Today’s house must be an Olympic-level winner, because three different Burbed readers sent it in. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as they did.
375 ANNA Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043
SQ. FT.: 1,216
$/SQ. FT.: $574
LOT SIZE: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1956
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 8 days
Contractor Special! Excellent opportunity to purchase a fixer-upper in a great location in the Monta Loma Neighborhood. Excellent floor plan with private rear yard backing up to Monta Loma Elementary.
Here are the nominating speeches, first from dollarbin:
From the always popular Monta Loma neighborhood we have a hot little “contractor special”.
Only $574/sq ft? Fortunately, local realtor Pat Jordan’s newsletter has the full story:
“375 Anna Avenue, 3 BR, 2 BA Mardell with 1,216 Sq. Ft. on 5,000 Sq. Ft. lot. In very poor condition, offers subject to inspection (cannot see until an offer is written, because it is infested with fleas). Notice of default has been filed. Listed for $698,000 by Sereno Real Estate. “
I guess I won’t be able to post a first hand account from an open house. In fact, I drove by tonight and they’re going with stealth marketing, there isn’t even a sign out front.
Not only that, have a look at the Googlecam. The next-door neighbor is close. Real close.
Bunus: trash bins! Next, another nod from mabel du, who was yesterday’s Guest Blogger:
there’s only one pic on zillow or redfin, and boy-howdy it’s a beaut! doesn’t it make you want to rush to buy this gem? you could lose sight of your dog or kid in that weedy front lawn. the realtor is set to make a chunk of money on this place, but he couldn’t drop $50 to get the front yard mowed?!?
“…private rear yard backing up to Monta Loma Elementary” - oh yeah. the sounds of screaming kids, intercom announcements, and timed school bells all day long, that’s “private” and peaceful. (check out the satellite maps) in case you were ondering – the school bells ring early & often, even on holidays. so don’t plan on sleeping late very often.
Sleep late? With all those delightful sounds you’ll be hearing?
Not to mention the amazing history this offers. Well, amazing listing history.
Looks like this property is back in the RBA, if it can pull off this price double after just 13 years. Which it really needed, after losing value from 10 years before that.