February 15, 2012

Ah, the beautiful outdoors and fresh air of San Carlos

Today’s listing is brought to you by Burbed reader Divasm.  Let’s see what you can get in San Carlos for more than not a lot of money.

220 OAKVIEW Dr
San Carlos, CA 94070
$699,000

120212-oakview-redfin

BEDS: 3
BATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 1,530
$/SQ. FT.: $457
LOT SIZE: 5,760 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STORIES: 1
YEAR BUILT: 1947
COMMUNITY: El Sereno Corte
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81200722
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending With Release
ON REDFIN: 35 days

3 bedroom 2 bath home with lots of upgrades. Hardwood floors under carpet, recessed lighting, new stone fireplace, new tile entry, and kitchen floors. Large lot with big backyard fully landscaped. New french doors in Master bed. Great quiet neighborhood in White Oaks school District. PRICED TO SELL!!

120212-oakview-wallHere’s what Divasm had to say about this luscious listing:

So what’s up with this house? Here’s the Realtard description: 3 bedroom 2 bath home with lots of upgrades. Hardwood floors under carpet, recessed lighting, new stone fireplace, new tile entry, and kitchen floors. New french doors in Master bed.

120212-oakview-window-viewNow it’s important you read that carefully and try to picture it in your head. Sounds delightful right? That’s the chance you will get online to see it because of the 9 photos on the listing, NONE of them show the inside of the house! There are views from the inside of plants in the yard, views of the neighbors across the street, but nothing inside. What are they hiding

I suspect a portal to hell. Anyone else?

I would have liked to see the new french doors in Master bed.  That’s a different kind of Portal to Hell.

Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am

7 Responses to “Ah, the beautiful outdoors and fresh air of San Carlos”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    I think this is the new trend. No pictures of the inside when the house is “Priced to sell,” Or when it contains a portal to He#@. It creates mystery and drives the buyers to come and see. The house we are “buying” was like that too, Except no description either. Just a picture of the outside.

  2. PKamp3 Says:

    I think I know – that second picture is an outhouse, so the house only has a single bathroom!

    What’s worse – a portal to hell or a single bathroom? It might be a tossup…

  3. Divasm Says:

    Well, we have been seeing listings where it’s just one or two pics of the outside, but this listing actually went to the trouble of taking pictures FROM inside the house of the outside of the house.

    What really got me are pics 6 and 7. They’re both pics of a big plant in the yard from inside the house. They seem to be yelling, “You too can be an agoraphobic housebound stalker! Just sit in this window, hidden behind this plant and take all the video you want of your neighbors going to and fro!”

  4. madhaus Says:

    Bwahahahaha! Sold in 2004 for $780,000!

  5. Tom Stone Says:

    No pictures of the inside is usually a tell. I’m a broker in Sonoma County and pictures of a cute feeding deer are also a tell for country properties. One of my favorites had pictures of deer, blooming flowers,and was described as being 20 minutes west of reality. Pictures are decieving, you have to see a property.

  6. nomadic Says:

    20 minutes west of reality? Oh, I’d love to see that!

  7. madhaus Says:

    Tom Stone, we’ve had many homes with no interior shots (see the tag at the end of the article), but pictures taken from the inside looking out are a new one.

    Yeah it’s a tell all right. It tells us that the house wasn’t professionally staged.


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