August 20, 2012

Seller to consider all offers!

And it’s time to begin yet another exciting week of real estate reaching.  Burbed reader Tracy Tea House has a Real Bay Area Winner for us.  Well, that is if by RBA I actually mean Not In The RBA No Way No How and if by Winner I really mean Pending in 3 Days but Would You Look At Those Photos!

708 AMANDA Dr
San Jose, CA 95136
$580,000; Sold for $574,000 on 8/15/2012

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120819-amanda-pavers4 Beds
2 Baths
2,170 Sq. Ft.
$265 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1976
Lot Size: 10,075 Sq. Ft.
Sold On: Aug 15, 2012
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
Community: Blossom Valley
MLS#: 81227632
Style: Contemporary
View: Neighborhood
County: Santa Clara

HUGE court/level lot for organic garden/potential pool/or extension, pre-wired for spa install & located on quiet part of the st. Kitchen remodelled, smooth textured walls, new qual. paint new carpet; new dual pane windows. Refinished real hardwood floors in kitchen/dining; copper plumbing; section 1 clearace/roof, property, NHD reports avail. API Score 847RachelCarson Elem; Seller to consider all offers!

 

120819-amanda-frontdoorHere’s why Tracy sent this Winner along:

Since you like Redfin I have found you a good one: I love the fact that they list there is room for an organic garden!  The pictures are really artistic, just like I like them. Pink color, weird shot of stairway. It actually looks real good for a flip, and the price is right, look at this one before it goes away!

Looks like we’re looking in the rear-view mirror, and what we’re seeing is just astounding.  Someone cranked the Red filter up to 11.

And we assure you the inside photos continue the Avalanche of Awesomeness.

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Photos like these moved a house in three days.  Could you imagine just how many months it would take to sell your home if you didn’t hire a professional real estate photographer?  Good thing this seller did… and considered all offers!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

4 Responses to “Seller to consider all offers!”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    I guess I called the “price is right” on this one! Though, where is Blossom valley again???

  2. PK Says:

    I’m interested in seeing the sorts of plants that show up in the organic garden.

    Actually, that may be interesting… but I’d rather see the plants in a NON-organic garden. What would that entail?

  3. AstroWallaby Says:

    I was going to say that most craft stores have extensive sections devoted to inorganic gardening, but technically since plastic is the product of organic chemistry most of what the have for sale is disqualified. They do have those metal and stained glass flower-shaped lawn ornaments, does that count? You could plant some in the middle of your Zen rock garden.

    Of course if you want something that *grows*, well… maybe one of those “grow your own crystal” kits scaled up to garden size? Don’t forget it’ll have to be one that uses salts rather than sugar if you want to keep earning your inorganic label. Or how about replacing your yard with a damp limestone cavern? You’ll grow all sorts of interesting things as long as you have millennial timescales to work with.

    With regards to the house itself, I’m sort of torn on this one. It’s pretty roomy (compared to the dirt-common 1100-1500sq ft tract houses that make up so much of San Jose), has a decent size yard, and it’s not in a *bad* area, although it’s getting into the “borderline sketchy”. (I’d advise anyone shopping in San Jose to consider anything in the “east of 87, west of 101, north of 85″ sector to be “semi-iffy”.) It’s pretty sad that something like this can look like a “fair deal”, if only compared to what this money would have bought you five years ago.

  4. herpderp Says:

    I think it looks cute, personally. Those photos don’t do it any justice, but it looks pretty well-done for a flip and the price is as close to right as the BA ever gets.


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