October 17, 2012

RV Access Parking is a PLUS!

Today’s featured home was sent in by Burbed reader waiting_for_the_fall.  We’re delighted to receive it, not only because this is the first contribution from this long-time regular we’ve seen in a while (or maybe even ever), but also because it’s from a part of the Bay Area we don’t cover as often as Silicon Valley.  This house is in the East Bay, and a part we don’t get too many nominations for, and best of all, it’s selling for less than not a lot of money.

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121016-briarwood-zillow8633 Briarwood Ln
Dublin, CA 94568

Zestimate® $406,121
Est. Mortgage $1,489/mo
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Sqft: 1,338
Lot: 7,649 sq ft / 0.18 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 1963
On Zillow: 1030 days
MLS #: 40562786
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This is a four bedroom/two bathroom home with 1338 sq. ft. The roof is approximately nine years old and Dual Pane Windows throughout. Plus Converted garage into a large beautiful family room w/storage. The living room has a gas burning fireplace. Huge private backyard with a large patio and tall trees. RV Access Parking is a PLUS!

121016-briarwood-livingHere’s what wftf said when sending us this place:

Will you please check out the price fluctuations on this craptastic house?  It made me dizzy reading the wild price gyrations on zillow.
And it is pending!

I give up.  The banks are winning.

Did you know you can’t spell wftf without wtf?  Because wtf is definitely the best reaction to the price gyrations on Zillow.


121016-briarwood-bedroomSo is this house in the Real Bay Area or isn’t it?  It more than doubled in the ten years between 1996 and 2005, but then… not so much.  Since buying this house for 630 big ones, the current owner has tried listing it at $674K just two years later, and then started throwing prices at the wall seeing if any of them would stick.  Not sticking in addition to $674K were just under $600K (with lucky 8s!!!), reducing it to $429K (just 3 months later). 

Price goes down, price goes up.  Plus at least four different agents, at four different brokers.  It all adds up to an eyepopping over thousand day old listing!

Then again, perhaps this lovely room is what’s keeping the buyers away, since it appears to have girl cooties.

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:11 am

4 Responses to “RV Access Parking is a PLUS!”

  1. mabeldu Says:

    wtf is right! that’s quite a rollercoaster. guess someone didn’t watch the news in 2007 to hear that lil’ sound of POP! or maybe this house is tucked away in a cave, off the grid. i’m not too familiar with dublin, so i vote for the cave. maybe the double whammy of cave cooties.

  2. Metalhead Says:

    Pending sale with all of the price fluctuations and a potential short sale (per Redfin)? How about the outdoor exercise studio right next to the gas grill? You can burn some calories while you cook up some calories. You get RV parking as a bonus but no garage space since that is the converted family room. Maybe you can just use your RV as your regular car.

  3. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    Hey, my submission made it on burbed! I still can’t believe that crapshack is pending, probably because there’s so little inventory.

  4. Mole Man Says:

    It is kind of close to the military base and the train tracks, but also close to 680 and 580 which might balance out. The high end places in Dublin are on the other side of 680 up the hill a ways. For a Far-East Bay Area house this is actually not such a bad deal, but it is telling how distorted the market that a basic house like this being under a half million is a relatively good deal.

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