December 12, 2011

Exciting San Mateo Neighborhood Features Storied History!

Today’s find is from Burbed reader MS, bringing you another scrumptious sampling of Superb San Mateo!  Here’s a house that combines the luxury of a detached single family house in bucolic suburbia with the exciting night life of the nearby big city!  Okay, I didn’t say which city.

What could possibly go wrong with a one-two combo like that?

200 N KINGSTON St, San Mateo, CA 94401


SQ. FT.: 1,610
$/SQ. FT.: $276
LOT SIZE: 5,148 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
COMMUNITY: North Shoreview/Dore Cavanaugh
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81145428
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 44 days

Great home for first time buyers or investors! Spacious with large eat-in kitchen, formal living room and dining area plus a den. All with fresh paint and new carpet. Detached garage (partially converted) all on a corner lot.

Here’s what MS has to say about why this home deserves your attention.

imageHome was is occupied/partied in by relative’s sometimes violent descendants for years and years. The sheriff brought numerous backup units to evict "struggling family" terrorizing the neighborhood through October.

If you’re a potential owner-occupier, there are some of the best neighbors in North Shoreview right there. Change the locks, you should be good to go.




imageThere’s more excitement right at the corner of Mount Diablo. Yes, where the house is. Not enough? How about this friendly block party?

Plus, the garage is only partially converted, so you’ll only need obtain a partial permit to partially fix things with the city.

Best of all, you won’t be dealing with those troublesome relatives. All you have to do is convince the bank you want the house more than they do!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:10 am

8 Responses to “Exciting San Mateo Neighborhood Features Storied History!”

  1. SEA Says:

    Listed below 1996 sale price:

    “Jun 20, 1996 Sold (Public Records) $468,181”

    Yep, that’s right, you could have purchased this place over 15 years ago, and realize a loss on sale. 15 years?

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Awww… this isn’t even the cheapest dump in the ‘hood! Check out this Dore Ave charmer! One house away from the freeway exit ramp (Note the lack of on ramp, this place is like a roach hotel!) with a “contractor’s dream” listing tag and a redfin agent review consisting of “Heavy mold smell”, and you’d be positively frothing at the mouth to drop an extra 70 grand for Kingston St!

  3. Mole Man Says:

    To convert the garage or not is always a big question. This approach of partially converting sounds like a win-win situation.

  4. ms Says:

    The assessed value of this house is $205,358.
    The 1996 sale price is $468,181.

    That’s a property tax savings of $2k per year.

    How does that work?

  5. PKamp3 Says:

    I’d also like to point out all the 4s. There are two 4s in 94401, 3 4s in the price, it’s been on Redfin 44 days, there is one 4 in the year built, and as I post this there are 4 thumbs up and 4 comments (I will change that!).

    Need to get some 8s up in here for a sale!

  6. nomadic Says:

    LOL, PKamp3, this house with the location fail doesn’t strike me as something any Asians would be interested in buying. Is there something about San Mateo schools that we should know about?

  7. PKamp3 Says:

    I learned the feng shui basics and some of the numerology so I could find what properties were undervalued – at least compared to the rest of the RBA. (For such a big purchase, seemed like a good use of my time!)

    For the record, my house number has a 4 in it.

  8. ms Says:


    The elementary school for this house is North Shoreview Elementary, scoring 7 from greatschools:

    Certainly fewer Asians in North Shoreview than in say, SF, but the schools in SF generally really suck much worse. Unless it’s Rooftop Elementary or, of course, Lowell.

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