April 19, 2013

UPDATED: Quimby: A street? A neighborhood? So many Questions

BlogAtoZ-QWelcome to one of the Scrabble “bunus” rounds of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Yes, some of the letters are worth more points, because they’re Quite harder to play. And there aren’t any cities in the entire Bay Area that start with the letter Q, so we’re going to have to come up with another Quality. And we’ll have the same Quixotic Quest again when we deal with X and Z!

So, are there any other place names we can use? Neighborhoods, local landmarks, that sort of thing?  San Francisco has 118 distinct neighborhoods, and not 130418-norbert-qone starts with the “Scrabble Challenge Trio.”  Ditto for the 33 hoods in San Jose.  (Which raises a Question: why does San Jose, with more geography and more people, have much fewer place names?)

Fortunately, we are about to be Quietly rescued by Redfin, who helpfully has their very own Quirky neighborhood names!

Update 10:16 AM: See added picture and graf toward the end. Quite Quintessential.

130418-norbert-redfin2705 NORBERT Ct
San Jose, CA 95148
$740,000

4 Beds
2 Baths
1,713 Sq. Ft.
$432 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1978
Lot Size: 7,980 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 3 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
View: Mountains, Neighborhood, Valley, City Lights
County: Santa Clara
Stories: 1
Community: Evergreen
MLS#: 81312097

AMAZING EVERGREEN HOME–ONE HOUSE AWAY FROM GROESBECK HILL PARK! BRIGHT VAULTED ENTRY, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANTITE COUNTERTOP, SEPERATE DINING RM W/ GRANITE WET BAR, TILE IN KITCHEN AND HARDWOOD FLOOR IN HALLWAY, BAY WINDOW IN LIVING RM, CEILING FANS IN MOST ROOMS, FLAGSTONE PATIO WITH SPORTS COURT, FRUIT TREES, CUSTOM-BUILT VIEWING DECK IN BACKYARD! RENTS $3,100/MO

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130418-norbert-wtf.jpgNow while this home isn’t the sine Qua non of Questionable real estate, it has certain Qualifications for the front page. Head off to the comments with your Questions and Quell any doubts that we would come up with some Quip.  Or Quirk.

Update 10:16 AM: Or in the case of this Quality structure on the left, we’re wondering how it will fare during the next Quake.

130418130418-norbert-stairway

We could share even more pictures. Or we could always Quit.

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

4 Responses to “UPDATED: Quimby: A street? A neighborhood? So many Questions”

  1. Ricky Says:

    I know a lot of guys that claim they live on Quim Street. Is nothing for sale there?

  2. Real Estater Says:

    All,

    Check out the Spring Real Estate Issue on Palo Alto Online (or pick up a hard copy in Palo Alto).

    Here’s how hot the market has gotten:

    >>At the beginning of this year, Jackie Schoelerman reported seeing sale prices of $200,000 to $300,000 above asking price in Palo Alto.

    >>”Now that’s not going to land a contract. You really need to be in the $400,000, $500,000, and some instances $800,000 above asking price in Palo Alto,” she said. She pointed to a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house on Washington priced at $948,000 that sold for 55 percent over asking price, then quickly thought of another on Tennyson where the asking price was just under $2 million that sold for $2.5 million.

    >>”These were homes that were historically not desirable because they are so close to Alma and the train,” she said.

  3. nomadic Says:

    Ah, the RBA is growing again and houses are “moving” around.

  4. KikiSC Says:

    If that lot is actually 7,980 I’d be amazed. No way is this over a sixth of an acre. And did I mention the snout? Yuck.


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