Today’s house hasn’t been sitting on the market for a year, isn’t on the wrong side of 101, has four digits of square footage, and doesn’t have an East Palo Alto address.
SQ. FT.: 1,010
$/SQ. FT.: $682
LOT SIZE: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1954
COMMUNITY: Willows/O’Conner Area
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 15 days
Great starter home in The Willows. Excellent condition. Updated kitchen. New roof. Painted in and out. Double paned windows. Updated electrical. Menlo Park schools. (Please check availability. )
Now, the agent wants you to know this home has an updated kitchen, but not enough to bother showing it to you. Pictures of the outside, only! And the house sold in 2009, for $445K, Yowza, up a whopping 54% in just two years! Do you know what this means?
It means SELLERS MARKET, baby! It means if you want to buy anything on the Peninsula, even this crapbox, you’re going to have write a personal note to the sellers, along with four dozen homemade cookies and an earnest money deposit of about fifty thousand (not refundable).
And those double-paned windows? You’re going to need them.
But your commute to Facebook will be sweet! I suggest you snap it up before the market comes to its senses and overbids this back over seven digits.