Real estate has always been all about location, location, location, since some places are more Special than others. If you’re looking for property in Redwood City, then the right side of El Camino is south and west, as you head toward 280 and away from 101. Here’s a Right Side of 82 property that burbed reader sonarrat wished to share, noting that the price was closer to 2006 than 2010.
Sq. Ft.: 950
$/Sq. Ft.: $631
Lot Size: 5,500 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Year Built: 1915
Community: Horgan Ranch
County: San Mateo
On Redfin: 218 days
THIS PROPERTY HAS MANY UPGRADES INCLUDING NEW KITCHEN, BATHS AND LANDSCAPE. THERE IS A "RENTABLE" GUEST AREA, PLUS THE GARAGE HAS BEEN USED FOR HABITATION. MANY FEATURES INCLUDE BUILT-IN STEREO AND AIR CONDITIONING.
Quite a find, indeed! It’s not every Redwood City house that can boast it’s just one block from Atherton! Sure, the streets are built to keep 94027 and 94061 in their separate corners:
But that means those toffee-nosed nobs won’t be coming ‘round to sneer at your landscaping! I’m sure the current sellers did the best they could. Besides, you aren’t buying this home so you can water your own lawn, because there isn’t any. You’re buying it for the cash flow up front. As the agent tells us, “THERE IS A "RENTABLE" GUEST AREA, PLUS THE GARAGE HAS BEEN USED FOR HABITATION.”
Perfect! You can rent out the garage to the hired help who work for nouveaux riches in Atherton who didn’t build a servants’ wing.
Plus “THIS PROPERTY HAS MANY UPGRADES INCLUDING NEW KITCHEN, BATHS AND LANDSCAPE.” I bet those upgrades are spectacular! They’re so good the agent doesn’t want us to see any photos, except the landscape. Boy, can you imagine what the landscape looked like before the upgrade?
Maybe it was just dirt. Now that it’s all paved, good thing there’s air-conditioning inside, because you are going to roast if you host a garden party. But why did they pave paradise? Is this house near a Superfund site too? They weren’t kidding about the many features!
So, readers: is this a 2006 price on a Redwood City hovel or a 2010 price on a West Atherton cottage?