February 28, 2006

What does a $1 million house look like… in CT?

Compare and contrast time!

I’ve heard that David Letterman lives in New Canaan, CT. It’s probably not too shabby of a town. I wondered what a million dollar house would look like there, compared to a million dollar house here in the Bay Area.

So here’s a million dollar house in the town where Letterman lives. Houses there are pretty pricy – this is pretty much at the bottom of the food chain:

REALTOR.com: Find a Home – Listing Detail

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New Canaan, CT 06840
MLS ID#: 98269014
$1,095,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,932 Sq. Ft.
1.01 Acres
Single Family Property, Area: 953, Approximately 1.01 acre(s), Year Built: 1954, Basement, Fireplace(s), Dining room, Den, Hardwood floors

To access this webpage directly, use http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1055519634
Property Features

* Single Family Property
* Area: 953
* Year Built: 1954
* 3 total bedroom(s)
* 2 total bath(s)
* 2 total full bath(s)
* Approximately 1932 sq. ft
* 2 car garage
* Attached parking
* Heating features: Wood stove, Forced air
* Interior features: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Microwave, Family room on main floor, Master bedroom upstairs, Cedar closets, Partially finished basement, Dining room has wood floor, Walk-in closet(s), Eat-in kitchen, Kitchen has vinyl floor, Living room has wood floor, Master bedroom is carpeted, Breakfast nook, Formal dining room, Foyer, Library/study, Play room
* Exterior features: Level lot, Septic sewer system, Water supply from well(s), Patio
* Exterior construction: Stone, Vinyl siding

Not bad… 1 acre of land. You certainly won’t be seeing your neighbors anytime soon!
Tomorrow, let’s see what $1 million buys you in a Bay Area city.

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Dan Gillmor links to Burbed!

Home Prices and People’s Long-Range Dreams | Bayosphere
UPDATE: Just spotted the SF Bay Area Home Price and Mortgage Insanity Blog. Can you say “piling on?”

Dan Gillmor’s blog

Cool! Dan linked to this site today!

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February 27, 2006

Valleywag calls this site “house porn”

Valleywag
This and other house porn at the “SF Bay Area home price insanity blog,” Burbed.

Thanks for the link Valleywag!

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$749k for a 3br/1.5 bath 950 sqft house – demolition not included

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 602714
Call Your Real Estate Professional
For The Address
Redwood City, CA 94061
(Redwood City)

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$749,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 602714 Approx Age: 81 Years Approx Sq Ft: 950
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cabin
3 Bedrooms 1&1/2 Bathrooms 1 Shower over Tub
1 Tub Floor Furnace Heat City/Public Water
1 Car Garage Lot: 1 to 4,500 Sq Ft Deck
Built-In Oven 1 Dishwasher Disposal
Fireplace

Well at least it has a fence!

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February 24, 2006

3/1 (legally 2/1) house in East Palo Alto $579,000 – 940 sqft

Real Estate for the Bay Area- BayHomeSite.com
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listing information
Listing ID: 40127150
Price: $579,000
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1
Sq ft: 940
property information
Type: Single-Family
amenities & features
Fireplace Laudry Room
Garage
2162 RALMAR AV.

PRICE TO SELL. DON’T MISS THIS 3BD/1BTH HOME, LIVING ROOM WITH FIRE PLACE, LARGE FRONT YARD. SAN MATEO COUNTY SHOWS 2BD/1BTH. SELLER VERY MOTIVATED !!!! GARAGE CONVERTED TO A ROOM WITHOUT PERMIT. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AS-IS PRESENT CONDITIONS

If you like to live dangerously… But what’s even more odd are the photos linked from that page. They really focus on the yard. Why don’t they want to show the house? Hmmm…

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February 23, 2006

Reader Question: Are these house prices for real?

Wow, a lot of people linked to this blog lately! Neato!

There were some questions in the comments on other blogs – I’m not sure why people don’t just go post comments here.

So… here’s a new category: Questions!

And today’s question I’m going to answer: “Are these prices for real?”

Yes. They are for real. And no, the price people pay will not be significantly lower than the advertised price – typically, you have to outbid others.

Got a question or a suggestion? Email me! burbed@-remove-burbed.com

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February 22, 2006

Reader Submission: $499,000 for a 5/3.5… is it in California?

sarritahunn writes “super-reality check, I live in SF but this is my hometown”

REALTOR.com: Find a Home – Listing Detail

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2238 E Southview St
Ozark, MO 65721
MLS ID#: 512316
$499,000
5 Bed, 3.5 Bath
3,829 Sq. Ft.
5.05 Acres

Hm… $500k for a house with metal bars on the window in what was once called the murder capital of America, or $500k for a 5/3.5 house in Ozark, MO.

Sorry sarritahunn, but I’ll have to stick with the insanity!

Fret not, other readers – back to Bay Area housing in the next entry! Submit your worst find and be mentioned on Burbed.com!

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February 21, 2006

$506,000 for a 2br/1ba house in East Palo Alto.

Note: This is in East Palo Alto

Real Estate for the Bay Area- BayHomeSite.com2239poplar.jpg

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Listing ID: 40121027
Price: $506,000
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Sq ft: 1,010
property information
Type: Single-Family
amenities & features
Fireplace Dining Room
Laudry Room Garage

Well at least the metal bars on the windows come for free.

Comments (2) -- Posted by: burbed @ 11:43 pm

$764,900 for a 827 sqft house in Cupertino

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 608444
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21820 LOMITA AV
Cupertino, CA 95014
(Cupertino)
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$764,900

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 608444 Approx Age: 60 Years Approx Sq Ft: 827
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower

Be sure to check out this article about Cupertino: The New White Flight. Pretty wacky.

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February 15, 2006

WSJ.com – Share of People Owning Homes Is Leveling Off

WSJ.com – Share of People Owning Homes Is Leveling Off
After climbing steadily for a decade, the nation’s homeownership rate appears to have leveled off.

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I’m semi-surprised that the Bay Area was only 4th. But the other 3 are California… so that makes sense.

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