It’s always fun when a house previously featured on Burbed comes back for a second look. Sometimes it’s a flip that’s awful in a new way, sometimes it’s the same problems ensuring that the house will be bidless for a long, long time. Today’s Mountain View mansion, courtesy of Burbed reader dollarbin, has some changes since its last appearance, but it’s not just the house that’s had things moved around.
290 CHIQUITA Ave
Mountain View, CA 94041
SQ. FT.: 1,565
$/SQ. FT.: $567
LOT SIZE: 4,414 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 2009
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 48 days
Curb Appeal-Perfect 10. Own this 2.5 yr old Single Family Home for the price of MV townhomes and Condos. Warm & BEATIFULLY designed. Very energy efft/extra insulation w/ E. Eff appls. Showroom finish 2car garage. Gated access for added security/privacy n kids to play. Walking dist. to Downtown restrnts/shops/farmrs mrkt/CalTrans & Parks. Xcllnt APIs for schools. Nice fenced back yard w/ patio. NO HOA Dues.
And here’s a reminder of how the house looked in its previous incarnation: (warning, 180 comment thread)
One of burbed’s most talked about houses is back on the market, baby!
What’s more, unlike 2009, it now sports lucky 8′s in the price tag.
Plus, unlike 2009, the assigned elementary school will be Castro, rather than having to schlep your kids across El Camino into the fancy side of town to attend Bubb with all of those obnoxious rich kids.
Also, thanks to Habitat for Humanity, you’ll have new neighbor families enjoying “eight ownership homes for ‘very low- and low-income families’ ” at 300 Chiquita Ave.”
You may object that the “Xcllnt APIs for schools” was not intended to be a factual statement, and there will be BMR housing next door. The crime rate might be higher than you’re comfortable with. You may not be too excited about the sex offender who lives around the corner on Villa Street. And two different Redfin agents complained about how small the bedrooms are.
None of this matters in the least. The agent presents picture #21 to refute all Negative Nellie natterings.
Start your overbidding!