February 6, 2012

Need more land? It’s under the newspaper

Nothing is better than this street number for your next residence!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader sonarrat for this find in beautiful Hayward.

0 Chronicle
Hayward, CA 94542


SQ. FT.: –
LOT SIZE: 5,800 Sq. Ft.
TYPE: Lots & Land
COMMUNITY: Hayward Hills
COUNTY: Alameda
MLS#: 40534298
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 204 days

Located high in the Hayward Hills. Non Tract area to build your home. Need more land? Home next door which is part of the Trust may be purchased for addtional money to live in while you build your home.

No photo, no map, no bedrooms, no bathrooms, not even a house number.  Sheesh.  For some reason ZipRealty was able to locate the street when Redfin failed.



Here’s where this mysterious Chronicle is, right around the corner from Tribune and Call! 


What’s the name of this Non Tract area, Dead Tree Terrace? Fishwrap Farms? 20th Century Media Meadows?  And where’s the “addtional money to live in”?

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:09 am

4 Responses to “Need more land? It’s under the newspaper”

  1. A. Lewis Says:


    Hey, the value’s in the land! You don’t even need to know where the land is, or what it looks like to value it.

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    How is 5,800 square feet non-tract?

  3. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    People buy gold at a premium price this way, sight unseen, never hold it in their hands, they just get some pieces of paper saying they own some gold …. that’s …. somewhere.

  4. Crissa Says:

    non-tract usually means it hasn’t been subdivided or assigned. Generally for small pieces like this, it means it occurred when two tracts left segments for a green space or road or whatever and it wasn’t used by whoever was supposed to use it.

    …But it’s unclear if the 5800 is the total size or the zoned lot size; you’d usually put in the description one or the other. And you wouldn’t say it was a house when there wasn’t a house on it!

    Are RBA realtors immune from truth in advertising constraints? This stuff would’ve been taken seriously as a reason to threaten a realtor’s license when my mom was a realtor…

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