April 30, 2009

Contractor special in San Jose. Needs new… uh… everything!

911 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125 – Trulia

911 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125

$349,000

916554740-911

1 br 1 ba 860 sqft Single-Family Home
Description provided by Trulia.
Description provided by Realty Trac.
Contractor special! ! Diamond in the Rough – Great location, deep lot. Home needs TLC. Quieter part of Curtner. Lowest price home around. Motivated Sellers! Potential seller financing.

Now come on… would you really need owner financing for this. I mean, most Bay Area folks can pay this on their credit cards.

That said, I do like the tarp roof thing going on. It’s protecting the brand new roof so that when you move in, it will be all nice, new and shiny. Right?

And the garage door… don’t worry… it’s part of the disguise to ensure no one will break in to steal your car. And check out how long that drive way is! Can you say “Runway”?

At .13 acres, this is an exceptional deal in Willow Glen.

Thanks again to sonarrat for today’s find!

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:01 am

13 Responses to “Contractor special in San Jose. Needs new… uh… everything!”

  1. A. Lewis Says:

    Yes, the tarp is like that protective plastic you see on new cars on the car carriers or in the lots – just keeping it pristine for the new owners!

    In fact, they should vacuum seal all houses for sale in the bay area to keep them from spoiling in the summer heat.

    It might be a little hard on the renters that haven’t vacated yet, but what do they expect – they’re renters!

  2. sonarrat Says:

    The best part for me is the garage doors, which look like a single iron casting made to mimic the appearance of a real garage door.

  3. Pralay Says:

    House number 911 – that’s so scary.

  4. Jonquil Says:

    What the heck is the illegible scribble in the second realtor picture?

  5. nomadic Says:

    I was wondering that too. Maybe approved permits for something.

  6. BobbyS Says:

    “What the heck is the illegible scribble in the second realtor picture?”

    Looks either like a salmon fillet or a diagram of a 747.

  7. BobbyS Says:

    I swear, the listings are having more bizarre and random images. Perhaps the realtor was searching in vain for some semblance of a decent looking image to post, but could only scrape up the very blurry and far away shot of the front of the house and some random scribing that was just lying around the office.

  8. BuyersAreIdiots Says:

    Perhaps the realtor was searching in vain for some semblance of a decent looking image to post, but could only scrape up the very blurry and far away shot of the front of the house and some random scribing that was just lying around the office

    LOL

    I just thought of a great new invention: Realtor Beer Goggles!
    It’s a pair of goggles you give to prospective FBs when they are viewing your property. That way, instead of seeing a shack like the one above, they see the Taj Mahal! :-D

  9. DreamT Says:

    180+ days on Trulia, yet the sellers are motivated?
    In any case they were not motivated to water their lawn…

  10. nomadic Says:

    At least they were motivated enough to cut the price $100k. Another $100k and they just might sell it!

  11. Pralay Says:

    180+ days on Trulia, yet the sellers are motivated?
    ——

    Keeping home in market more than 180 days – isn’t that a proof of ultimate motivation? Probably relentless motivated seller would be proper description.

  12. Robert Says:

    Wow… there’s a house across the street from this one (a *real* house, not something with a tarp on it) on the market for $425K. (For that, you don’t need a tarp on the roof, and it’s got a bigger 8700 square foot lot.) I remember being amazed by the prices for houses on this stretch of Curtner, but I never would have imagined they’d drop so far so fast. If you could handle the constant stream of traffic and packed on-street parking, it wouldn’t be a bad house.

    But $425K in Willow Glen – wow. It almost seems like prices are getting… er… less insane!

  13. Robert Says:

    I’d also love to know what the “quieter” part of Curtner means, unless they mean it’s quieter than the Monterey Highway end. The stretch of Curtner around Lincoln a


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