April 2, 2011

Bay Area Open Houses, and Open Thread

It’s Saturday! Feel free to post your most interesting finds from Craigslist, down the street, around the corner, and any other sources in the comments!

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:24 am

13 Responses to “Bay Area Open Houses, and Open Thread”

  1. Gallileo Says:

    Everyone remember the giant pool of incompetence and failure surrounding the house for twitter and facebook employees?

    http://www.burbed.com/2011/03/09/palo-alto-house-perfect-for-twitter-and-facebook-employees/

    http://www.redfin.com/CA/Palo-Alto/2577-Ramona-St-94301/home/1704376

    The agent did a copy and paste job to sell this house:

    http://www.redfin.com/CA/Palo-Alto/2916-Ramona-St-94306/home/879042

    Ouch! How did she get another listing?

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    But Craigslist removed the adult services section…

  3. Petsmart Groomer Says:

    Perfect for someone looking to get rid of a body: 1959 Belle Ave in San Carlos.

  4. Petsmart Groomer Says:

    Free Home Buying Class in Newark on April 20th.

    Let’s get together and discuss East Bay pricing trends, discover online tools available, and meet Redfin’s friendly real estate agents.

    Drinks and dinner on us!

    Setup an in-person meeting with one of our agents before the class by emailing: miawand.bayan@redfin.com

  5. madhaus Says:

    #2, there’s comedy gold in that listing! Look for it on the front page of Burbed soon.

  6. Petsmart Groomer Says:

    Tech Notebook: For Google engineers, six figures; for the job market, a gender gap?

    First comment: Keep that up, and they will be making as much as the shovel-leaners at Caltrans, or the Bart “drivers”. :-)

  7. SEA Says:

    Today marks the beginning of the end of the Half Moon Bay Police Department.

    The city, struggling to close a long-term budget deficit, is disbanding its 12-member force and outsourcing the job of law enforcement to either Pacifica, its neighbor 14 miles to the north, or the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

    Will this help or hurt Half Moon Bay property values?

  8. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Half Moon Bay has property values?

    In other news, today was the day we like to go to garage sales around here, whew! An about 1/2 ounce silver bracelet for 25c, got $15 at the local silver dealer, that was only one of many deals. Today’s real estate word: Jettison.

  9. Mole Man Says:

    Half Moon Bay will be at least as well served by the County as they were by locals. If anything this is a plus. Property values might be dragged down by general incompetence by the local government. They got sued for rendering a large property impossible to develop, and now everything is a mess. Handing over enforcement was already looking likely before that, though.

  10. Julian Hoppon Says:

    Half Moon Bay is good within it’s category.

  11. SEA Says:

    NAR crap:

    For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S.”

    Youtube video here.

    So how much does it cost to sell, and how much value is added to the sale?

    What’s next, car thieves add value to the economy?

  12. madhaus Says:

    #11, of course car thieves add value to the economy. Velocity makes it so! See, the car thief steals a Porsche, sells it to the chop shop. Now the thief has a quick and easy ten large and buys some bling and some blow.

    Meanwhile the chop shop ships the Porsche to Mexico, which means jobs for several people, plus more jobs in Mexico, which prevents more people moving here.

    The bling dealer is happy. The blow dealer is happy. In fact everyone is happy except the Porsche owner, and the insurance company. The Porsche owner, having lost the third Porsche this year (because he bought in a prestige location conveniently situated near where car thieves live), buys a Saab because the insurance company has been getting more and more difficult to deal with.

    So now the Porsche dealer is unhappy, but the Saab dealer is happy. Porsche saleman switches dealerships.

    Housing prices fail to drop despite all the stolen Porsches. So real estate agents pretend to be happy, as usual.

  13. nomadic Says:

    Saab dealers still exist?


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