Areas close to the high-tech jobs are so desirable right now, homes for sale there are snapped up before the seller finishes signing the contract with an agent. Meanwhile, far-flung exurbs are not doing as well. Commuting an hour, or even more, is not desirable to most buyers with Silicon Valley jobs.
So what about the places that are still within what we think of as Silicon Valley, but aren’t a relatively easy commute to the job centers? What if those areas were Foreclosure Central during the credit crunch? What if some of the residents in those neighborhoods aren’t exactly Junior League material? Let’s take a look at such a big lot Berryessa listing from Burbed reader Tracy Tea House.
1199 PIEDMONT Rd
San Jose, CA 95132
SQ. FT.: 1,448
$/SQ. FT.: $517
LOT SIZE: 0.46 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1956
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 20 days
LARGE LOT, Value in land, city allowed to build 3 houses couple years ago, contact city to verify status of approval. Near Piedmont high, Piedmont Middle, elementary school and library. It is very rare to find large lot like this in North Valley. Check with City to explore other possibility. VERY LARGE DOG, DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANT, DO NOT ENTER PROPERTY. WRITE OFFER SUBJECT TO INSPECTION
Since you won’t be entering the property (VERY LARGE DOG, DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANT), good thing this home listing has 24 pictures. Here a few of our favorites.
24 pictures of the same six parts of the outside of the house. But the good thing about these photos is you can play Where’s Waldo with them, assuming Waldo’s the name of the VERY LARGE DOG.