October 29, 2012

It’s a Grand Old Flag… In Castro Valley

It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Time for more listing #winning!  Let’s start the work week with this Castro Valley catastrophe, which will have someone feeling castrated about yet another home selling shortly.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader JL for sending this house in, especially because we really need more East Bay listings.  To poop on!

If you’ve had an eye on a home of dubious virtue, and you’re thinking it belongs on Burbed, please send it to one of the email addresses in the upper right corner.  You’ll be glad you did!

121028-noree-redfin4777 NOREE Ct
Castro Valley, CA 94546

4 Beds 
2 Baths 
2,125 Sq. Ft.
$235 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1971 
Lot Size: 5,002 Sq. Ft. 
On Redfin: 46 days
Status: Active
Type: Detached
Stories: 2
County: Alameda
Style: Contemporary
Community: Castro Valley
MLS#: 40589048

Roomy and inviting upper valley home in the Vannoy Elementary area. Large livingroom with fireplace plus a dining area. Bedroom and full bath on ground level. Large kitchen overlooks attached FR and rear decks. Inside laundry. Attached two car garage. Storage galore!! Quiet cul-de-sac location.

121028-noree-bedroomHere’s why JL nominated this house for some good ol’ Burbed lovin’.

Lovely staging. Needs more flags! Love the confederate flag on the bed of this one.

Wow, that is indeed a Confederate flag.  Should we tip the owner that California entered the Union as a Free State?  Maybe that’s why they took it down while they looked for another wall that didn’t have so many flags on it.

So, come to this listing for the standards, stay for the Burbed Housekeeping Seal of Approval! 


Evident pride of ownership starts in slowly with this listing but continues to build as you make your way through the photos.  Click on through to see what we mean.


The realtard got cute by shooting the ceiling so we didn’t get to see how messy the floor of this bedroom was.  Nice shot of the bathroom blocking the view of the toilet… but leaving the roll of TP.


121028-noree-entryBy the time he got to the outside he’d completely given up trying.

We’ll leave you with this last shot.  While these FBs are going to lose their house, they are still so patriotic they have not one but two American flags at their front door.

You know, that line about the purple mountains majesty wasn’t supposed to refer to unmade beds.  Good thing we can’t find a pipe leaking from sea to shining sea.

Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:01 am

7 Responses to “It’s a Grand Old Flag… In Castro Valley”

  1. nomadic Says:

    Do short sellers make a mess on purpose to sabotage their efforts to sell? It would be too easy to just call them stupid.

  2. Divasm Says:

    #1, they could be lazy, right? Aren’t they probably part of that 47% of Americans who don’t want to work for anything, just mooch off of the rest of us?

  3. SEA Says:

    Once a seller doesn’t get anything from the sale, he doesn’t really care about the final price. The tax liability is generally zero because of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, which is scheduled to end this year.

  4. nomadic Says:

    I’ll argue that the seller does get something from the sale. They avoid foreclosure and the corresponding mark on their credit record. Maybe they don’t care about that either. You already pointed out the free ride in terms of taxes – but if it’s ending this year, a foreclosure would drag into 2013 and they could miss out on that fun benefit.

  5. SEA Says:

    Correction: Once a seller doesn’t get any cash from the sale…

  6. Jb Says:

    I’ve seen short sales at both ends of the spectrum – some very beautiful and some where there were people sleeping in the beds (many, many beds) and there were piles of – everything – laundry, clothes, food, shoes….everywhere. My guess is the short sales where things are still ‘normal’ – and they are actually trying to sell their home – well, they did not use their home as an ATM – some ugly life event hit their family. The trashed, messy, dirty – I am guessing their home = ATM and who cares if it’s a short sale or foreclosure…and probably their finances look like their house….

  7. cardinal2007 Says:

    Is it weird that I looked at the size of the house, looked at the price, and thought, wow, it is like their giving away houses in Castro Valley. $500K for over 2000sqft, that is impressive.

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