Here’s a peach of a property courtesy of Burbed reader Swan, complete with an agent who ought to look into some alternate nicknames.
1980 HEATHERDALE Ave
San Jose, CA 95126
SQ. FT.: 1,550
$/SQ. FT.: $306
LOT SIZE: 6,360 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1946
COMMUNITY: Santa Clara
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 6 days
Move in conditions, up dated kitchen and baths. Well maintained 4 bedrooms plus one additional master bedroom. Large level back yard , 2 car side by side. Apartment complex at back of this house. Short sale , 2 lender’s ( 2 loans )
I came across this listing today and found it possibly Burbed-worthy. First, the realtor’s name is Lucky Chan. In my experience, any person or animal named Lucky is usually the opposite. This realtor should change his name to Honest. He is very honest in the listing: apartment complex at the back of the house (yup, sure is), short sale (have fun looking at the price history on Zillow), and two lenders (that can’t be good). Last we have "2 car side by side." Do the cars come with the house? Where are the lucky 8s in the price? Anyway, someone buy this quickly so Lucky can get lucky.
For a short sale, this property is in surprisingly acceptable shape… that is, for what little we get to see of it. I do wonder why, given how little clutter was left in the yard, why we’re looking at any of it. It would have taken all of 2 minutes to move that ladder and the blue ball out of the frame above, and another 2 for the small collection of patio crap at left. I guess it was easier to simply go for the soft-focus effect.
And Honest, or Lucky, could have been even more honest by telling us about this home’s excellent location, location, location. Not only is there an apartment complex behind it, you’re also really close to transportation!
Plus let’s take a quick peek at the neighborhood.
Awesome! A gated home next door, plus on-street parking is at a premium. Looks like you’ll be having all kinds of spirited discussions with your neighbors!
All this and a house old enough to collect Social Security. Maybe you’ll get Lucky, too.