September 24, 2009

San Mateo house with low maintenance backyard

Property details
Type: Detached Single Family
Status: Pending w/o release
List Date: 07/27/09
Price: $452,000
Location: 1524 NORTON ST, San Mateo, CA 94401 (map)
Area: 414 – San Mateo – South Shoreview
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms Full: 1
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1000
Approx. Lot Size: 6,400.sf
Approx age: 56
MLS#: 80936060

Elementary School District: 938 – San Mateo-Foster City Elementary

High School District: 939 – San Mateo Union High

Description: Charming San Mateo Home! Low maintenance backyard, 3 full bedrooms. Title shows as 1 bath, property is currently has 1.5 baths (permits unknown). Tile kitchen counters and shower enclosure. Must see! Not a Short Sale!


Thanks to Burbed reader rinkrat for this find!

Wow! Tile kitchen counters! That’s so incredibly rare these days… with granite this, granite that, concrete this, concrete that. It’s like a throw back to back when… when… well… when tile kitchen counters were cool.

Retro is in, my friends. It is in.

But what caught the attention of rinkrat was the low maintenance backyard. Now, as we all know, that’s a good thing because we all want to be more green, save the earth, yada yada yada.

Let’s take a look at this green backyard shall we?


That’s definitely sustainable.I keep see that yard staying like that for 10 years without any fertilizer or water!

Hm. What’s behind that wall? Guesses anyone?

Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:12 am

11 Responses to “San Mateo house with low maintenance backyard”

  1. Herve Estater Says:

    Laugh all you want but it is pending w/o release.

    Jul 27, 2009 Listed $452,000
    May 22, 2009 Sold $405,730 -9.4%/yr
    Dec 29, 2004 Sold $625,000 18.1%/yr
    Jan 02, 2002 Sold $380,000 4.7%/yr
    Jun 16, 1988 Sold $205,000

  2. nomadic Says:

    Oh, I’m laughing Herve Estater. It’s bank-owned.

    Behind the wall? That’s good old 101, aka Bayshore Freeway!

  3. anon Says:

    Every day there’s more good news!

  4. nomadic Says:

    Here’s some more then:

    Existing home sales slide unexpectedly
    The report breaks a four-month streak of increases with a dip of 2.7% in August.

  5. ES Says:

    go to google maps and check out the street view.

  6. anon Says:

    From your article, nomadic:

    “”With an expected rise in foreclosures over the next 12 months we need to maintain a healthy level of ready buyers to absorb the inventory,” Yun said in a statement.”

    Lol – no we don’t; we just need prices to come down to where people can afford the inventory!

  7. bob Says:

    I love it. an “Unexpected” slide in sales. Well… there’s a few ways to look at it. For the Real Estate shills, it could merely be seasonal. Buyers typically have kids, and they want to get into a house before school starts. By Sept- its all over until Spring.

    But for the other side of the argument, this is probably also due because most sales have been foreclosures, which are actually priced at the levels non-foreclosures should be priced at and now that some of that foreclosure inventory is falling, buyers don’t want to buy at the prices of prime properties because in reality, sellers still haven’t lowered their prices enough. We need to see an additional 10-15% cut across the board.

    Lastly, since I’m now actively looking at the situation in Austin ( jobs and housing) I’ve noticed their news is starting to look like SF circa 2006. They are starting to see rising foreclosures, price declines, and sales dips. They are around a year or two behind SF and so are lots of other prime relo-cities like it such as Raleigh. Now that they are really losing the supply of out of state buyers whom in many instances inflated their prices as well as now suffering from their own job losses, they are starting to slip. You add these cities into the national picture and wallah- sales dips.

  8. anon Says:

    Yes, its unexpected that people aren’t particularly interested in overpaying for trash homes…

    Oh well, better print more cash…

  9. zanon Says:

    This house should be thrown out of the BA because it neglects the key benefit to owning a house in the BA: watering your own lawn.

    No lawn to water, no RBA.

    BOB: Yup. Move-up equity spills beyond state lines. I know a number of wealthy retirees who cashed in their RBA chips and moved to Bend, shooting up prices there. Now that that pipes turned off, Bend is stuck.

    This is exactly what is happening in RBA. There is no move-up equity.

  10. karen Says:

    In my hometown in rural CT (not the rich part) in the early 80’s, the house across the street sold to a couple from California for 200k. no house in the neighborhood had ever sold for more than 125k before. however, there wasn’t an influx of Californians going on; it was just that these people hadn’t done their homework, and it didn’t change local prices; it just became something to marvel at. it’s been bought and sold a number of times since, and it’s now on the market, asking about 225K. and no, the neighborhood hasn’t declined.

    why can’t silicon valley engineers invent an invisible air pollution blocking bubble for houses like this one? or for the whole valley?! think of how it would improve house prices!!

    those tiles are the first good argument that I’ve ever seen for granite countertops

  11. CB Says:

    why can’t silicon valley engineers invent an invisible air pollution blocking bubble for houses like this one?

    The laws of physics forbid a smaller bubble from existing inside another bubble.

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