May 27, 2009

Do you like Halibut? Do you like Carmel? Well you'll love Foster City then!

This week, we celebrate the 5 Bay Area cities featured in Forbes’ “Top 25 Towns To Live Well (and have good access to Venture Capital)”. Coming in at #10:

1338 HALIBUT St, Foster City, CA 94404 | MLS# 80915731
1338 HALIBUT St Foster City, CA 94404
Price: $999,998

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,700
$/Sq. Ft.: $588
Lot Size: 6,175 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Traditional
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1968
Community: Carmel Village
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80915731
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 54 days
Every once in a while a property becomes available that offers a rare and extraordinary opportunity! Nestled in the heart of Foster City with a bright Western exposure this totally remodeled ranch style home invites the most discriminating buyer home to perfection. Showcasing a unique combination of charm, detail and today???s design, this home offers it all! Close to schools, parks, shopping & trans

Carmel (Village). Halibut (St). If you love any of those things, you’ll love this Foster City house.

But wait, there’s more – it’s in the heart of Foster City.

This kind of stuff only happens every once in a while so this is an extraordinary opportunity. Are you the discriminating enough of a buyer to own this home?

More importantly, unlike the rest of Foster City, when the Bay rises by a foot, your house won’t immediately be under water. And you know what that means – less supply, more demand. Kabooom! Watch as the value of your house soars!

You’ll thank me… but first, buy a Hummer H2 to help expedite the process!

Comments (17) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:32 am

17 Responses to “Do you like Halibut? Do you like Carmel? Well you'll love Foster City then!”

  1. nomadic Says:

    As I scrolled through the pics on Redfin, I figured it was a flip. It has all the classic signs. Kind of like the 1960’s tract housing of today.

  2. Tallysmom Says:

    Wow. Almost a million bucks for a very ordinary boring dull neutral house.

    I am so tired of Clopay garage doors. Nothing screams Home Depot like Clopay garage doors… Bleh…

  3. UnrealAlex Says:

    So ….. it’s 2 feet above sea level? Foster City is built on landfill, houses ought to be built like beached boats, with a hull and keel underneath so when the water comes in, they’ll just float.

  4. a. lewis Says:

    $1M for a boring 3BD in Foster City? Prices have a long way to fall.

  5. ZoomProspector Says:

    [Redacted by Burbed]

  6. Alex Says:

    hmm my messages aren’t showing up. this is a conspiracy!

  7. Alex Says:

    I’m planning to move from San Francisco this July and am looking for a 1-BR (or 2-BR if it’s not too expensive) apartment within short walking distance to the Castro shops/restaurants.

    I’m single and have no kids so I don’t care about school districts. All I’m interested in is a nice, spacious apartment (hardwood floors would be great) in a safe neighborhood.

    Any recommendations? (And no, Real Excreter, I will not buy!)

  8. burbed Says:

    ZoomProspector – I doubt you’ll see this comment, but if you do, please stop advertising your site.

  9. madhaus Says:

    Yeah, it would be so much more effective to ask RealEstater to tout Zoom’s site.

  10. Lionel Says:

    Recession suddenly humbles high-tech sector
    Food pantries in ritzy communities: Recession’s sudden arrival humbles the high-tech sector
    Based on the below, I offer the following investment advice: short potted plants, long frozen yogurt…

    Recession suddenly humbles high-tech sector
    Food pantries in ritzy communities: Recession’s sudden arrival humbles the high-tech sector

    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The $1.6 million red Bugatti crouches in the showroom, flanked by Lamborghinis, Bentleys and a Rolls-Royce all polished to a shimmer. The nearby potted plants, however, are dusty and wilting. With super-luxury car sales here just half of what they used to be, they had to cut something.

    College student Jarmine Kaur and her mother stopped by for a treat after stopping by Macy’s to pay down a credit card.

    “We looked at bags and we looked at dresses, but we don’t buy anything anymore,” said Kaur, pointing her spoon at a cup of the soft, sweet stuff. “So here’s our luxury.”

  11. nomadic Says:

    Well, Forbes Mill Steakhouse (Los Gatos) was more than half full this evening – better than I expected for a Wednesday night.

  12. herve Says:

    > Well, Forbes Mill Steakhouse […]

    What about Crimson’s cheese fondue? We are still waiting for your feedback…

  13. nomadic Says:

    Sigh… haven’t tried it yet. I need to find a cheese fanatic to take with me.

  14. Mr. B Says:

    If everybody in the US stopped driving cars, it wouldn’t make a substantial difference in the effects of AGW. But do please continue to push the AGW agenda, it’s good for the eco-industry and we need another bubble right now.

  15. Amused Lurker Says:

    I’m more than likely biased as I grew up in Foster City back in the 60’s and 70s however…yes it IS landfill however it’s not the same as, say, the landfill in the SF Marina district – in other words the Fosters knew what they were doing as opposed to just dreging up a bunch of sand. in almost 50 years, there’s yet to be flooding in FC and the 94404 zip code had an extremely low damage rate from the 89 Loma Preita quake.

    This isn’t a bad neighborhood – especially if one is planning on raising kids, as there are a lot of families in the area. If you’re single and looking for nightlife…well…I would look elsewhere as FC can be a bit on the yaaaawn side.

    What I found amusing is the puffery used by the realtor. Maybe it has been “totally remodeled” but it doesn’t look any different from any of the other houses in the area. Not that it’s a BAD house, but unique – I don’t think so.

  16. Real Alex Says:

    I agree, landfill and leves in FC were tested with time. Actually neighbouring San Mateo is in more danger as it’s levees are not adequate. FC never experienced floods and substantial damages from earthquakes, while non land filled areas like Palo Alto, San Mateo and Moutain View were flooded or heavily damaged. Brewer Island is in fact a rock, not a landfill. Redwood Shores is a bit different story. It had far more extensive land fill underneath.
    FC actually is 7ft above the sea level in lowest points, not 2ft like Unreal Alex said. 🙂 However, land corrosion and minor flooding is common for some areas. I would double check the history of any house before buying in FC, unless somebody wants to spend the rest of his/her life pumping sewage or flood water from your backyard. Schools here are decent, but overcrowded as much as any school in Cupertino these days. City may introduce school busing and send some kindergardeners to nearest ghettos.

  17. Real Alex Says:

    Sorry, not corrosion, but erosion. 🙂

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