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Gingerbread home ad for $4.5 million strikes a nerve in Vancouver

Ari Ron's craiglist ad for a gingerbread home selling for $4.5 million has struck a nerve with many Vancouverites who are fed up with the real estate market.

Ad mocks near-to-impossible Vancouver real estate

Ari Ron's ad for a gingerbread home selling for $4.5 million has struck a nerve in Vancouver, given the city's tough market. (Craigslist)

It's commonly accepted fact that buying a home in Vancouver's tough real estate market is a hair-pulling challenge.

Sky-high prices often accompany small homes that need repairs and many just feel priced out of the homes they would actually want. 

That's why Ari Ron's craiglist ad for a gingerbread home selling for $4.5 million struck a nerve with many Vancouverites who are fed up with the real estate market. 

Ari Ron's made this gingerbread home and posted a mock ad on Craigslist. (CBC)

"It's very cute and small and it reminds me of something: the Vancouver housing market ... this tiny, old-looking home that maybe you would buy on a small lot for development purposes for an outrageous price," he said. 

It took Ron about an hour to build the gingerbread home. The ad promises a 1 foot by 9 inches bungalow without water hookup on Vancouver's west side. It also has a landscaped garden and a parking spot. 

Ron said he has received several mock inquiries, such as one who said their final best offer was $1.5 million. 

"Better price per square foot than most of the downtown closets," said one commenter on Reddit

If someone does actually buy the gingerbread house — for any price — Ron says he'll donate the money to charity.

With files from Tina Lovgreen

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