July 10, 2012


Here’s another San Jose Special from one of our frequent correspondents, Burbed reader Tracy Tea House!  Thanks very much for this Berryessa beauty, which has been snapped up by some lucky buyer. 

11260 CANYON Dr
San Jose, CA 95127
Listed for $699,000; Sold for $640,000 on 6/16/2012


120708-canyon-wood-panelsBEDS:  3
SQ. FT.:  2,952
$/SQ. FT.:  $217
LOT SIZE:  0.48 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Ranch
VIEW: Neighborhood
COMMUNITY:  Berryessa
COUNTY:  Santa Clara
MLS#:  81213632
SOURCE:  MLSListings


Here’s what Tracy had to say when submitting this property to our attention:

120708-canyon-saunaSomething is probably truly wrong with this house! But what? We fell in love with the massive decks, tiki torches, groovy pool, amazingly large rooms, with indoor sauna and all over swag. The tee is directly out the back door and people are literally hitting golf balls feet from the deck. I think my dogs would have gone crazy!

Now the down sides. Shorty short sale, the price is very, very low, considering, and there are water problems. Some obvious, but I suppose, some hidden much deeper, with the big hill 120708-canyon-stainedglassabove. The house was pending shortly after we looked at it, and fell out, so its back on the market. A true treasure? Or a California size boondoggle?

All this, and only 3 MUNITES DRIVING TO SAN JOSE.  Are MUNITES more or less time than MINTUES?  We know, the unit of time used on the WORLD RENOWN SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA are MINTUES.  But if you know the way to San Jose, you can conquer both time and space.

Don’t believe us?  Look at all 25 pictures of this listing and figure out what’s missing.  Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Did you figure it out?  Here’s a hint, courtesy of teh Google.


Yes, 25 pictures (several of the same exact tree), and not one of what the house itself looks like.  No wonder you have to ENJOY IT ON THE DECK instead.  At least you would be SURROUNDED BY MULTI MILLION DOLLAR HOMES.


Um.  Thank you, Zillow.  Opportunities to play with the Red Arrows are always appreciated.

Too bad the realtard didn’t find a dictionary in the HUGE LIBRIRY.

Comments (21) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:02 am

21 Responses to “ENJOY IT ON THE LARGE DECK”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    When I first looked at the house there were about 10 pictures just of the golf course in the lisiting. The house is extremely groovacious. Super trend-Cali-modern- hipster. You can ride your golf cart right onto the course. If I liked golf, wanted to live in the East San Jose Hills and deal with water run off, this would be my place. It also has a flat roof and leaking, but even with that, this house could be a mufti million dollar “10.” FORE!!!!! or whatever you yell when you strike a ball into a window!

  2. SEA Says:

    “Sep 06, 2000 Sold (Public Records) $1,200,000”

    Down 45% after 12 years?

  3. madhaus Says:

    “Sep 06, 2000 Sold (Public Records) $1,200,000″

    Down 45% after 12 years?

    Do you want nothing or a piece of something?

  4. nomadic Says:

    The realtard must have gone to school with RE: the house has an in_door sauna and huge bed_rooms.

  5. SEA Says:

    #3- Forget taxes, insurance, light bulbs, Drano, and so on, this place has gone down an average of about $4,000 per month for the last 12 years.

    Imagine how much this place would have cost to rent.

  6. Mole Man Says:

    I’m pretty sure that “ENJOY IT ON THE LARGE DECK” means there is a WiFi access point and good cell phone reception so that the owners can enjoy Information Technology from their deck. It is like never having to leave the office even though one is surrounded by golfers (just like in the office).

  7. mabeldu Says:

    do realtors have to pay MLS extra for spellcheck? if not, why the F&#$ can’t they master 3rd grade spelling, then click the ‘checkmark’ icon?

    a groovalicious house, for sure. that fireplace is an award winner.

    that 2000 price is crazy; 5 years before the peak and someone paid $1.2M? for builder grade finishes and 70s wood paneling?!? maybe they installed the sauna and hoped to turn the house into a golf, spa, resort, b&b groovalicious getaway. big whoopsie on that idea.

  8. Divasm Says:

    #6 – Yeah don’t even get me started on Realtard listing copy. It’s not like they sit around all day doing tons of data entry super quickly, right?

    “Oh darnit, I was entering my 23rd million-dollar property and I was going so quickly I forgot to spell check it!”

    I think when I decide to sell, I’m going to stipulate in my realtor’s contract that for every misspelled word in the listing their commission drops by half a percent. 😀

  9. madhaus Says:

    Sorry #8, but the post formerly known as #6 is now #7. I’m going to have to ding you half a percent for the error on your part.

  10. mabeldu Says:

    divasm – i like your idea.

    i’d also deduct points for photo blasphemy: pix of furniture/decor instead of the room; the notorious toilet pix; and posting the same shot multiple times.

  11. Real Estater Says:

    >>The realtard must have gone to school with RE

    WTF, everybody has been taught by RE. Look at all the phrases coined by RE in this short thread alone:

    “Not a lot of money”
    “Do you want nothing or a piece of something?”
    “light bulbs, Drano, and so on”

  12. nomadic Says:

    Doesn’t that make you all warm & fuzzy inside??

  13. SEA Says:

    Oh Great Oz, what shall we do next?

  14. Crissa Says:

    What’s with the ‘registration required’ on Redfin? These ‘the MLS made us’ excuses are starting to get stale.

  15. SEA Says:

    NYT “Real Estate Lists Grow Comfortable With the Web” from 2008:

    “The trend revolves around the nation’s roughly 900 multiple listing services, or M.L.S.’s, where local brokers post information about homes they are selling. In years past, these services were highly restrictive about where and how that information could be distributed — for instance, frequently not permitting Web sites to display M.L.S. listings alongside for-sale-by-owner homes, bank foreclosures or other properties not represented by real estate agents.”

  16. Crissa Says:

    …That doesn’t answer my question about the new popup today…

  17. SEA Says:

    Simply put: MLSs control how Redfin can use their data. And it frequently changes.

  18. shaniqua Says:

    Hell yeah I enjoy it on the deck, I like it in the libriry and the sauna room too biyotch!

  19. Crissa Says:

    Supposedly. Then again, the MLS contracts, to my knowledge, haven’t changed, and always required random stupid crap.

    Why pay attention now?

  20. nomadic Says:

    I’ve gotten the message that Redfin won’t show some data without being logged in for a long time (maybe always). Usually my computer keeps me logged in continuously, so it’s rare that I see the message. Could that be the case with you, or haven’t you had an account before?

  21. SEA Says:

    “Then again, the MLS contracts, to my knowledge, haven’t changed, and always required random stupid crap.”

    Are you kidding? The requirements change all the time. Just yesterday a Portland, Oregon agent was telling me about changes to short sales.

    See, for example, the front page of http://www.rmls.com

    “In March 2012 Short Sale Pending (SSP) status listings were added to RMLS.com. A SSP status means that the listing is a short sale where the seller has an accepted offer on the property and that offer has not yet been approved by the third party.”

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