April 27, 2010

Mountain View house with free memories!


Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 930
$/Sq. Ft.: $697
Lot Size: 5,400 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Traditional
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1930
Community: North Shoreline
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81012681
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 33 days
Move in and live where a second generation family grew up with beautiful memories. This beautiful well maintained 3bdr home has a lot to offer. First time home buyers or new High Tech employees. Also consider the expansion of this home because it is zoned R31.5 to accept a 2400 sq ft home. (The buyer can verify this with the city)The Comps in the immeadiate vacinity will verify the future value.

Wow! What a great deal – just $697 per square foot for a tear down. But the real benefit? It comes with memories of a second generation!

How many houses do you know come with free memories?

So let’s see… you buy this house for $648k, you spend another $600k to construct your 2400 sqft dream house, and then you add your memories to it… boom! You’ve got a $2 million dollar house from which you can profit from!

Remember, they’re not making any more memories!

Comments (30) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:06 am

30 Responses to “Mountain View house with free memories!”

  1. SEA Says:

    It’s a home free of Alzheimer’s disease, and not just ordinary memories. Some memories are special!

    The memories in this case are beautiful memories.

    Like multiple redheads?

  2. SEA Says:

    Why live in the RBA when you can commute from Portland, Ore, or Seattle?

    “In the quest for vibrant, affordable neighborhoods, some Bay Area professionals are moving north—way north, to Portland and Seattle.”

    “High real-estate prices across the Bay Area made moving even to the East Bay a stretch. So about 18 months ago, Mr. McNeely and his family moved 650 miles north, to Portland. There, they bought a four-bedroom house for about $350,000 that was large enough to accommodate his two children and a Great Dane.”


  3. Petsmart groomer Says:

    > First time home buyers or new High Tech employees.

    Why do they have to be so picky about the buyers?

  4. nomadic Says:

    I think we have a winner in the Prop 13 sweepstakes:

    Property Tax
    Taxable Value
    Land $17,202
    Additions $24,739
    Total $41,941
    Tax (2009) $512

  5. nomadic Says:

    Probate sale?

    Listing Information
    * Court Confirmation May Be Required

    The sellers really should keep this puppy as a rental. It would be easy to keep it cash flow positive.

  6. Petsmart groomer Says:

    > I think we have a winner in the Prop 13 sweepstakes

    Here we go again, nomadic’s rant about old people… 😉

  7. SEA Says:

    Beautiful memories of Prop 13?

  8. nomadic Says:

    Wouldn’t it be a rant about dead people in this case? 😛

  9. SEA Says:

    “Court Confirmation May Be Required”

    The Judge is speaking for the dead?

  10. anon Says:

    Dow below 11k again. Now that’s “takeoff.”

  11. nomadic Says:


  12. sv_newbie Says:

    Obligatory post: it’s giving entirely new meaning to the old joke – 648k of memory should be enough for everyone! 🙂

  13. mtv-renter Says:

    Do you know why this house is full of memories and not people? It’s because the people left because they couldn’t handle the noise of the train and Central Expressway on one side, and the noise of the apartment complex on the other side.


  14. madhaus Says:

    Check out the carport. Adirondack chair perfectly poised to keep memories in and people out. 2 of 4 pictures of the memory-laden carport, now that’s saying something about this house.

  15. nomadic Says:

    That’s a carport? I thought it was their idea of a covered patio.

  16. Real Estater Says:


    Remember what I said about the job market back in Feb, when nobody believed me?

    Here’s what they’re saying now:

    Be Patient … Big Jobs Gains Are Coming

  17. SEA Says:

    Real Estater- These “Big Jobs Gains…”

    Let’s be clear! A $10 per hour job counts exactly the same as a $50 per hour job, which counts exactly the same as $500k per year job.

    Where are the big gains in terms of pay?

  18. nobody Says:

    Yeah. In February – nearly 3 months ago, you said “All,

    Can you feel it? The job market is picking up now. ”

    Now you cite an article saying that the gains aren’t here yet but they are coming. As if that somehow proved that you were right in February.

    And you wonder why everyone here thinks you’re an idiot.

  19. Insecure techie Says:

    Remember what I said about the job market back in Feb, when nobody believed me?

    Thanks for the laugh. After six months there will be another article saying job market is picking to prove Faux Estater right. Then after five years another one. Then after ten years another one. Then in next century another one to prove Faux Estater right. 🙂

  20. Insecure techie Says:

    Remember what I said about the job market back in Feb, when nobody believed me?

    February? Well, you said job market is booming all the time. For example,
    August 2008:

    BA high tech is booming.

    That time construction, manufacturing, and finance sectors weren’t counted by Faux Estater. 🙂

    August 2009:

    Mark my words. Unemployment is on the way down, not up.

    Keep saying, Faux Estater. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Someday you will be right too.

  21. ocean Says:

    It is really hard to believe someone would buy this house at this price, $648k. I wouldn’t even paid $400k for it. The location of this house is really bad, closed to central expressway, and a big apartment right across. The house locates in worst part of MTV. Not to mention the house is tiny.

    Good luck to whoever would buy it above $400k.

  22. DreamT Says:

    per the Mountain View police, the worst area is along Latham, quite a few blocks south

  23. nomadic Says:

    No one did, ocean. The price has been reduced to $599k. They’re getting closer, but I think it’s still a bit high based on the comps.

  24. Alex Says:


    what’s the bad part of Mountain View? I’m looking for an apartment and I don’t want to step on poop.

  25. DreamT Says:

    Alex, the MV police claimed (back in 2004) that they spend THE majority of their time between California Ave. and Latham Ave.
    Of course as luck would have it, that’s also where most apartments are.
    If you target condo complexes along Middlefield, many are half-owned half-rented, so less turnover. That said, if I was going to rent, I’d probably look at Sunnyvale for cheaper deals than MV.

  26. Alex Says:

    Hmmm Between California and Latham would be north of Shoreline then.

    Yah, lots of apartments in that area. The rent is ok but I have been holding off as I don’t want to live among the riff-raffs, I mean the Mongols Mongrels.

    I want to find a decent place to rent in Old town mountain view but gosh, everything is really really old. Some place within a few blocks of Castro for my daily coffee and food fix. I might have to settle for downtown Palo Alto.

  27. DreamT Says:

    There’s good coffee in downtown mountain view?
    Go to burbed, learn something new every day.

  28. Alex Says:

    The coffee sucks.

    But I like being able to walk a couple blocks in a decent neighborhood to get some food. Kinda miss that aspect of living in Pittsburgh.

  29. madhaus Says:

    I’ve been told that Red Rock, on Castro and Villa, (201 Castro) is now getting their coffee from San Francisco coffee roaster Four Barrel. I keep meaning to stop in and try some to see if I agree with the guy who tells me how fantastic it is.

    Dana Street Coffee, a block away on Dana between Castro and Hope has okay coffee and a big roaster in the shop next to the tables. I keep defaulting to that place which is why I haven’t tried Red Rock yet.

  30. DreamT Says:

    Red Rock, Dana St, Clocktower Coffee, Bean Scene and whatever independent one is now next to Starbucks – all suck. “Okay Coffee” doesn’t really cut it. Google gets its beans from Barefoot Coffee, and I don’t blame them.

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