October 9, 2007

San Jose house with a door for mini-me

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 751615
154 N 8TH ST
San Jose, CA 95112
$414,900

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 751615 Approx Age: 97 Years Approx Sq Ft: 960
Detached Single Family 1 Story Victorian
4 Bedrooms 1&1/2 Bathrooms 1 Shower over Tub

Do you have an evil petting zoo? Do you plan on holding the world ransom with sharks with lasers on their heads? If so, you probably have a mini-me.

This house is perfectly evil, and has just the right doors, to be your evil HQ. Consider it today!

Better start practicing that laugh… muahahahaha. muahahahahahaha. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

Comments (5) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am






October 8, 2007

Bay Area real estate outlook: Going UP NOW!

Frequent search queries that lead to this blog:

  • When will bay area house prices go up again?
  • bay area real estate outlook?

The answer?

It’s going up RIGHT NOW.

Why?

GOOG breaks $600!

All you need to do is own  3000 shares and you can easily afford a start home in Palo Alto.

And let’s face it, back when GOOG was $80, didn’t everyone buy some?

Guess what, everyone – you’re priced out forever.

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 11:50 am

Just listed! That’s why the price is $100k less!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 740930
14251 JERILYN DR
San Jose, CA 95127
(East Valley)
$449,950

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 740930 Approx Age: 56 Years Approx Sq Ft: 797
Detached Single Family 1 Story 2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom 1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub

Wow… this Realtor really went the full 9 yards. Soft focus borders. Zoom effect on the price text. Clearly he’s going for a counter ironic retro look. Yes. Counter ironic retro. That explains everything in this ad.

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:54 am

October 5, 2007

$795,000 trailer home – but it’s near Atherton!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 731859
368 BERESFORD AV
Redwood City, CA 94061
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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 731859 Approx Age: 59 Years Approx Sq Ft: 970
Detached Single Family 1 Story 2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers Separate Family Room
Eat in Kitchen Laundry Area – Garage Extra Storage

In some parts of this country, $795,000 might buy you a home with more than 1000 sqft. But would it be right next to Atherton like this property is?

Let’s face it, just because it looks like a mobile home that got stuck, and then fenced in means nothing. It’s NEXT to Atherton. You’re living NEXT to Larry Ellison (sometimes) and a big heap of Googlers.

You know what that means! You’re almost rich! You’ve almost made it! You’re thisssssss close!

And that’s why, this is the house for you.

Comments (7) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:34 am

October 4, 2007

CME says San Francisco will fall 25.9%

Home-Price Outlook Takes Another Shot – WSJ.com

The outlook for house prices is getting even gloomier as traders on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange bet on steep price declines and the number of homes for sale grows.

Traders on the CME expect home prices in 10 major cities to drop an average of about 10% from mid-2007 to November 2011, according to an analysis by Tradition Financial Services Inc., New York, of prices for housing futures traded on the exchange.

Oh yeah? But what about Palo Alto?

That’s right – the growth number is so large, they couldn’t fit it on this graph.

This is yet another example of MSM (Main Street Media) manipulating data to hide the truth we know in our hearts.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: burbed @ 6:26 am

A green, eco-friendly, drought resistance house in Santa Clara

Thanks J&N for this find! Sorry I didn’t post it earlier!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 744990
2828 BRUCE CT
Santa Clara, CA 95051
$673,500

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**Great Santa Clara Remodel**
This Great Santa Clara Home has been Completely Remodeled Inside. The 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage Home has New Central Forced Air Heating & Air Conditioning. The Low Maintanance Yard is Handicap Accesible in Front & Back. The Double Pane Windows are covered with Beautiful Plantation Shutters from Germany. All Doors are New, as well as all the Light Fixtures & Baseboards. The Porch has a Custom Rod Iron Railing. The Garage Door & Opener are New. This Home features a New Central Vacuum System & New Plumbing. The Original Hardwood Floors have been Beautifully Refinished. The Water Heater is New along with the Washer & Dryer. All Fences are New. New Interior Texture as well as New Paint In & Out. The Approx. 240 sf. Bonus Room has Building Plans for 2 rooms & a bath.($6500 value)Termite Clearance Available. Come and See this Great Property!!

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 744990 Approx Age: 49 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1095
Detached Single Family 1 Story 4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower 1 Shower over Tub
1 Tub Eat in Kitchen Living Rm/Dining Rm Combo

I love “green” houses. We waste so much water each year on lawns. That’s why this house will make home owning guilt free. Even better, check out the back yard:

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That’s right my friends – you won’t need to water that either. And check out the windows! Sealed to reduce cooling costs.

Mother earth will thank you for buying this house.

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am

October 3, 2007

Some new stuff at Redfin

Cynthia from online real estate brokerage Redfin here. We’ve been enjoying reading your blog – short, sweet and hilarious. I seriously laughed out loud today at the Saw 5 post. Such a perfect description.

We just launched a SF Bay Area page of Redfin (http://sfbay.redfin.com/). It has all sorts of good local information all in one place – you can access popular home searches in one click, check out what home buyers and sellers are asking in the Forum (http://forums.redfin.com/rf/board?board.id=BayArea), find helpful local info … and the best part, click right through to Burbed! We added you to our real estate blog links as a good resource for people looking or leering in the Bay Area. Would it be too much to ask to be added under your “Tools” section? http://sfbay.redfin.com/

And now you know about some new stuff at Redfin.

(No, I was not paid to make this announcement. What do you take me for? A crooked appraiser?)

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I know where Saw 5 will be filmed…

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 741218
Redwood City, CA 94061
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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 741218 Approx Age: 52 Years Approx Sq Ft: 810
Detached Single Family 1 Story Traditional
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Stall Shower
1 Tub Eat in Kitchen Wall to Wall Carpeting

This amazing house is so mysterious, they didn’t even bother to list the address. I bet there’s a bunch of secret passages and what not in this 810 sqft house. Maybe even a dungeon.

I bet this house is going to go for $1 million when the producers of Saw 5 get get a hold of it! Great investment idea!

Comments (6) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:29 am

October 2, 2007

What potential! $639,000 scraper in Redwood City

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 739488
3212 BAY RD
Redwood City, CA 94063
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WHAT POTENTIAL!

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 739488 Approx Age: 59 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1200
Detached Single Family 1 Story Traditional
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower
1 Tub Living Rm/Dining Rm Combo Bonus Room

There’s something to be said about short and sweet ads – this is one of them.

WHAT POTENTIAL!

It conjures up everything American: optimism, hope, freedom. Debt.

Movoto adds:

**POTENTIAL 1,200SF Handyman’s Dream, this home is in need of some TLC; Could become a beauty. What a great opportunity for you! GARAGE converted to 3rd room w/out permits.As-Is sale. Call LA w/?. SELLER MOTIVATED

WHAT POTENTIAL!

I bet you could easily add a 4th or 5th room without permits. Go for it!

Comments (16) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:23 am

October 1, 2007

“SF foreclosure activity DOWN”

SFHomeBlog.com – A San Francisco Real Estate Blog: SF foreclosure activity DOWN
‘Yesterday’s article on sfgate.com “Bay Area Foreclosure Activity Skyrockets” contains an interesting fact hidden in the article’s by-county graph: though every other Bay Area county saw large, and sometimes huge (hundreds of percent), increases in Notices of Default and Notices of Trustee Sale in August, in San Francisco the activity in both are actually down from a year ago. SF Notices of Default are down 16% from 8/06 and Notices of Trustee Sale are down over 60%. The information is from RealtyTrac and I confirmed with the author that the SF stats were not a typo.

So, at least for the time being (or at least comparing 8/07 with 8/06), SF continues to buck national, state and Bay Area trends in foreclosure activity.

Patrick Carlisle
Director of Business Development’

This site doesn’t usually cover SF because this is a 2.0 site (SF is so 1.0), but still this news is worth calling out.

Congrats to SF! You’re still in the Bay Area!

Comments (3) -- Posted by: burbed @ 11:04 am