April 6, 2012

Holy Toledo in San Francisco

We’ve been spending too much time in the Valley.  Today’s photopalooza is courtesy of Burbed reader Kevin.  And Kevin’s writeup, coupled with the amazing pictures of this thousand a foot Marina manse, are all that’s needed for a give-it-up Guest Post.

Please give Kevin a big, warm, Real Bay Area welcome as today’s Guest Blogger!

73 Toledo Way
San Francisco, CA 94123


BATHS: 2.5
SQ. FT.: 1,842
$/SQ. FT.: $1,004
PROPERTY TYPE: Attached, Full, Modified, Single-Family Home
STYLE: Spanish/Mediterranean
COUNTY: San Francisco
MLS#: 392612
SOURCE: San Francisco MLS
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 86 days

Great Neighborhood and wonderful home. Close to transportation, shopping, schools, and more. House has been well taken care of. One Block from Chestnut, Completely remodeled from previous owner with Seismic Upgrades, Quality Workmanship Throught, Custom Light Fixtures, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Custom Kitchen Cabinets/Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite-Marble-Stone Used throught Kitchen & Bathrooms, Laundry Room, Deck & Patio, Mature Landscapping, LARGE 3 CAR Tandem Parking & Stroage Area, Alarm System, Expansion potential in garage area, and more. Seller reserves the right to refuse any and all offers. Please confirm and verify all information stated in listing. The information provided is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

In the category of “bad real estate listing photos”, I’d like to nominate this one:

The photos are pretty priceless:


1.  two front views looking directly into the sun (perhaps to hide how ugly it is from the curb?)


2.  a kitchen photo with as little light as possible.


3.  several of the photos were not rotated 90 degrees.  Classy.


4.  laundry stacked on the washer/dryer.


5.  kitchen counter top stacked high with food.


6.  last but certainly not least, photos of *both* bathrooms have a plunger standing next to the toilet. In case the buyer had any doubts about the plumbing I guess.

Comments (10) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am

10 Responses to “Holy Toledo in San Francisco”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:


    At one point, as many as 15 renters lived in the home, which its former owner continued to rent out after the foreclosure.

    “The tenants did nothing wrong,” said Deborah Thrope, a lawyer with the nonprofit Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

    “It’s not your fault if you move into a house where the person hasn’t paid their mortgage,”

  2. Metalhead Says:

    A $30K profit after more than 6 years of ownership? Now that is some RBA property! Maybe the sideways photos were taken post Loma Prieta Earthquake? $1K per square foot in the RBA is a real bargain.

  3. SEA Says:

    “Seller reserves the right to refuse any and all offers.”

    Now I know what you are thinking: This place has been on the market for three months, and it’s not pending, so clearly all offers have been refused.

    That said, let’s review what this owner paid:

    “May 10, 2005 Sold (Public Records) $1,820,000”

    So here it is some seven years later and the asking price is under 2% more than the 2005 selling price? Obviously a full-price offer should be refused. Who sells for only 2% more after seven years? Does that even cover the selling expenses? CRAZY!

    We all understand that the seller should be allowed a ‘fair profit.’ He is an owner not a rentard. Owners are very deserving. After all the time that has passed this place must be worth at least $3M.

  4. gallileo Says:

    San Francisco is the “City by the [Real] Bay [Area].” It’s just by the RBA, not a part of it. So of course this place hasn’t appreciated at all in eight years. Only the RBA does that–take yesterday’s house for example.

  5. madhaus Says:

    Well, it is in the Marina district, which was probably in the RBA in 1985. But the LARGE 3 car Tandem Parking & Storage Area is worth $1.5M all by itself.

  6. Crissa Says:

    I might point out I don’t see this three car parking it touts.

  7. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Three car TANDEM, which means the garage runs the length of the shotgun lot. Perfect for those who like to have to move their cars repeatedly when it’s time to go to work.

  8. Crissa Says:

    tridem? What would the word for that be? That’s not parking, that’s storage.

  9. Dr. Chorillo Says:

    Needs a trash bin tag. Please add one. (I’m a wasteful person, so I use that tag to narrow my search for desirable real estate.)

  10. madhaus Says:

    Your wish is granted, Dr. C.

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