October 16, 2007

You too can be a cowboy at this Redwood City house!

407 5TH, Redwood City 94063 (Redwood City)
$599,000 Beds: 2 bed(s) Baths: 1 bath(s) MLS: 753282407.jpgProperty Overview
407 5TH
Redwood City (Redwood City) 94063
Detached Single Family (Class 1)
Bed/Bath: 2 / 1
SqFt: 1,164
Lot: 5,635 sq ft
Age: 57 years
List Price: $599,000
Assoc Fee:
Own the American Dream! Your new home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a bonus room that could act as a 3rd bedroom. The fenced back yard is great for corralling small children or pets. Additioinally, there’s a seperate small cottage that’s leased at $800.00 per month; that’s $9,600.00 per year!

Ah – the American Dream. Nothing is American Dream like having to rent out a small college on your property – nope nothing like that at all. And, of course, that $9,600 is tax free – wink wink – that’s American too!

But the fact of the matter is that many Americans have always dreamed about being cowboys – a distinctly American profession. Well, if you own this house, you can practice corralling small children or pets! Maybe you could have a rodeo and lasso your cat! Try riding your dog! Or other American Dream fun fill activities.

Your dream fulfilled – in Redwood City.

Comments (7) -- Posted by: burbed @ 7:13 am

7 Responses to “You too can be a cowboy at this Redwood City house!”

  1. sonarrat Says:

    This is close to Atherton, but it’s still North Fair Oaks and it’s still the ghetto. That stretch of Middlefield is a hotspot for Hispanic day laborers hanging out waiting for work:


  2. John Says:

    Wow, careful with ‘riding your dog’. You could inadvertantly generate some interest from the Cowboys in The City! What a wonderful house, my DREAM for sure…

  3. TomM Says:

    After living there and looking for a home there, here’s how RWC works in six simple rules:

    Rule #1: The closer to El Camino the place is, faster away you should run.
    Rule #2: If the street starts with a number (e.g., 3rd, 4th, or 5th), AVOID IT
    Rule #3: If the street is named after a president, AVOID IT
    Rule #4: If the street starts with a letter (e.g. A st, B st), it could be decent. That neighborhood is on the San Carlos border. Some of the letter streets are better than others.
    Rule #5: If the street is a state name (e.g. Oregon, Indiana), you’re pretty good.
    Rule #6: Move the hills if you can!

  4. Daniel Says:

    Hello from the past! What is it like in November 2007? In particular, what are the next 5 Lotto picks so I can afford a house in San Jose?

  5. sonarrat Says:

    TomM: How about the President names in the deep western portion – say the area around Jefferson & Alameda?

  6. TomM Says:


    Yes, Jefferson gets MUCH better as you approach Alameda De Las Pulgas and away from El Camino. Things start improving once you get past Valota Rd, in general. Jefferson is still a pretty busy byway, though. I really miss the Key Market up on Jefferson near Alameda – they had a really good butcher. Better than Whole Foods at much more reasonable price. It’s one of the few things I miss about the neighborhood.

    Hudson St is a notible exception which is lined with 100-year old custom homes between Jefferson and Whipple. They reach up into the millions – however, I’m not sure I’d like to live there. It’s a busy street and the neighborhood starts to get really crappy only a block away.

  7. sonarrat Says:

    Thanks TomM, moving into that area soon and that sounds like a nice vote of confidence. Sorry for derailing the topic!

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