July 23, 2010

Are you buying this Mountain View house for the realtor?

$670,760

462 PETTIS Ave Mountain View, CA 94041

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Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 828
$/Sq. Ft.: $810
Lot Size: 6,600 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1919
Community: Downtown
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81026682
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 43 days
Location location & value. A great location-YES, a large buildable lot YES, an unbelievable low $ for this area YES do the home & lot need vision YES YES YES. The previous owner lived here for 61 years & all the neighbors nw him well, a great guy. You have an oppurtunity today to buy a place in Mountain view where you can walk to all the shops & restaurants on Castro & also walk to Cal Train HURRY!

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

Now, to be fair, the entry has since been updated to correct for this, but still its ok to have fun with this listing!

Just think, you can buy a house where all the neighbors were friends, so they’ll hate you when you move in. Because, you know, you’re not the guy.

But, you do have this dashing realtor to help you and build credibility, so I guess that’s a plus. So… just buy this house, tear it down, spend another $375k and boom you’ve got a great house in Mountain View. I wonder if you can do some sort of scheme where you leave one wall standing to preserve your purchase tax rate.

Anyone familiar with Prop 13 avoidance scams… er… techniques like that?

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:34 am

9 Responses to “Are you buying this Mountain View house for the realtor?”

  1. SEA Says:

    Is this more appealing to men or women?

  2. SEA Says:

    New listing text, “HURRY! THIS IS A FANTASTIC OPPURTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HISTORY MAKING LOW INTEREST RATES & LIVE ON A BEAUTIFUL STREET WHERE MOST OF THE HOMES HAVE BEEN REMODLED, RENOVATED OR UNDER NEW CONSTRUCTION. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE @ UNBELIEVABLE LOW $! INDEPENDENT APPRAISAL DONE 4/2010, AND THE VALUE WAS OVER $675K! LARGE FLAT BUIDABLE LOT WITH SMALL HOME & MAGNIFICENT EASTERN OAK TREE. MOTIVATED SELLER”

    Hurry… …motivated seller.

    Well, Mr. Motivated Seller, you could have a buyer today, if you were asking the right price, and according to Real Estater, the over-bidding would take you right up to where you want to be.

  3. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Reduced to $645K.

  4. bob Says:

    I’ve never understood why the real estate industry feels that its so important for us to see pictures of Realtors. Is it because its supposed to make us think they are really and truly our friends?

  5. nomadic Says:

    I don’t know bob, but seeing this guy would definitely make me keep looking for a “professional” to help me.

    (Why would any male over 15 years old wear a shell necklace?)

  6. SEA Says:

    nomadic- “Why would any male over 15 years old wear a shell necklace?”

    Ok, first I wonder if it was appealing to men or women, and now I am wondering about the age. Is this photo appealing to teens?

  7. Petsmart groomer Says:

    The sale in August did not go through (I guess) and now it is back on the market for $574,500.

    Updated listing:

    CHALLENGE YOUR MIND THIS IS A GOLDEN OPPURTUNITY TO SEE YOUR DREAMS BECOME REALITY. THIS COULD BE YOUR HOME IN THE NEXT MONTH & YOU HAVE THIS OPPURTUNITY TO BUY @ THIS PRICE RIGHT NOW!CALL YOUR BROKER OPEN YOUR IMAGINATION AND DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE SIDE. BEAUTIFUL EASTERN OAK THAT BLANKETS YOUR HOME IN GREEN. LARGE DEEP LOT YOU CAN BE “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ! & ENJOY ALL THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON CASTRO!

  8. nomadic Says:

    Shouldn’t it say “open your wallet?”

  9. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Sold for $480K, or only $190K less than the original asking price. This one too deserved a Yes!


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