November 30, 2007

The ironic post of the week

MLS-2.com: Property Details
525 WILLOW ST, San Jose,CA,95125 – $599,000

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2 Beds 900 Sq.Ft. Aprx. Guest Parking MLS#: 761286
1.0 Baths 4,356 Lot Size 78 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-11-05

Description – 525 WILLOW ST, San Jose,CA,95125
Recently used as Office (zoned c)..great for small business..remodeled and upgrades includes dual pane windows, central AC, laminate floors, pre-wired cat5 and pbx phones, super location to downtown Willow Glen and easy frwy access. Street and rear parking. don’t miss it!

Thanks to Burbed Reader Brendan for this find.

It’s not every day that you get a chance to buy a house that was previously used by a Realtor. Since it was, you know that they’re selling it to you because now is a great time to buy or sell a home! You’ll also know that they’re doing you a favor by offering you the best home at the best price at the best location.

Who’s not a winner from this deal?

(BTW, be sure to ask if they have an appraiser and mortgage broker they recommend!)

Comments (7) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

7 Responses to “The ironic post of the week”

  1. ex-sunnyvale-renter Says:

    Endless Suburbia describes this area best, with the 880 freeway disguised under a different name roaring by.

    Everyone loves cars! Zoom! Zoom!

  2. sonarrat Says:

    You’re thinking of 17, actually, but 87 is just as busy because it’s a major connection from south San Jose to downtown and the airport. It’s also close to the Tamien Caltrain station, and the busy 25 bus runs on this street from 5 am until after midnight. Good for a business, not so much for a home.

    As for the former realty office part.. instant classic. I almost fell over laughing.

  3. rick Says:

    That place is a dump.

    This insanity has certainly helped some of the previous poor to rocket the prosperity, I’ve never imagined buying a house in these kind of places, let alone for that much money.

    Any guess how long before this sliding house go into BK?

  4. rick Says:

    oops, foreclosure I mean.

  5. ex-sunnyvale-renter Says:

    That whole area is suburban hell at its worst though – everyone RACES off to work RACES home, and never talks to their neighbor. Traffic is high-speed, and every kid is a target except your own little darlings of course.

    There is so much of this, just endless sprawl, that I can’t imagine it being worth much of anything in a real market correction. In a few years, you might rent that house for $500 a month, and then only if you have one of the few jobs left in the area, in the grimly struggling offices of Ebay or something.

  6. 3rd Generation Says:

    Look, this place is so old that is was built before the automobile was in general use. No garage, improvised driveway, probably in a picture-postcard beautiful safe neighborhood 85-90 yrs ago. Now, just another insanely overpriced shitbox in shithole San Jose. This place should be plowed under for fill.

    Would you move into this dump?

  7. ex-sunnyvale-renter Says:

    Yeah, sure, I’d move in for $500 a month….. because I’m fairly certain I can make enough to afford that by drawing people at farmers’ markets and Alice’s Restaurant and so on.

    But if I bought it the mortgage would have to be $400.


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