April 30, 2013

We got Zip

130429-scrabble-ztileZoinks! Today’s the very last day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and it’s also the last of the Triple Threat of Cityless Letters! There are no cities or towns in the Bay Area that start with Z. There aren’t even any neighborhoods in our two largest cities willing to cooperate. What to do, what to do?

BlogAtoZ-ZWe could discuss the complete fail that is the Zero lot line home. (How can you water your own lawn when there’s a house in the way?)  We could really Zone you out by digging deep into tl;dr territory with some Zoning violations! Or how about our favorite series on this site, ever? Yes, Zillions of Zip Codes!

Fortunately, we’re not going there. Instead, let’s drop by one of our favorite real estate sites.

120429-zileman-zillow5866 Zileman Ct
San Jose, CA 95123
Pending: $650,000

Est. Mortgage: $2,274/mo
Bedrooms:4 beds
Bathrooms:2 baths
Single Family:1,846 sq ft
Lot:6,534 sq ft
Year Built:1968
Last Sold:Dec 2012 for $565,000
View virtual tour

Construction Quality 6.0
Garage Size 439
Last Remodel Year 1969
Lot Depth 113
Lot Width 58
MLS #81309066
Parcel #69215003
130429-zileman-kitchen-closerRoof TypeAsphalt
Room Count 8
# Stories 1.0
Structure Type Contemporary
Unit Count 1
View Mountain
Zillow Home ID 19828550


Modern beautiful sparkling remodeled home,spacious and bright, freshly painted inter and exter. approx 1846 Sf of living space,6554 sq.ft.lot , warm and cozy 4 largebedrooms and 2 new baths, dual pane windows,recessed lighting,central air,indoor laundry, living room with fireplace, finished 2 car garage,updated kitchen w breakfast nook. Nice curbappeal


Value: $570,609
Range: $428K – $605K
30-day change: +$25,268
$/sqft: $309
Last updated: 04/28/2013

Rent Zestimate $2,591/mo
Range: $1.1K – $3.4K/mo
30-day change: -$8
$/sqft: $1.40
Last updated: 04/29/2013

Market Guide

Zillow predicts Santa Teresa home values will rise 5.8% next year, compared to a 5.9% rise for San Jose as a whole. Among Santa Teresa homes, this home is 21.1% more expensive than the mid-point(median) home, and is priced 9.3% more per square foot.


130429-zileman-bathroomZounds! That stormy sky is no Zephyr! More like dialing the HDR up to 11 when Zero would have been more appropriate. Yeah, photographer was too Zealous. And when we Zip inside, best bring your Geiger counter, because there’s particle decay in them thar bedspreads. Watch out for Zeta rays (there’s no such thing, but it sounds all science-y and danger Zone if you get Zapped by them).

Most of all, Z is for Zestimate, Zillow’s best known feature. This home’s Zestimate is $570K, when it was listed for $650K and went pending in 3 days. What do you predict this house will end up selling for?  Don’t forget the curbappeal.

Comments (11) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

11 Responses to “We got Zip”

  1. Hwar Says:

    What happened since it sold in December to warrant a 100k appreciation? Surely if they did a major remodel it would say BRAND NEW KITCHEN or something other than just fresh paint!

  2. madhaus Says:

    OMG, check out the old listings! It does answer your question.



  3. madhaus Says:

    3/30/2005: sold for $1,950,000.

    What. The. Fvck?

  4. Jay Thompson Says:

    Jay T from Zillow here. Just wanted to stop by and say Zhanks (Thankz?) for the write up!

    And whew, HDR overdosage!

  5. Linda Ann - Working in Words Says:

    Or you could pick any ZONE and enter its ZIP CODE. 😉

    Congratulations on finishing the A-Z!

  6. SEA Says:

    #3- Do not underestimate the power of real estate!

  7. nomadic Says:

    They replaced the kitchen counters and stained the cabinets a bit darker. Plus paint. I’d guess about $10k was spent to freshen up the house. Good flip.

  8. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    I’ll just leave this here : http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/30/real_estate/home-lotteries/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    Headline : Builders hold lotteries for eager new homebuyers – Apr. 30, 2013

    In SUNNYVALE no less! It’s back in the RBA, baby!

  9. nomadic Says:

    Cue the wet blanket:

  10. J Lenni Dorner Says:

    Stopping by from your comment on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Z post on Facebook!

    Wooo! Zillow is great. I love lurking on that site to see what’s new.

  11. Radioactive Furnishings Not Included Says:

    […] Nice find by Burbed! […]

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