August 3, 2012

Palomar Park for a Hundred Big Ones!

Who says they aren’t making any more land?  Not true!  Here’s some sitting around doing nothing except waiting for you!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Mole Man for this remarkable realty in Redwood City!

0 Palomar Dr
Redwood City, CA 94062


120802-palomar-treesBEDS:  –
SQ. FT.:  –
LOT SIZE:  0.37 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Residential Land (Single Family)
VIEW: Neighborhood
COMMUNITY:  Clifford Heights
COUNTY:  San Mateo
MLS#:  81050958
SOURCE:  MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN:  652 days

Also includes APN 051-031-560. Accessible yet private tree studded 1/3+acre lot in Palomar Park. Located between 410 & 422 Palomar Dr. , lot offers 100’ frontage. Rear property line borders San Carlos. Owner will consider carrying financing to qualified buyer. Easement, Topography map, sewer study available in listing office. Email listing agent for detailed information & reports.

Mole Man says, “Check it out: a 1/3 acre slice of super-exclusive Palomar Park can be yours for $100k (house extra).”  That’s a nice big chunk of land to build your dream house.  That is, it would be if it weren’t for this tiny little thing we found on the assessor maps.


120802-palomar-driveNow we wonder what those little dashed lines marked “EASE” could refer to?  Could it be the ease with which you’ll be able to build on this double lot?  Or did the surveyor think the land was so beautiful that an artist ought to set up with paints and an easel here?

Or it’s just a big arrow pointing to lot number 9, which is EAST of 10 and 11.  You know what terrible handwriting those surveyors have.

We doubt there will be any trouble getting permits to build here at all.  How could there be, when the seller is a licensed real estate agent?  With loads of experience.  Just look at how many different listings there have been for practice?


Now is the time to buy, because this one has to be right!

Comments (9) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:10 am

9 Responses to “Palomar Park for a Hundred Big Ones!”

  1. gallileo Says:

    EASE almost definitely refers to an “easement”, someone–it would take a title search to know who–has the legal right to use that triangle to access some other property. The terms of easements are varied and complicated. It could be no big deal, or a royal pain in the kiester. Hope your title search company knows what they are doing.

    It could be to access a well, or a pipeline or similar. Just looking at the map, I’m guessing the easement used to extend to the property on the right as well.

    If it is for a pipeline or underground tank, then someone has the legal right to dig up your yard whenever they want–won’t that be great! You also probably have to keep any property improvements out of that space.

  2. SEA Says:

    “They ain’t makin’ anymore land,” but I wouldn’t want this for free. And those reports in the listing agent’s office are probably not going to increase the value. That said, I wish Kathryn Finnigan would just post the information online.

  3. Michael Boltonestater Says:

    I give credit to the agent for mentioning the easement in the listing.

    Kathryn Finnigan, you rock.

  4. herpderp Says:

    The easement looks like a perfect place to set up a bocce ball field.

  5. Sally Wright Says:

    Is this the right listing? however i do appreciate the effort. By the way, seeing this one is like i can make a football field out there.

  6. gallileo Says:

    It’s pretty sad that a listing with a vague hint of a possible title problem is enough to garner an agent high praise.

  7. CB Says:

    I bet the established neighbors have come this open space and will fight tooth and nail to keep it that way with lawsuits, a website with pictures of the children enjoying trees, and by attending development meetings with matching t-shirts.

  8. Robert Says:

    Lots 6 and 8 corresponds to 410 Palomar, lot 13 corresponds to 422 Palomar, so no idea what’s going on with lots 9 and 12.

    Looks like all the properties up there are on septic, so my initial guess (easement for sewer line) seems unlikely. I was also wondering if the easement was for a septic field for the existing house at 422, but that seems unlikely since there’s another property in between.

    The zoning on the lots is R-1/S-91DR which requires a 10,000 square foot lot, so I’ll bet you really need to have lots 10 and 11 together to get space to build. The owners of 9 and 12 (assuming they’re not the next-door-neighbors) better hurry up and buy if they want their lots to be buildable.

  9. Robert Says:

    Fact sheet on the neighborhood:

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