March 24, 2006

$659,000 3 bedroom 2.75 bathrom 2.8 acre house!!!

HAH! 

Did you really think this was going to be in the Bay Area? No way! It’s Friday! Time for a reality check!

With Microsoft in the news this week, I thought it’s time we took a look at what BAY_AREA_MEDIAN_HOUSE-PRICE – $100,000 could buy you:

REALTOR.com: Find a Home – Listing Detail

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Redmond, WA  98053
MLS ID#: 26034300
 $659,900
3 Bed, 2.75 Bath
2,930 Sq. Ft.
2.8 Acres
 
Single Family Property, Area: Redmond/Carnation, Subdivision: non tract setting, Approximately 2.8 acre(s), Lot is 121968 sq. ft., Year Built: 1997, View, Two story, Hardwood floors

Yeah… that’d be about $2 million here in the Bay Area. Maybe even $3 million.

But Redmond isn’t the Bay Area. They don’t have our gang problems, our public school funding problems, our traffic problems, our sprawl problems — instead, they have rain.

Bay Area wins by a long shot! Still the best place in the world to live!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

4 Responses to “$659,000 3 bedroom 2.75 bathrom 2.8 acre house!!!”

  1. Chris Yeh Says:

    Please stop…I want to cry!

  2. Marius Says:

    That house is in Carnation, WA, which isn’t really Redmond at all. Carnation is a rural farming community many miles out of town.

  3. burbed Says:

    Good to know. I’ll find one closer to Microsoft next time.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Next time you’re picking one out, try http://www.redfin.com

    It has great aerial views of the Redmond area, which should make it easier to find properties near MSFT.

    This one is a few blocks from the MSFT campus.
    http://www.redfin.com/stingray/do/printable-listing?listing-id=148233

    BTW, the earlier poster was correct, Carnation is pretty far out in the sticks. The commute is horrific. Schools are pretty good though. For instance, the junior high has a glass furnace & teaches glass blowing, etc.


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