Today’s featured home is a San Carlos scraper brought to you by Burbed reader nomadic. This low-hanging lemon has been overripening on the Redfin vine, and was spotted on a fruitful locale for Burbed bounty: the Redfin forums. Thanks very much for the harvest!
437 HILLCREST Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070
$875,000; was $899,000; was $910,000
1,120 Sq. Ft.
$759 / Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 7,644 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 130 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
County: San Mateo
Great westside location, this home is a major fixer upper bring your contractor with you large level lot perfect for building your dream home building plans and engineering reports have been submitted to the city for approval
Here’s what nomadic had to say about this perplexing property:
Check this out, from the Redfin forums:
I lived in this home, as the flippers who bought it in 2011, rented it to me so they could get the permits in place. Long story short, is that they thought they had the permits in place in February of 2012 so they asked me to move. Turns out just more paper shuffling by the city, and things are still moving slow. The house is in bad disrepair. The son of the original owners (since 1941) died and the family sold it. All the plumbing was shot, and a poorly constructed addition was slapped on the porch in the back. The chiminey was falling off the side of the house, and there was quite a fair amount of landscaping growing out of the roof.
Shortly after I moved out, a bunch of vagrants ransacked the place, stole all the copper, and broke most of the windows. Permits are still pending for the tear down and rebuild. As I was browsing the listings, I found it funny that it was relisted at $910k basically a year after they bought it for $622, and its now no longer livable.
The asking price is now $850k. When did San Carlos wedge itself into the RBA?
Hmmm, this comment doesn’t seem to be on the thread anymore, but this reply references part of the above. So nomadic was not hallucinating the post. Perhaps Redfin is getting a little gun-shy about actual discussion of houses rather than oh-so-postive realtardese. Talk that way for too long and you won’t even need to take any uppers.
Bunus: Trash bag and abandoned monitor in Streetview shots, plus extra bin at neighbor’s.