March 13, 2012

Real Pride of Ownership in Santa Clara

Here’s a Santa Clara twofer for you, as we stay in The Mission City for a second day.  This is a fine submission from Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer that should convince you to stop renting and start owning before you are PRICED OUT FOREVER.

Santa Clara, CA 95051


SQ. FT.: 1,104
$/SQ. FT.: $679
LOT SIZE: 6,090 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
COMMUNITY: Santa Clara
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81205842
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 26 days

Come see this wonderful home in Santa Clara with real pride of ownership. This is a move in ready home with nothing for you to do! Enjoy the updated kitchen, remodeled bathroom, hardwood floors under the carpet, a beautiful pool and spa and more. The neighborhood gets very little traffic and in the Cupertino School District (Eisenhower Elementary and Hyde Middle School).


Yeah.  Definitely nothing for you to do with this place.  Just be ready to move in, and you won’t ever need any coffee in the morning as this kitchen décor is going to wake you no matter how late you were up.

Also, the listing copy above mentions how little traffic the neighborhood gets, so maybe we should have a look at the neighborhood.

Perhaps it’s because the three-story townhouses that loom over the backyard are all populated by Neighborhood Watch enthusiasts.


120312-claremont-solarMore good news: this house appears to have some solar panels, and they are perfectly sited with a southern exposure.  They’re also perfectly sited not to overheat or generate excess capacity, thanks to those townhouses blocking the harmful winter UV rays.

And if you want to know more about that housing development over the back fence, Burbed has already paid them a couple of visits, both to a townhouse and the (genius!) detached single family house tucked into a high density complex.  That means your back fence neighbor is one of two dueling Lords of the Manor.

Looks like there’s lots of Real Pride of Ownership for everyone to share!

Comments (14) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

14 Responses to “Real Pride of Ownership in Santa Clara”

  1. Zak Says:

    A swimming pool? What were the current owners thinking?

  2. nomadic Says:

    Current owners? It looks like that pool has been there since the ’70s.

  3. Metalhead Says:

    With a kitchen floor that takes the first step to the diner tribute, how can you go wrong? Plenty of security for the pool area with the townhouse lookouts from above. Think of the money you can save by not having to get a home security system. We just need more photos to see more of the pride of ownership.

  4. madhaus Says:

    Real Pride of Ownership is different than merely garden-variety pride of ownership. Real Pride of Ownership doesn’t need to show any stinking photos. It’s a privilege to contemplate making an offer on a house with Real Pride of Ownership. You’d better write a Real nice letter to these sellers if you even think they’d consider your pedestrian offer over the other 40 they’re going to get.

    Also, don’t miss the fun in this old thread, starting with comment #17. Hilarity ensued.

  5. SEA Says:

    If I wrote a letter to this seller, likely I’d be better off, since I’d probably reduce my chances of purchase.

    Dear seller:

    Your trash is only worth so much of my cash.

  6. CB Says:

    Average $/sq ft in SC is about $400.

    Therefore each tile in that kitchen is worth at least $280. You can buy this house and probably make back most of your money selling them on Craigslist.

  7. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #6 OK you made me LOL

  8. sprezzatura Says:

    A 3-BR with only 1100 square feet? What did they do, convert a closet?

  9. Dr. Chorillo Says:

    This might be perfect. I can leave my 3-year-old home alone out by the pool, and the gang from the T-homes will keep an eye on him. So no more paying for a babysitter. I’m going to build the cost savings into my offer.

  10. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Reduced to $739,900.

    First reduction on March 16 ($100) wasn’t quite enough.

  11. SEA Says:

    From $750,000 to $749,900 to $739,900?

    Over bidding will take this right where it needs to be, I’m sure.

  12. ha Says:

    ha .. also the worst cupertino schools – eisenhower and hyde 🙂 well nimitz out there .. right. But still come on … what has happened to this place. people are selling junk at such a high price .. but look at how it gets pending, thanks to rich senseless people … when you have more money you dont know what to do .. this is the right place ..

  13. nomadic Says:

    LOL, look now! It was just re-listed for $767,000! The last deal fell through and they re-listed at a higher price.

  14. madhaus Says:

    No pictures, and a different agent and broker. Guess the last realtards won’t be getting a good review on Yelp.

    The new listing copy is pretty boring too, and by boring I mean nothing really worth making fun of.

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