May 6, 2010

If you like GTL, you might like this house

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,390
$/Sq. Ft.: $683
Lot Size: 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1925
Community: Burlingame Gardens
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81016663
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 24 days
Wonderful home completely remodeled and ready to move in with hardwood Floors, Beautiful kitchen with granite counter top, living room with bay style windows, separate dining room, deck, private gazebo, man’s dream garage with an extra private room, double pane windows, remodeled baths. Great location, walking distance to Burlingame Avenue shops and restaurants. Open Sunday 4/25 2-5pm

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

Did you notice something unique about this listing?

That’s right… the first photo isn’t the one that’s being shown right now. It’s actually this one:


Clearly, this house is targeted at those who are dedicated to a lifetime pursuit of GTL. You know… Gym, Tanning, Laundry as introduced by Jersey Shore.

Let’s face it… we simply lack the media buzz that the East Coast and SoCal have. We must do more to attract reality shows to the Bay Area. Jersey Shore: San Mateo County edition might just be what the doctor ordered!

Who would you recruit for a project like this? What would the Bay Area versions of Snooki and The Situation be like?

Comments (15) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:57 am

15 Responses to “If you like GTL, you might like this house”

  1. maryjane Says:

    ‘Pride of Ownership’ doesn’t only have to apply to a house. I bet this guy is really buff.

  2. anon Says:

    Maryjane, you must be high. The only “thing” that one can have true pride about is real property. Just ask any realtor.

  3. Petsmart groomer Says:

    TV in the gym room, TV in the living room, TV in the family room and TV in the kitchen. There must be TVs in the bedrooms too.

  4. washington irving Says:

    check out the satellite photo. basketball court (?) in front of the garage.

  5. maryjane Says:

    Anon- it’s a process. Work out, get totally hot, marry a horny divorcee from PA who got custody of the house and before you know it you’re living the good life in the RBA.

  6. DreamT Says:

    Dow Sores!

  7. sonarrat Says:

    I was expecting a lot of things when I got up this morning, but DOW below 10K was not one of them.

  8. Zak Says:


    This reconfirms the fact that “Real Estate” is the “Real” way to invest.

    In early 1999 DOW had crossed the 10,000 level for the first time. It has been stuck there for more than 11 years now. Hence the best a stock investor can hope for is to break even after 11 years.

    If you look at home prices since 1999, they have easily doubled. Hence the worst a real estate investor can hope for is 100% return in 11 years. That is assuming you had initially paid 100% cash. If you had paid 20%, your return can be as high as 500%. The mortgage paid could be considered as rent.

    Let the flaming begin.

  9. R Says:

    Or you could have purchased between 2003 and 2007 and be substantially under-water if not foreclosed. Both stocks and real estate can be either good or bad investments. The key isn’t the asset, it is the price you pay. Buying an overpriced stock or property = bad investment. Buying an under-priced stock or property = good investment.

  10. madEstater Says:

    You mean, “Buy Low, Sell High” applies to real estate too? But… but… but…

  11. Real Estater Says:

    The sell-off was caused by an error, and turned out to be the greatest buying opportunity ever.

  12. nomadic Says:

    Would it be taunting karma to bookmark that last comment? Could be right, could be a harbinger of doom…

  13. DreamT Says:

    #11 – That’s the charitable explanation (some would say ‘naive’). Others suspect malicious intent designed to profit from an artificial drop bound to rebounce. The SEC’s on it…

  14. nomadic Says:

    I’m aghast – DreamT, do you mean someone on Wall Street was gaming the system?! Never!

  15. DreamT Says:

    The people said:
    “The Securities and Exchange Commission aims to determine if market participants accidentally or maliciously entered orders that derailed normal trading”

    Certainly, “The people” would know much better than “several sources”!

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