December 20, 2007

Redwood City house that needs to be tinted due to termite damage Property Details
2793 BLENHEIM AV, Redwood City,CA,94063 – $399,000


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3 Beds 800 Sq.Ft. Aprx. Garage-Converted MLS#: 708193
2.0 Baths 2,625 Lot Size 52 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-02-19

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Description – 2793 BLENHEIM AV, Redwood City,CA,94063
3rd bed 2nd bath no permits, roof needs to be replaced, lots of termite damage, needs to be tinted. lots of code violations.laundry in back no permits. bring your tools for this one! Property is being sold as-is!

Thanks to Burbed reader Geoff for pointing this one out. Wow… I hate when termites make your house so washed out, that it needs to be tinted.

But wait, Geoff mentioned this house because he had previously seen it on this site. He’s right! In fact, it was featured back in July!

Hm, it seems the description has changed a little bit since then:


Wow… a 22.5% price chop. Redwood City is definitely in danger of falling out of The Real Bay Area!

Oh, more bad news- according to zillow, this house last sold on 3/16/2004 for $460,000.

Ouch, a 13% loss. I guess they’re making more land in Redwood City after all!

Comments (17) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:13 am

17 Responses to “Redwood City house that needs to be tinted due to termite damage”

  1. rick Says:


    Burbed, I think we should start betting when these junk sh*t finally get sold for.

    My take:

    $200k. With termite treated and no AS-IS.

    I think there is better luck that this one cripples because of termites than it gets sold.

  2. TomM Says:

    RWC has tons of houses like this and I hate every single one of them. Seeing as how most of the house is not visible from the street (that front window is actually the converted garage), they’re perfect if you hate people.

  3. sonarrat Says:

    Redwood City is four times as slummy as the slummiest parts of Sunnyvale. I made the mistake of living there. Never again! I broke my lease to get the hell out, and that was considered a “good” neighborhood too (by the pathetic RWC standards).

  4. E-Rod Says:

    Realtors, Bring us your Tools!!

  5. Renter Says:

    It was last sold on 3/16/2004 for $460K with 100% financing. The owner can just walk away and let the bank eat the loss.

  6. ex-sunnyvale-renter Says:

    Yes, RWC *is* a slum, been there. Notice these houses are always by warm, wonderful, El Camino Real.

    I know someone who lives in RWC, he takes in roomers to make his mortgage payments, I’ve heard his tales of landlording woe, and what a creepshow. As in, he only has the fridge turned on at certain times, it’s on a timer. Lots of other stuff on timers too. Micro-management of his roomer’s lives, for this in return they steal his tools, fill his garage with stuff, and get strung out on drugs. The whole thing’s one huge hooting CREEPSHOW.

    RWC ….. I quit a boxing club there because there was too much fighting going on, bada…BAM! Thankyew, thankyew, try the fish…

  7. JayDawg Says:

    In addition to getting tinted, I would throw some 24″ rims on this hoopty.

  8. ex-sunnyvale-renter Says:

    Throw A Kit On It! – Moped Army

  9. SJSidelineSitter Says:

    What’s classic about this is the original listing in July states “IMMACULATE HOME” and now? AS-IS, termite damage, no permits, needs roof . . .

  10. Mark Says:

    It’s funny how the occupants can afford satellite TV but not a termite inspection. Forget the tinting, just bring your bulldozer!

  11. Kevin Says:

    “As in, he only has the fridge turned on at certain times, itโ€™s on a timer.”

    That makes no sense whatsoever. Sounds like your friend is a poor judge of character.

    Anyway. RWC does have a slummy area like most Peninsula towns that straddle EC, but head west and the neighborhoods are gorgeous. Drive up Whipple, go up and down along Alameda de Las Pulgas, then west on Edgewood. Sorry, but the whole city is hardly a “slum”.

  12. ex-sunnyvale-renter Says:

    Kevin – my friend does that to save money. Pinches pennies until they scream, puts things in timers etc so that is a major factor in the phantasmagorical hell living there must be. Plus he seems to have a talent for renting to paranoids, tool-stealers, druggies, weirdos, etc.

    Oh yeah you go West towards the hills and it gets NICE. There’s just slum along the ECR, railroad tracks, 101.

  13. Kevin Says:

    How does letting your food spoil and/or melt (freezer) a bit every day save you money?

  14. burbed Says:

    Actually, from what I’ve heard, the power can go out for a few hours, and your food won’t spoil if your have a good fridge, and you don’t open it.

    Of course, the “good fridge” part is challenging. From what I’ve heard, the retro 1950 fridges are much more sealing than the new ones with 1080p multi-touch quad proc discrete graphic wimax enabled fridges.

  15. sonarrat Says:

    Kevin – I lived in a DEEP westside neighborhood, two blocks from Alameda de las Pulgas. I got yelled at in Spanish when I tried to do my laundry, noise violations came from all sides, entire cases of beer stunk up the recycling bin, and it seemed like everyone drove either a lifted pickup or a motorcycle. It probably was better outside that complex, but what a miserable little trap of a place.

  16. Kevin Says:

    sonarrat- believe me, I know RWC very well. I have family ties there going back well before WWII. I’ve spent a *lot* of time there. Your place may have been a bad situation for you, but it is not representative of the entire city. There’s far more “good” RWC than “bad”. I’m just sayin’, ya know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. sonarrat Says:

    Oh, I’m sure the apartments on Jefferson Avenue and Woodside Road aren’t indicative of ALL of Redwood City. But just because you’re west of El Camino Real doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.

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