Sometimes Burbed readers find a great house to share but can’t wait for us to write it up, post it and finally have it appear. After all, we only post one house per weekday. So instead they post the house to comments, and then we think, dang! That’s such a terrific find, if only they’d sent to us for a write-up. And sometimes we think, oh hell, we’ll write it up anyway! So, you may have seen this before, but it’s getting the Full Burby! Our thanks to Burbed reader Tuno for this insightful look at socioeconomic disparity.
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SQ. FT.: 750
$/SQ. FT.: $679
LOT SIZE: 0.25 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1926
COMMUNITY: Cordilleras Heights
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 43 days
Bank Owned Home located in one of the most desirable areas of upper Redwood City. This home offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and living / dining room combo. The lot size is approximately . 25 acres. This home has great potential. Seller is extremely motivated – all reasonable offers welcomed.
Here’s what Tuno had to say about the house:
this is one of my favorite houses at the moment, because it is a perfect Serf House. if you go to street view and look at it (you may have to scroll up the road a little), it looks like an ordinary very modest little house. then turn around and see what is across the street. Presto - you can be the live-out serf!!!
the house across the street may not be as magnificant as your examples, madhaus, but *they* don’t include serf huts.
Well, we’d best take a look at that Street View and see what Tuno is talking about! Here’s the so-called Serf House we’re featuring today.
Not many Street View photos manage to fit three different houses on three different lots into one picture, but this one did it! Wondering how? Have a gander at those lot lines!
Hey, let’s have that peek at the house across the street, because its profile is wider than it is deep.
Whoa! The other place had both neighbors elbowing their way into the picture, but this housing tumor just crowds the lens! After looking at this across-the-street view, you’ll feel like you live in picture #9 from the listing:
They’ve even left the door open for you! Maybe the current live-out serf is hard at work threshing the wheat. No wonder the seller is extremely motivated!