Yesterday we had a brief summary of snapshots showing that we are indeed entering the early stages of a new real estate bubble. Far-flung areas are still far below their ridiculous 2005-6 peak pricing, and nearby but unloved neighborhoods are being scraped up by investors rather than the outbid mortgage mooches.
But core Real Bay Area listings near high-paying tech jobs are at or even above their insane 2008 peak pricing. Yes, 2008. Crap areas hit their high-water marks much earlier than premium places, and it’s the high end that has come back first and letting us know it. We promised we had a doozy for you today, and we weren’t kidding. Thanks very much to Burbed reader Wendie for bringing by the bubbly by the carboy.
Need proof that the Palo Alto housing market has heated up?
By Beatrice Karnes; February 8, 2013
It’s not enough to live in Palo Alto—homebuyers want to live in specific neighborhoods. A home in Old Palo Alto has gone on the market and it’s being advertised as a tear-down or a remodel. Asking price: $6.5 million.
It’s a simple, middle class home built in the mid-1930s and boasts four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, some linoleum or vinyl floors, and a one car garage.
Let’s have a look.
1935 WEBSTER ST
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Prestigious Old Palo Alto location. Rare opportunity to remodel or build new on a large lot. Possible subdivision, Buyer to verify with City of Palo Alto. Built in 1935 by William Wurster. Detached recreation room with workshop, dark room and half bath.
- A teardown, for Six. Point. Five. Million. Dollars.
- A teardown, but you could remodel. After spending Six. Point. Five. Million. Dollars.
- A teardown, 78 years old (2 years too young for the “old house” tag)
- A teardown, with a named architect.
- A teardown, sold for its potential to build two houses. But why stop there, bribe the appropriate agencies and cram in four! Heck, how about a 20 story condo tower? Buyer to verify with City of Palo Alto.
- A teardown, with 22, yes twenty-two mostly similar photos in full HDR. Have you ever seen HDR photos of a workshop, a basement, or a garden hose left on the ground? You’re about to.
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