June 13, 2012

If you like parking you’ll love this Belmont home!

Have you ever realized that you aren’t spending enough of your time parking all of your cars?  Why not buy a house that fixes that terrible lack in your life?  After all, pure parking pleasure requires just the right property, and perhaps this is the perfect palace!  Thanks much to Burbed reader Michael Boltonestater for this beauty of a building in Belmont!

820 EL CAMINO REAL
Belmont, CA 94062
$669,000, reduced from $709,000

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BEDS: 5
BATHS: 3
SQ. FT.: 2,200
$/SQ. FT.: $304
LOT SIZE: 3,250 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
STORIES: 2
VIEW: City Lights
COMMUNITY: Belmont Country Club
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81211546
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 76 days

Single family home locate on commercial zoon, city may allow home office use for light industry. Interest party need to confirm with city ordiance. 3 bedroom 2 bath upstairs (one master), two additioanal bedroom 1 bath downstairs done with permit. Spacious garage park up to 4 cars tandem.

Today’s featured house convenient to, well, everything (how much more central can you get than the Street of Kings?).  Plus, by only including one photo the agent has made it easy for you to review this listing as quickly as possible.  Not only that, this house is even more Special than you think.  It’s been on Burbed before!

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120612-elcamino-oldlistingWow, you can buy it for less than its 2009 asking price, despite it being in the middle of a red-hot market.  And that’s an old asking price, because the home was delisted the day before it appeared here back in 2009. 

Also we just had to sneak in this really old listing picture from when it sold in 2000.  For $535,000.  Think of how much this place is really worth now!  And there’s more good news!  The Redfin agent has done the legwork so you don’t have to.

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This location is perfect.  If you don’t already have four cars, step next door and buy them.

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Don’t like what they’re selling next door?  No problem at all!  Just head across the street to the CalTrain station and check out what’s chillin’.

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Look, you’re a busy person.  This house has a four car garage.  That works out to 25 years per covered parking space.  Now that’s a DEAL.

Comments (16) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

16 Responses to “If you like parking you’ll love this Belmont home!”

  1. nomadic Says:

    I am in awe of the listing copy. It deserves a burbed writing award.

  2. SEA Says:

    Can I watch the loons on my commercial zoon?

  3. magdalena Says:

    “Community: Belmont Country Club” – REALLY?

  4. nomadic Says:

    #2, check with the city ordiance.

  5. Mole Man Says:

    I’ve been curious about this for a long time. It could be a good place for an artist or someone who can make use of a street presence since it is prominent on ECR and from the train right by the station, even. Many times I have gone by and heard the sound of loud electronic guitar practice which makes me wonder what exactly is going on with the residents. There might be an interesting story to tell there, or more than one.

  6. mabeldu Says:

    it sounds fab! my dream house has certain requirements:

    – not surrounded too closely by other houses – check!
    – wide, expansive view – check!
    – parking & storage – check!
    – zoon – check! (i don’t know what that is, but now i want one)

    too bad it’s mucked up by that little strip of heaven called ECR.

    the listing may have been written by the realtor’s 7 year old nephew. it’s scary to think that someone could be illiterate, yet still pass the realtor’s exam (good luck having him review your sale T&Cs). but, stranger things have happened.

  7. madhaus Says:

    This house hit on a number of things that made it Special. I just added the satellite view and streetview tags. Too bad it isn’t being sold As-Is.

    Yeah, a house on ECR across the street from the CalTrain station in “Belmont Country Club.” That’s so #winning. Ya think the house earns the “misleading” tag too?

  8. Banker East Says:

    This would be a really special property in New York City! Just the parking alone is worth the value of a small business, and parking fees go up just like rent.

  9. SEA Says:

    “good luck having him review your sale T&Cs”

    ->”Just sign here and everything will be just fine.”

  10. madhaus Says:

    Belmont is the Manhasset of New York City.

  11. Crissa Says:

    You’re going to want that garage space, ’cause you won’t want to park outside! …Or do much of anything outside.

    Those yeah, it would make a great home for an artist or some other homecraft sort.

    …Where’d it pick up the extra garage and lose two bedrooms, you think? ^-^

  12. Inter M Properties Says:

    Who would want to live next to that, maybe except the owner of the car sale shop?

  13. SV Shopper Says:

    Belmont is a poor man’s Burlingame. School scores are no good.

  14. nomadic Says:

    Yeah, other than that, this house is swell!

  15. Petsmart groomer Says:

    After being briefly reduced to $619, it is now $619,000. New agent too.

  16. nomadic Says:

    I was going to commend the vastly improved language skills of the new agent, but the house still has commercia zooning.


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