March 8, 2012

Newer 62 year old home in East San Jose

Today’s Adventure in Realtard Listing Copy is courtesy of Burbed reader Tracy.  Thanks very much for separating the wheat from the chaff, and sending us the chaff!

2430 RUBY Ave
San Jose, CA  95148


SQ. FT.: 1,420
$/SQ. FT.: $408
LOT SIZE: 0.57 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
VIEW: Neighborhood
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81205841
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 21 days

* * * Regular Sale * * * Newer home with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms in a 24,829 sqft land. It has Pergo floors throughout, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, double Pane windows. Inside laundry room in the kitchen area. Kitchen has granite counter top and newer cabinetry. Low maintenance backyard with large patio and large storage room. Close to Eastridge Mall, restaurants and easy access to frwy 680/101.

120307-ruby-facadeHere’s why Tracy thought you’d be interested in today’s featured house:

HUuh??? Built 1950 “newer home”  708 sf with 3/2 and the most ginormous lot.. I am confused. I like the “Low maintenance backyard” and the storage shed might be bigger than the house.


120307-ruby-arrowsThe house is 708 sf, but the agent reports it as 1420?  Maybe the garage and that storage shed were added into the sqft land.  And do you see what’s there on the front porch?  I think it’s time to break out the Burbed Red Arrows, because we’re looking at some MAWBUL KAWLUM ACTION.

Also have to wonder about this Realtard leading with the kitchen cabinets instead of the awesomeness of these profound pillars.


Fortunately, there’s plenty of greenery in the back yard, so don’t worry about the seller neglecting the landscaping.

In fact, there’s so much treasure to hunt for, both on the property and in the surrounding neighborhood, that both you and your kids will enjoy being told to play outside in the Low maintenance backyard!  That is, if you and your kids are intrigued by vintage automotive finds.


Otherwise, at least you’re Close to Eastridge Mall.

Comments (17) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:01 am

17 Responses to “Newer 62 year old home in East San Jose”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    I recently bought a house! And no, it is not going to be burbed! It is a “fixer” with a story, but we’ll just keep that to ourselves 🙂
    In interviewing design/ builders I found the source of marble columns! There is an aggressive company, they display at the home show, and they came out to show their master blaster suburban portfolio. Multiple Columns on each and every house, with arches no matter what style the house might be.We had rapport fail and I did not hire.

  2. Crissa Says:

    That’s interesting… I don’t even see a footprint in the Google shot that matches the house at all.

  3. SEA Says:

    You know the market must be strong when the first feature is “* * * Regular Sale * * *”

  4. Buy a Home Says:

    Great Post! I’m digging your sense of humor! Wonder whose bright mind thought this was new!!

  5. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Newer house with a built date of 1950 and mismatched sq footages means….. NO PERMIT EXPANSION! Yes, it’s easy out in the boonies to add on to your house without pesky inspectors or building codes getting in your way. And if you’re worried about snoopy neighbors, stack a few cars and buses in front of the house so they can’t see what you’re up to. Problem solved!

  6. madhaus Says:

    Yeah, I decided that it’s notable when a house has to announce it’s a REGULAR SALE or NOT A SHORT SALE so at some point I’ll be adding in the new “regular sale” tag to some oldies but very goodies.

    sfbubblebuyer I think you nailed it. The thing is, this isn’t really the boonies. The next block down is typical suburban sprawl. The country bumpkins take over on the east side of Ruby and the north side of Tully.

  7. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Madhaus, SJ is out in the boonies for us snobbish peninsula owners. (BTW, Zillow finally claims I’m not underwater again! HOORAY! Too bad it doesn’t know how much I spent on lightbulbs and draino. Add that in and I’m WAAAAY in the red!)

  8. SEA Says:

    “Add that in and I’m WAAAAY in the red!”

    Clearly you don’t understand REALTOR profit, which follows the basic pattern:

    Step 1: Buy land (the value is in the land)
    Step 2: Build a property (hopefully with stainless, granite, columns, granite columns, and so on)
    Step 3: Sell for more than the land cost (land value went up)
    Step 4: Compute profit as the selling price before sales commissions less the cost of the land.

  9. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #4 I can testify that everything you said about the boonies is true.

  10. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Gilroy, that’s the whole reason FOR living in the boonies.

  11. madhaus Says:

    …says the dude who lives in Appalachia-by-Interstate-280.

  12. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #9 – Aha you get it!

    I love it out here.

  13. sfbubblebuyer Says:


    If it weren’t for the commute, I’d live out there too!

  14. Michael Boltonestater Says:

    If it weren’t for Gilroy, I’d live out there too!

  15. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #12, #13 – First, if you’re a lemming, yes, it’s a long commute. Secondly, Gilroy ain’t the greatest, but at least it’s not Slummyvale. Much lower crime out here. We’re allowed to Shoot, Shovel, Shut-Up.

  16. Crissa Says:

    I think you’re fibbing about Gilroy having lower crime:
    Assaults: 419/100,000
    Auto theft: 375/100,000
    Total 279.8
    Assaults: 62/100,000
    Auto theft: 183/100,000
    Total 126.4

    I guess I ought to chain up my bike more strongly in Gilroy than Sunnyvale, despite losing one in Sunnyvale.

  17. Paul Says:

    Honestly, the house looks fine. It would fit an average family. Nonetheless, selling it for $579,000 would not interest readers at all. Maybe if it has a swimming pool, a glass house and a nice looking lawn. Nonetheless, it’s great to know the house is just a distance to the mall. Most homeowners would love to buy a house nearest to the grocery.

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