May 26, 2012

Walk to Cupertino Schools!

Thanks very much to Burbed reader B Parker for today’s find on Craigslist!  Ads there rarely last long, so we’ll capture everything for posterity.  Posterity in Silicon Valley terms is probably even less than a Friedman Unit.

$2064 / 1br – 650ft² – Walk to Cupertino Schools from Your Brand New Home! (sunnyvale) (map)


Date: 2012-05-22, 2:24PM PDT
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Here’s why B sent this rental ad in (and we don’t see enough examples of rental ad fail, so we’re quite pleased with this one).

Walk to cupertino schools from your 650sqft 1br apartment

The photo on the Craigslist ad goes to the apartment’s website, which is really great or we wouldn’t have found this awesome kitchen.

But walking distance to Peet’s Coffee AND Starbucks?  SOLD to the caffeine fiend with kids who don’t mind sharing your bedroom!

Comments (50) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:10 am

50 Responses to “Walk to Cupertino Schools!”

  1. sprezzatura Says:

    Good thing you screen-shotted it, post has been pulled :)

  2. SEA Says:

    Not to worry, there is an even smaller unit for greater psf cost:

    $1931 / 1br – 550ft² – July 1st! 1st Floor, All New Just For You! (sunnyvale)

    100 sf smaller (15%) for $100 less per month (5%)

  3. nomadic Says:

    Rents really have gone insane.

  4. SEA Says:

    Same unit?

    $2071 / 1br – 650ft² – Walk to Cupertino Schools! (sunnyvale)

  5. Real Estater Says:

    >>Rents really have gone insane.

    Now you see why I was so hell bent on buying a rental property when the usual suspects here were ridiculing it.

  6. nomadic Says:

    It wasn’t the idea of buying rental property that we were ridiculing…

  7. Real Estater Says:

    Right, it was the idea of ridiculing for the sake of ridiculing, by people who take no action themselves.

  8. Faux Estater Says:

    But who cares. By brother did not buy anything anyway. The only thing he did is refinancing his own home.

  9. Real Estater Says:

    Pralay,

    Can you get beyond petty fighting for a change? Grow up man!

  10. Pedro Ramirez Says:

    Many renters in Village green apartments in Cupertino own homes in the east bay, but live in Cupertino for sake of schools. Most of them are Indians, Chinese, though.

  11. madhaus Says:

    Two thousand for a small one bedroom. In Sunnyvale.

    Anyone notice all the new apartment construction in downtown Mountain View? That will help with rental price pressure. The new stuff in Cupertino, though, I think is all condo.

  12. Real Estater Says:

    One of the best victories for RBA residents is to stop the housing developments at Mountain View’s Mayfield site. Residents are simply sick and tired of high density housing developments that bring traffic instead of jobs and ongoing tax revenue that office buildings can provide.

  13. SEA Says:

    Jobs definitely don’t increase traffic.

  14. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Damn. I had essentially the same shitty apartment in Slummyvale for a thou. Have rents gone up that much?

    Yet, there are quite a few rooms for $300 on Craigslist. I still maintain that California is cheaper to live in than Ohio.

  15. madhaus Says:

    Gilroy Alex, this place has the school premium built in… Check prices in your old hood.

    California is cheaper than Ohio because you can leave the furnace off and not die.

  16. Real Estater Says:

    #12,

    Our infrastructure is not built to support high density housing. When you have homes, you generate other kinds of traffic besides residential traffic, such as school traffic, shopping traffic etc. The schools cannot accommodate so many newcomers. The parks are overcrowded. The library system is overloaded. Businesses, on the other hand, don’t generate such side effects. Businesses also bring in more tax revenue. This was a big win for Mountain View.

  17. SEA Says:

    Yes, when a new business moves in nothing much changes other than increased tax revenues, no added shopping, traffic, people, and so on. “Facebook Effect” at its best.

  18. Real Estater Says:

    For about $400 more you can get a smaller place in Palo Alto.

  19. Real Estater Says:

    Moral of the story: It does not make sense to rent. Now may not be the best time to buy a house, but it is definitely the worst time to be renting. My recommendation is to buy now before prices go even higher next year.

  20. Real Estater Says:

    Recommendation #2: Buy Facebook on weakness.

    This is a great company, and social networking is here to stay. FB is an essential part of your portfolio.

    1 year target price: $38

  21. SEA Says:

    “1 year target price: $38″

    No overbidding?

  22. very amused Says:

    The one year target price is the IPO price. How amusing.

  23. Real Estater Says:

    Look at the potential percentage gain if you buy on weakness. It’s virtually free equity.

  24. SEA Says:

    “It’s virtually free equity.”

    I thought that was reserved for housing only.

  25. SEA Says:

    Given the close of $31.91 and the $38 target in one year, that’s a target of 19% return. If I rent, but put money in FB instead of housing, would I end up ahead of those who are invested in housing instead of FB?

  26. Real Estater Says:

    >>I thought that was reserved for housing only.

    Have you not heard that stocks are called equity?

    >>would I end up ahead of those who are invested in housing instead of FB?

    Just do the right thing.

  27. SEA Says:

    “Have you not heard that stocks are called equity?”

    Do you have any stock in your house?

  28. Real Estater Says:

    LOL. Go Google “equity market”. You got a long way to go buddy!

  29. SEA Says:

    Google says, “A = L + SE”

  30. Crissa Says:

    I’ve been there; those places are noisier than the apartments over on Acalanes or Maude and their layouts are as bad as possible. And there’s only one way in and out of the apartment complex.

    $2K? WTF. We were paying $1.1K for 900 2br just two years ago.

  31. Faux Estater Says:

    My recommendation is to buy now before prices go even higher next year.
    —–

    When my brother provides unsolicited “recommendation”, he is an used car salesman.

  32. Real Estater Says:

    Some people just never learn. If you had an open mind, Pralay, you wouldn’t be where you are today.

  33. Faux Estater Says:

    This is a great company, and social networking is here to stay. FB is an essential part of your portfolio.
    —–

    Thanks for the invest advice, my brother. Based on the correct valuation of FB, I set the buy-trigger at $8.88. It’s such a lucky number, I am pretty sure the price will come down to this number within a week after lockup period expires.

  34. Faux Estater Says:

    Some people just never learn.
    —-

    Let’s not start talking about the inside information of previous employment Deloitte now.

  35. Real Estater Says:

    Let’s not talk about your career as a gloried hacker now.

  36. Real Estater Says:

    >>I set the buy-trigger at $8.88. It’s such a lucky number, I am pretty sure the price will come down to this number within a week after lockup period expires.

    Typical renter mentality, looking for the small deal, while missing out on the large deal. I’d just buy it at the current price now. It’s already at a deep discount to IPO price.

  37. SEA Says:

    Is RE too big to fail?

  38. Real Estater Says:

    Anyways, I can’t help you if you insist on not making the right decisions with your life, Pralay. It’s been shown here many times over that the calls I make are amazingly accurate. People here have all witnessed it. You have not taken any position that amounted to anything, and that’s a fact.

  39. Faux Estater Says:

    It’s been shown here many times over that the calls I make are amazingly accurate.
    —-

    “Amazingly accurate”. Ha ha! You know something is wrong when an individual amazes himself. :)

  40. Real Estater Says:

    Right, something is always wrong, including when I was shopping for rental property.

  41. Faux Estater Says:

    Let’s not talk about your career as a gloried hacker now.
    —-

    Hacking? Hearing all the “RP” jokes from ex-colleagues constitutes hacking?

  42. Real Estater Says:

    Including when I said last year that it was the best time to buy a house. Don’t you wish you could go back in time to purchase my advice? Well, I’m giving you another one now. All you need to do is be open minded.

  43. Faux Estater Says:

    Well, I’m giving you another one now.
    —-

    Thanks for the advice. I just bought a house today – 1730 stft, built in 1923. Wow! I will be able to celebrate 100 year in 11 years. And as part of celebration I will pour 100 gallon of Drano and change 100 lightbulbs 100 times.

  44. Real Estater Says:

    Hacking…as in your pathetic career as worker bee security programmer. Let’s not go there, shall we?

  45. Faux Estater Says:

    as in your pathetic career as worker bee security programmer.
    —-

    Security programmer? Who? You must have mistaken with my twin brother, who looks exactly like me and worked for Caspain Networks.

  46. Faux Estater Says:

    Correction: Caspain –> Caspian.

    Although CasPain sounds appropriate because of the way it went belly up, with lots of pain.

  47. Real Estater Says:

    You do plan to go back to your job don’t you? Don’t forget the rent will be higher next year.

  48. Real Estater Says:

    >>Although CasPain sounds appropriate because of the way it went belly up, with lots of pain.

    One less place for you to send your resume.

  49. Faux Estater Says:

    Who cares!

  50. SEA Says:

    “Don’t forget the rent will be higher next year.”

    Smart people fully understand that paying more is better.


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