May 23, 2013

This charming home is in the process of being highly updated

Let’s check in with Burbed reader J from Alameda, who seems to be spending a lot of time not in Alameda of late.  Once more J has a house for us in Walnut Creek. Is it Burbed-worthy?  You know the answer!

130522-buena-trulia2215 Buena Vista Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
$599,000

(Overlook)

4 bedrooms
2 full bathrooms
1,416 sqft
Single-Family Home
For Sale / Resale
$2,682 / mo
20 Days on Trulia
476 views
Bungalow Architecture
Heating: Gas
Lot Size: 6,860 sqft
Built in 1930
Neighborhood: Overlook
MLS/Source ID: 81314840
Zip: 94597
1,416 sqft

2215 Buena Vista Ave Built in the 30?s this charming four bedroom home is in the process of being highly updated throughout property inside and out. Buyer can choose colors if upgrade work has not begun. Walk to BART, freeway around the corner and other amenities.

130522-buena-backWell, we thought where it says Overlook up top that was an order. But J sent it in to us anyway. Here’s why, despite it being in the East Bay and everything:

More freeway! At least the agent almost told the truth – Joe says the freeway is around the corner but it’s really across the street. Of the 16 listings photos how many are the same? Finally, no inside pictures? I want to see the freeway view!

130522-buena-streetviewYour wish is granted.  That’s the streetview from the house.  Bunus: trash bins!

We apologize for not using Redfin today (that’s what J sent in) but they occasionally take their system down when we’re writing, so we had to give someone else a turn.  So helloooooooooo Trulia! Also this is another chance to complain about Redfin not linking to our posts anymore.

Oh, and we counted up the photos. We think there are only actually 3 of them.

But you can choose your colors if you hurry!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:08 am

4 Responses to “This charming home is in the process of being highly updated”

  1. Jb Says:

    Highly updated. Highly, not thoroughly, or extensively, or completely. So much opportunity, so little money.

  2. SEA Says:

    How much hot air can this house hold?

  3. sprezzatura Says:

    4 bedrooms / 1400 sq ft??? More like 4 closets.

  4. J from Mountain View Says:

    http://www.redfin.com/CA/Mountain-View/2620-Fayette-Dr-94040/home/28676405

    Los Altos school! Almost 100% appreciation since 2010 with, from the look of it, not a drop of work. Assuming it sells at asking (when was the last time anything sold for below asking…) and that the seller put 100k down, that’s a 5x return in less than 3 years. Way better than the VC’s are doing. Talk about the Midas touch!


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