January 29, 2013

Living at its best… in Downtown Campbell

130128-rincon-soupMmmm Good!  That’s what Campbell’s Soup is… but how about Campbell’s Real Estate?  Campbell doesn’t tend to get a lot of respect when people talk about where they want to buy, but let’s look at its positive qualities.  It’s equally inconvenient to most freeways, so no location fail on that score! It’s definitely got varied housing stock, which means there should be something for everyone (provided by “everyone” we do not mean people looking in the Real Bay Area). And it’s got so many crapboxen, we find ourselves dipping into the Campbell well again and again for featured homes! 

Let’s look at today’s proud property listing, sent in by Burbed reader Lefty Lucy.

130128-rincon-redfin89 E RINCON Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

2 Beds 
1 Baths 
588 Sq. Ft.
$961 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1912 
Lot Size: 3,850 Sq. Ft. 
On Redfin: 8 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Community: Campbell
MLS#: 81301835
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
View: Neighborhood
County: Santa Clara

Don’t miss this charmer in Downtown Campbell! This 2 bedroom & 1 Bath bungalow is living at its best. Located on a corner lot, features include cherry hardwood floors, updated bath, wrap around rear deck, indoor laundry, living / dining room combo and so much more! Cozy yard with fruit trees. A must see!

130128-rincon-entryOkay, Double L, tell us about this house you’ve picked.

Irregular but frequent reader, first time sender (though you must have gotten this from others as well!). 

I guess the bubble really is back. $961/square foot bungalow in oh-so-desirable Campbell: Ouch!  First time buyers like me are priced out forever, I guess (not that I’m shopping in Campbell, but it’s beyond crazy in my Santa Clara neighborhood as well).

$961? Who do they think they are, Mountain View?


Also note that this half a million dollar house is a pre-war bungalow.  That’s pre-World War I.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

8 Responses to “Living at its best… in Downtown Campbell”

  1. SEA Says:

    You should be looking at the instant equity, from seven years ago. If this were Real RBA, then the price would be double.

  2. mabeldu Says:

    588 sq ft, it’s a gnome home. since there’s a step in front of the fridge, i think gnomes actually live there.

    “cozy yard with fruit trees” don’t think i’ve ever seen cozy describing a yard before this gem. from the overhead shot, it looks like 1 giant tree covers the whole yard. maybe that’s where the keebler family lives.

  3. madhaus Says:

    The Real Estalker mentions rumors that the $117M home buyer is a Korean banker, whose wife or mistress wants it for summer vacations. This supports the always popular Foreigners with Suitcases full of Cash meme. Heck, this meme needs its own tag, but we need something shorter. FSC?

    Of course the other rumor is that it’s Larry.

  4. nomadic Says:

    It has an awesome pre-WWI corrugated shed in back too. (See street view.)

    I can almost convince myself that it’s better than a condo, but even a condo would probably have twice the square footage.

  5. Lefty Lucy Says:

    So honored to have my contribution listed!

    It was really the “maths” that got me on this one. $961 per square foot? For a 588 square foot crapshack? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

  6. SEA Says:

    “It was really the “maths” that got me on this one. $961 per square foot?”

    The current seller purchased it for more than that a few years ago.

  7. AstroWallaby Says:

    I can’t decide, looking at the photos, if the house has been professionally staged or not. If that’s the case then the seller seriously needs to find a company that has access to smaller furniture. Much smaller furniture. Gnome-sized furniture.

    The photos remind me of an antique store and not in a good way. Just knowing this house exists gives me claustrophobia.

  8. nomadic Says:

    BTW, what is with that bizarre front door with three windows in it? Those windows have gnome blinds on them. It’s vaguely creepy.

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