Listed at: $299,888
Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1,248 $/Sq. Ft.: $240 Lot Size: 5,754 Sq. Ft. Property Type: Detached Single Family Style: Craftsman Stories: 1 View: Neighborhood Year Built: 1920 Community: Central San Jose County: Santa Clara MLS#: 81011874 Source: MLSListings Status: Pending With Release This listing is in escrow and all contingencies have been fulfilled. "With Release" means that there’s a release clause with the offer stating that the buyer is trying to sell his current home before closing. A release clause lets the seller back out of the deal if the buyers can’t sell their home within a set time frame. On Redfin: 71 daysA REALLY NICE HOME IN A REALLY CHALLENGING LOCATION * * Current owners have invested a lot of time and money in making this home a very special place to live * * You’ll appreciate the combination of old style hardwood floors and contemporary recessed lighting * Beautiful tile and updated kitchen * * a Patio built for entertaining * * and even a detached studio apartment for guests * * This home is worth the wait * *
Thanks to Burbed reader sonarrat for this find!
Here’s what he had to say:
This house, I must say, is a triumph of the Bay Area spirit. The intrepid owners bought a house in the absolute worst place possible – on the busiest street in downtown San Jose, next to a lane that doubles as a freeway onramp and offramp, with a 7/11 right behind, self storage across (underneath the freeway), and student apartments next door, with a view of a spider’s web of power lines. Yet, instead of conceding that they had bought possibly the worst house in the entire city, they took the equity and made it the nicest house on the block. They landscaped, completely modernized the interior, gave it a charming look on the outside, and even added a detached studio.
And now, they’re short selling it and letting the bank eat the cost of the remodeling.
Isn’t the Bay Area great?
Can anyone say: spirit award?