Thanks to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for calling this listing out in comments! This is quite a find, quite a find indeed.
1959 BELLE Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
SQ. FT.: 3,050
$/SQ. FT.: $639
LOT SIZE: 5,750 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
VIEW: Bay, Mountains, Neighborhood, Valley, City Lights
COMMUNITY: Howard Park
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 57 days
One of the most desirable areas in San Carlos! Plans for a 5 bedroom, 4 bath Tuscan Home with authentic architectural details. Walk to downtown, highly rated public and private schools, parks and youth center. Large parcel to accomodate outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and fire pit. Quiet two block long street.
That agent had me going there! Full sentences, proper use of capital and non-capital letters, failure to indulge in string of exclamation points, correct spelling, he definitely will accommodate… oops! Didn’t run that copy through spell check, I guess. Computer class is hard.
But I think the agent really needed a class in How to Present Your Listings by Emphasizing Positives and Minimizing Problems. He got off to a great start by putting up a site elevation instead of various photos of a construction site, but… um…
Well, let’s admire some of the photos that this real estate professional thought were the most effective way to persuade someone to buy a two million dollar house.
Here’s what PG had to say about this house:
Perfect for someone looking to get rid of a body
This is another one of those properties where you have to dream the dream, visualize the possibilities, and assume the general contractor is as skilled and organized as this agent. So let’s get another sense of what it means to be a real estate professional, such as having a keen understanding of the market:
Wow. Marketing class is hard, too.
Let’s have a look at where this dream home is going to be, on a “large parcel” (of less than 6,000 sf). For two million smackeroos, it better be on a larger parcel than any of the neighbors, at least!
Whoa! What’s this? Zillow thinks this is now a double lot!
And that is very, very odd, because the Redfin listing says it’s a 5750 sf lot. So the Zillow listing should be over 10,000 sf, right?
Wow! Anyone want to calculate the FAR for this? I suspect it might violate a few city zoning ordinances. Anyway, time to wake up from the dream and check out Google Streetview, always a fun virtual outing. So let’s see what that double lot looks like.
Uh, let’s enjoy the single lot the way it was when it was sold in 2007. Wow! Is all of THAT included, too? Dibs on the blue bin!
The good news is the neighbor’s house won’t make you feel like a serf, but the bad news is it does sit nice and high lording it over you. Until you go to your second floor balcony and look them right in the eye. After all, you have a two million dollar house, and they don’t.