May 30, 2012

Could be a builder/investor’s dream place with bountiful of good restaurants

Burbed continues to look at the kind of houses that made this site what it is: crapboxes!  Today we have a Guest Post from Burbed reader mabel du of a memorable manor in Mountain View!  Please welcome mabel to the front page as today’s Guest Blogger!

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330 MOFFETT Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043


SQ. FT.: 1,176
$/SQ. FT.: $744
LOT SIZE: 5,700 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Ranch
VIEW: City Lights
COMMUNITY: North Shoreline
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81215495
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 32 days

Highly desirable Mountain View area within a couple of blocks of downtown with bountiful of good restaurants. Commerical residential zone. This site can be either one. Fixer upper. Could be a builder/investor’s dream place. Property to be sold in “as is condition”. Lots of potential!!! Easy access to highway 85 and freeway 101.

Don’t let this gem slip away into pending status before you can post it.  This is the hot new/old recycled listing from our past – twice – see the olde but goode listings on Burbed.


This crapshack wouldn’t take “no” for an answer a few years ago, so they raised the price $10k trying to win the housing (Facebook) lottery again.  I guess they think the kids with new Facebook money will jump all over this place as a diamond in the rough (note to realtor:  don’t hold yer breath).


This time, instead of sharing multi photos of Moffett Blvd, they’re just showing us the outside of the lil’ darling in a multi-use neighborhood. (Check out the satellite photo)


120529-moffett-frontyardThis entry must be Burbed-worthy, especially the 3rd time around.  It looks like they’ve really spiffied-up the yard in the years since entry #1 graced yer lovely website;  they must have raked the leaves at least once in the last 6 yrs. 

Based on these front yard pix, i assume there’s a good sized corn mash still tucked away in the backyard.  It’s like re-visiting my childhood trips thru Appalachia; and it’s right here in mountain view, but without the nauseating drive through the mountains in the back end suicide seats of a station wagon! 

120529-moffett-garageAnd I didn’t even include the actual trauma of being IN Appalachia for summers w/my dad’s family! That the old station wagon was probably circa 1965 with those back end suicide seats – no seat belts, who needs ’em!?!   One good bump and all the kids would have been projectiles out the back window, which was already rolled down and sucking in additional exhaust fumes (no AC back in the dark ages).  If you’re not old enough to remember ’em, you missed an era.

Comments (21) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

21 Responses to “Could be a builder/investor’s dream place with bountiful of good restaurants”

  1. SEA Says:

    A jabroni for Palo Alto.

  2. dollarbin Says:

    Ooh, right around the corner from another Burbed favorite:

  3. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Yes! I remember that era, and Yes, that are on Moffett is MV’s little ghetto, in fact MV is a fascinating place, because there are those with real money there, right alongside, cheek-by-jowl, with the down-and-out, homeless, druggies, couch-surfers, Chinese immigrants cooking on little gaz stoves in their rented bedrooms, etc. I know of one place where a room can be had for $50 a week. Unfortunately, the homeless gal who stays there when she can keep her rent paid up is too paranoid to tell me other than it’s in MV near the train station, is owned by Chinese people and “always smells like Chinese food”. Sounds like a little $50 a week piece of heaven to me. Come on, for $200-$250 a week you get to watch the farce that is our modern iCulture or The Greater Depression Now With Rooster Sauce, up close.

  4. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    That area on Moffett …

  5. madhaus Says:

    Where did everyone go today, waiting in line to dump your FB shares?

  6. madhaus Says:

    Oh, if you zoom out just a little on the satellite map, note the trailer park conveniently located just north of today’s featured home.

  7. nomadic Says:

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve been busy out-bidding SV Shopper on PA properties today. Figured I’d plow the profits from shorting FB back into the local market.

  8. Michael Boltonestater Says:

    From Redfin: “The seller has requested that all public comments be removed from this listing.” – Good idea 🙂

    Six years on the market, price virtually unchanged. I guess the seller is betting on inflation.

  9. Crissa Says:

    The seller also requested no automated valuation, too.

  10. madhaus Says:

    And yet, the valuations are still out there.

    Zillow: $654,500

    eppraisal: $504,438

  11. sprezzatura Says:

    And the capper: “Possession COE + 30 Days” == rented out, good luck evicting the tenants or even getting in to show the place.

  12. DreamT Says:

    It’s right across the MV Adult Ed. I used to tutor there – Math & English (!) to a post-high school GED-seeking central-American guy who clearly didn’t relish the concept of study and homework – and would only show up every other week. I’d lie if I said it was a productive and rewarding experience. But at least there’s an Adult Ed, and volunteers to staff it. Gives the neighborhood a semblant of community spirit.

  13. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    #6 MV, Sunnyvale, Palo Also, all around that greater area, is just peppered with mobil home parks. In fact a good part of Sunnyvale seems to be houses that are just gussied-up mobils.

    No, I don’t mean nice mobil home parks either. I mean downright scary. And they’re all over the freakin place.

  14. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    Palo Also, yes … Palo Also is also filled with mobil home parks.

  15. dollarbin Says:

    Wow, after 6 years off and on the market at $865K, they just cut the price to $785K. Priced to move.

  16. dollarbin Says:

    Snip snip, $725K. Perhaps it’s time to deploy luck 8’s.

  17. dollarbin Says:


  18. nomadic Says:

    Finally! Okay, now we can say the bubble is back. It would be hilarious if it closes for more than the latest list price.

  19. Petsmart groomer Says:

    > It would be hilarious if it closes for more than the latest list price.

    That goes without saying. I’m pretty sure the seller got plenty of offers around $950K but really the successful buyer had to come up with at least $1M to be worthy of being even considered.

  20. dollarbin Says:

    Our long national nightmare is over: Sold!

  21. Petsmart groomer Says:

    What, only $635K? I can’t believe #19 was wrong.

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