February 8, 2011

It’s Like Living in a Pop-Up Book!

So much to admire about this house, so little they’re willing to show us!  It must be full of awesome sauce inside!

3601 Howe Ct, Fremont, CA 94538


SQ. FT.: 1,640
$/SQ. FT.: $255
LOT SIZE: 7,134 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
VIEW: Neighborhood
COMMUNITY: Alameda County
COUNTY: Alameda
MLS#: 81019451
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 289 days

Property in a cul-de-sac; 3 bdrms 2 baths, the garage was converted into a bedroom legality unknown by the seller. Good size backyards. Living room with a fireplace, kitchen with a granite countertops & double sink. This house needs some TLC.

Oh come on, how come none of these listings ever come right out and say “this is an illegal conversion, we’re sorry”?  Legality unknown?  The only thing unknown is why the agent thinks nobody could figure that out.  I mean, look at the place, the garage conversion was done by such unpleasant people that the second floor is trying to make a break for it.

This house needs some TLC, alright.  Some TNT Lit and Combusting.  If you use enough, you can blow the back fence out, too.  Then enjoy watching the trains go back and forth right behind where the house used to be.


Whoo-whoo!  But hey, it’s got granite countertops.

Update: Thanks to Burbed reader nomadic for calling out this amazing Street View!  Wow!


What’s really great about this is it makes the next-door neighbor’s entire house look like it’s the detached garage for the featured place, right down to the echo of the green Yen sign in the housepaint.  Extra points for the yellow vehicle having the hood up.

Comments (16) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

16 Responses to “It’s Like Living in a Pop-Up Book!”

  1. CB Says:

    There are two neighborhoods worth considering in Fremont – Niles and the Mission hills.

    This is the quintessential “I want to jump off a bridge because I live in Fremont” neighborhood.

  2. Buy High Sell Low Says:

    Why is it upon looking at that picture I immediately heard the Kool-Aid guy singing “OH YEAAAAAH!!! YABBA DABBA SQUARE FEET…”


  3. SEA Says:

    The land is too valuable to waste space on a garage.

  4. nomadic Says:

    A bank loaned $645k for THIS? Un-effing-believable.

    Check out the rockin’ street view!

  5. Alex Says:

    I don’t think “the second floor is trying to make a break for it.”

    Rather, the massive vibrations from the trains passing by probably displaced the second floor a little bit. Still within tolerance if you ask the realtard. And it adds character 🙂

  6. Public Real Estate Auction Says:

    No wonder this house has been on the market for 289 days.

  7. madhaus Says:

    #4, that Street View is so full of awesome sauce I am updating the post to include it!

    #1, very well said.

  8. burbed Says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty awesome street!

  9. nomadic Says:

    I’m happy you all appreciate its awesomeness. 😛

  10. anon Says:

    Cars parked in front of a house are indicative of high demand and therefore increase value.

  11. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Buy it!! Move in and add your:

    Clothes line
    Loud music
    Tools – and start repairing cars, it’s a turn-key business, you’ll never had to change out of your pajamas to go to work again!

  12. traumatic Says:

    Street view looks like the posse rushed in for a fresh batch of meth that just came out of the oven.

  13. burbed Says:

    Sorry, gotta deactivate comment rater again – trying to debug memory usage on the server.

  14. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #12 – MmmmmmmYeah! Like when your dad’s GF would make fresh chocolate-chip cookies when you were a kid …. only more so, ya know?

  15. madhaus Says:

    Hey everyone, did you notice that Burbed put in another rating system? Now you can vote on both comments AND posts.

    I had to reload the page and click on a flash object (I am blocking Flash images unless I click them) and then the little thumbs appeared.

    Please let us know what articles you like by voting up or down on posts as well, so we can bring you more of what you like.

  16. Juno Says:

    Great place to watch the trains go by!

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