August 10, 2012

BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION “Estate Quality” home somewhere in San Jose

And we’re done with another exciting week of properties, finishing off in the “Capital of Silicon Valley”!  Today’s featured home was sent in by Burbed reader Tracy Tea House.  Sit back and relax as we bring you yet another San Jose Special, after we let Zillow and Redfin duke it out over what neighborhood it’s in.  Is it in West San Jose?  Is it in the Campbell area?  You decide!

456 Ardis Ave
San Jose, CA 95117
Sold for $1,285,000 on 7/27/2012
Sold for $437,000 on 2/3/2012


120809-ardis-kitchenBeds: 4
Baths: 4.5
Sqft: 3,700
Lot: 9,300 sq ft / 0.21 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 2012
Last sold: Jul 2012 for $1,285,000

Public Facts:
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sqft: 1,032
Lot: 9.300 sq ft / 0.21 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 1951

BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION, this “Estate Quality” home features a wonderful open floorplan and so many designer features that include a “Chef’s Kitchen w/all stainless appl incl. refrigerator, wine chiller, wet bar, walk-in pantry and more! Fully landscaped! 10′-11′ coffered ceilings, crown/baseboards, 1,200+/- sft attic w/engineered flooring and so much more! A must see! Open Sa/Su 1-4!

120809-ardis-cabinetsHere’s why Tracy sent us this house:

Look quick cause this one shows the pictures from pre-flip. They bought the house in Feb. I think tore it down, built a new house  in six months and are trying to sell it for double the purchase.

Guess we didn’t have to look that quick, because Tracy sent this in 3 weeks ago, the day after it was listed.  The house went pending 2 days later.  It must have been a cash deal, because the sale was recorded just one week after that.

120809-ardis-carpetNow we could be party-poopers and show you the fancy pictures on Redfin, or we could be Burbed and revel in the cognitive dissonance between the listing copy above and these lovely photos still available on Zillow from the February listing.  We are talking “Estate Quality” in every room.

Also fortunately for us, Redfin saved the pre-flip listing so we can share that description with you too!

New listing! Large 9,300 +/- SF lot. Perfect starter home or for investment! Attached 1-car garage with washer/dryer hookups. Close to Santana Row, Westfield Shopping Center, and entertainment. Close to highways 280 and 880.

Yeah.  Definitely close to 280.


Bunus: Even closer to Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Park.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:10 am

8 Responses to “BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION “Estate Quality” home somewhere in San Jose”

  1. SEA Says:

    Perfect place for an estate girl?

  2. Tracy Tea House Says:

    This street is red hot! Even I lost money buying and selling on Ardis. It is in the West Valley, as they say close to the row and you can hear 280. The street ends in an amusing walk over too. There are many classic ranchers and dreaded fast flips intermixed. One thing I liked about the before pictures is the kitchen is exactly the one I am living with now, except theirs was in better shape from my 1940s. Mine is still in the original stained oak.

  3. mabeldu Says:

    wow, someone now owns the most expensive house in that neighborhood. i’ve heard many times: buy a so-so house in a great neighborhood, but never buy the most expensive house in an ok neighborhood. there’s a pretty steep cliff from this house to the surrounding house’s zestimates.

    maybe they can be our new look-out for hot happenings in santa-row? or traffic reports for 280?

  4. Alex Says:

    Santana Row blows donkey dicks.

    And so does this overpriced POS house. Fcked buyer won’t be able to sit for a while.

  5. nomadic Says:

    Nearly $1.3M for THIS neighborhood? That’s all I need to know about how crazy the market has gotten.

  6. SEA Says:

    Lower interest rates: Has the Fed crafted a virtuous or vicious housing market?

  7. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    What Alex said.

    When I think of San Jose I think of the parts of it I went to when I lived in Sunnyvale. The downtown area, well-served by public transportation (which I’d use to avoid parking hassles) not the newer areas. But I went to Almaden to buy a bicycle from a guy about a week ago and wow, there’s just this huge grid, miles and miles of packed-in houses, and without a car you’re dead.

    What an utter piece of crap.

  8. jobcat Says:

    Reminds me of this place in Campbell. You can go to Redfin to look at the post flip brand new place from $479k to $1.2M.

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