October 16, 2007

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

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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:
Remarks
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:

    http://www.mionline.org/article.php?list=type&type=34

  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:

    @sonarrant

    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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