June 12, 2013

Huge electrical tower in front of house in Sunnyvale

Let’s take a look at a house with some location fail. When we use the term “location fail” we’re referring to uncorrectable defects that are a function of where the house is. The only way to fix them is to move. Let’s move on to this Sunnyvale house and see how the Tower of Power is treating it.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Michael Boltonestater for wiring this over.

130611-remington-redfin1113 REMINGTON Ct
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,006 Sq. Ft.
$598 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1975
Lot Size: 6,527 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 11 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Community: Sunnyvale
MLS#: 81318908

Huge electrical tower in front of house. House has additional bedrooms and baths, half garage has been converted to a studio, all done professionally without permits

We feel cheated.  There’s a huge electrical tower in front of the house and the listing photo doesn’t even show it. Why mention such an important feature if you’re not going to show it off?


You’re welcome.

Bunus: Look what we found on Zillow.  All we were trying to do is figure out what they were asking for this place in 2012 when it went pending twice but never actually changed hands. 


We’re pretty confident this place will be selling shortly.

Comments (9) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:01 am

9 Responses to “Huge electrical tower in front of house in Sunnyvale”

  1. Dewane Says:

    Just for my knowledge, if you bought this house, you’d have to get approvals for the additions? And those additions would have to pass the codes as of the date the the approval was issued? Have any idea how much that would be?

    Is this price close to realistic? I expect to see a “pending!” in the comments soon.

    I like following this blog but am short (ha ha) on housing knowledge.

  2. SEA Says:

    “all done professionally without permits”

    What other profession is not permitted?

  3. Jb Says:

    Dewane – every town is different. We live in alameda and *if* you are caught (code enforcement) then the permits are usually double. That’s not the big issue though – it’s if you have to rip put a wall for inspectors to ‘see’ if the plumbing/electrical etc was done to code.

  4. peanutbutter Says:

    Actually I got a free truckload of lumber that way. I went to a yard sale and the person selling had a load of 2×4’s for $10. They had screws still stuck in them with little bits of drywall still attached. But for $10 that’s a steal. The story was that the owner had decided to add a wall inside the house without a permit. The city found out about it and made him take it down. Hence I got the resulting lumber for next to nothing.I simply used a drill to remove all the screws.

  5. Mike Warren Real Estate Says:

    I also feel like your been cheated. If you truly don’t see it on the sample picture, then its not worthy to buy the house. But if your just aiming for house to shelter with then this will be enough for you.

  6. Petsmart groomer Says:

    It is very close to another house featured here almost 2 years ago.

    At least this one does not have any major tare problem.

  7. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Reduced to $998k.

  8. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Short sale at $850k now.

  9. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Finally sold for $850k.

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