December 8, 2010

Cheapest house in San Mateo County! It’s in Redwood City!

$175,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 630
$/Sq. Ft.: $278
Lot Size: 2,625 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1905
Community: Dumbarton
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81020028
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 204 days
Bank Owned. Small Cottage Style house with loads of potential. Large Living Room. Granite Kitchen Countertops(no oven)Seller will install stove w/ accepted Offer. Good size bedroom overlooks backyard. Inside laundry!Cute front and back yards. 1 Car Carport. Close to Caltrain, shopping and restaurants! $75.00 Doc Fee paid by buyer. All contracts/offers subject to Indymac/OneWest Sr. Management Approval

Black Friday Mania Deals continue! Today, let’s look at the cheapest house in San Mateo County! Go figure, it’s in Redwood City!

I love how this house offers the buyer the chance to pay $75 for the doc fee – don’t you just hate it when the seller insists on doing that? I also love how the seller will install the stove once there’s an accepted offer. Hey, you can’t blame him – there might be sneaky renters posing as buyers who will come in during the open house, rip the stove out, and sell it for scrap so they can buy some more heroin. You know how those renters are, always jonesing for the next hit!

Oh… wait a minute… now I know why this house looks familiar…

http://www.burbed.com/2008/08/07/time-to-do-your-christmas-shopping-in-redwood-city-sales-are-on/

August 7, 2008

Time to do your Christmas Shopping in Redwood City – sales are on!

170 Northumberland Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063 MLS# 80780395 – Property Details
170 Northumberland Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

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Hey, this was a great deal then… it’s an even better deal today! Go for it! What are you waiting for!

Comments (20) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

20 Responses to “Cheapest house in San Mateo County! It’s in Redwood City!”

  1. A. Lewis Says:

    Nice. I guess they “unconverted” that 2nd bedroom officially, so the listing is a 1-1, not a 2-1. That is bizarre – why not say “2nd bedroom can be used as a living room!” – this cuts you out from any automated searches.

    It must be the real genius of home selling that renters like me will never understand…

    Now where’m I going to find an open house with a stove to rip out to get my next hit…

  2. madhaus Says:

    Would someone please buy this poor house and put it out of its misery? Not only did it appear in Burbed back in August 2008 (and generate 121 comments), it also ran in April ’08. Unfortunately the first time nabbed just 31 comments, which these days is considered a busy thread.

    Here’s the Zillow price history for this Burbed classic listing on its third appearance:

    rice History
    Date Description Price % Chg $/sqft Source
    11/25/2010 Listing removed * $165,000 — $261 Sereno Group
    11/20/2010 Price change * $165,000 -5.7% $261 Sereno Group
    10/08/2010 Price change * $175,000 -10.3% $277 Sereno Group
    09/22/2010 Listed for sale * $195,000 11.4% $309 Sereno Group
    09/21/2010 Listed for sale * $175,000 -10.3% $277 foreclosure.com
    09/21/2010 Listed for sale * $195,000 — $309 Sereno Group
    08/11/2010 Listing removed * $195,000 — $309 Sereno Group
    07/02/2010 Listed for sale * $195,000 — $309 Sereno Group
    06/15/2010 Listing removed * $195,000 — $309 foreclosure.com
    05/28/2010 Price change * $195,000 -5.3% $309 foreclosure.com
    04/28/2010 Listed for sale * $206,000 — $326 foreclosure.com
    04/28/2010 Listing removed * $206,000 — $326 Sereno Group
    04/25/2010 Listed for sale * $206,000 -57.5% $326 Sereno Group
    04/01/2005 Sold $485,000 — $769 Public Record

  3. TheGilroyAlex Says:

    What’s funny is, that’s obviously a trailer or a “pre-fab” with a carport assembled from a kit bought at Home Depot.

  4. nomadic Says:

    They made pre-fab houses in 1905? I’ve heard of the Sears kits, but those required on-site assembly.

  5. Tuno Says:

    Wow. 1905. At over one hundred years old, that’s technically an antique. why isn’t a historical society all over it??

  6. . Says:

    > 04/01/2005 Sold $485,000 – $769 Public Record

    it’s hilarious an idiot spent almost half million on this turd.

    zillow had it down to $165k; but listing was removed 11/25:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/170-Northumberland-Ave-Redwood-City-CA-94063/15567319_zpid/

  7. madhaus Says:

    Zestimate is $327,500. Loll.

  8. SEA Says:

    madhaus- Where did all the bubble deniers go? In some Palo Alto cemetery?

  9. TheGilroyAlex Says:

    OK so maybe it was a Sears kit, or a dog house, prefab or not, it’s certainly a turd.

    A half-million in 2005? CRAZY.

  10. Tuno Says:

    The realtor describes it as a dollhouse. So – what sort of doll? A Kewpie?

  11. Tuno Says:

    SEA – you know perfectly well that land in PA is too valuable to fill up with bodies. That’s why we just ignore all of those inconvenient Ohlone bone bits that keep popping up, when we want to build a nice investment property.

  12. Tuno Says:

    oh, “turd” is too harsh. If I were single and nearly destitute, I would be happy to pay 35K for it to live in.

    Did anyone besides me ever read “The Teeny Tiny Woman” when they were a kid? In the teeny tiny house? Who went for a teeny tiny walk? And wandered into a teeny tiny churchyard? And found a teeny tiny bone? And thought it would make a delightful teeny tiny soup? (I’m not joking)(in another version she steals the clothing off of a teeny tiny scarecrow). For some reason this house reminds me of that rather disturbing book.

  13. madhaus Says:

    #10, I was thinking a Garbage Pail Kid or Trailer Trash Turleen and her boyfriend Jer Wayne.

  14. Tuno Says:

    madhaus – omg. I was not familiar with Trailer Trash Turleen.

  15. MH for Movoto Says:

    Oh, sad…..

  16. A. Lewis Says:

    The $485k in ’05 smacks of fraud. Think of the transaction costs extracted from that deal for $630 sqft. of junk.

  17. anon Says:

    Junk? That’s pride of ownership there, son.

  18. anon Says:

    In all seriousness, that is probably a not insubstantial number. Now multiply it by millions…

  19. SEA Says:

    Pride of ownership? That’s right: The value’s in the land!

  20. madhaus Says:

    Sold for $150,000 on 12/10/10, but not an arm’s length transaction. Maybe the bank sold it to one of their Robosigners.


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