we made an offer on the house but were outbid.”
Quote found in this funny article in the NY Times.
This is seriously what Boston real estate is like people, the house smells...and still there are multiple offers.