December 23, 2010

Cheapest House in Atherton

Black Friday DEALS continue, and thanks to Burbed reader sonarrat for finding today’s budget-blessing beauty.  Here’s what sonarrat had to say about today’s find:  “That’s the one block of Atherton that has all small lots and tract homes like Redwood City.”

208 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027


Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,760
$/Sq. Ft.: $469
Lot Size: 6,250 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Traditional
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1965
Community: El Camino to Alameda
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81053468
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 45 days

Amazing value for this 2,700 +/- sq. ft. home. Has never been on the market. Formal entry, elegant living room with formal dining room, large bedroom suites, lovely backyard. Best price in west Atherton. Kitchen opens to spacious family room. Amazing opportunity.

Best price in West Atherton.  And some wags thought I made up West Atherton.  Nuh uh.  A professional Real Estate professional type lady professional said “West Atherton” in the copy above.  So let’s have a good look at what makes West Atherton so Special.


See?  It’s in Atherton, but West!  You can live just like the working class in Redwood City, except your postman reminds you every day that you live in Atherton!  And so will your property tax bill.


Best of all, this snout house has never been on the market.  That means if you buy it now, it won’t have too many agent cooties.  Now that’s a DEAL.

Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

7 Responses to “Cheapest House in Atherton”

  1. SEA Says:

    Never been on the market is telling the seller that with 100% certainty that the final selling price will be for more than a double every year, or whatever.

  2. CB Says:

    Real estate rule #3. Buy the cheepest house on the street in the city.

  3. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Nothing like paying to live in Atherton’s taint so you can look across the street at the walls and gates that keep you out of the REAL Atherton. You’d have been better off with yesterday’s house. Much cheaper so you can afford to send your kids to private school so they can PRETEND they live in Atherton.

  4. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Darn you beat me to it, I was going to say, Snout house, is that what “formal entry” means now?

  5. Alex Says:

    $1.3 million?

    Granted, it’s only 2.6 X not a whole lot of money. But that’s still a lot of booze, drugs and hookers.

  6. ilya Says:

    $1.3 million… but you can’t even have your ugly trash cans out for too long:

  7. UPDATED: Snout Housing: Threat or Menace? [] Says:

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