October 9, 2013

Needs a lot of work

Here’s a house for the budget-conscious. You may not get much when you look for “affordable housing” in the Bay Area, but at least there won’t be huge swathes of ugly.  Just small ones.

131009-weld-redfin7324 WELD St
Oakland, CA 94621
$115,000

4 Beds
1.5 Baths
780 Sq. Ft.
$147 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1912
Lot Size: 3,500 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 2 days
Status: New
Type: Detached
Stories: 2
Community: East Oakland
MLS#: 40634301
Style: Bungalow
View: Other
County: Alameda

Fixer upper house this property needs a lot of work, two story building with a large back yard.

If a 3500 square foot lot leads to “a large back yard,” just imagine how much “a lot of work” adds up to. Our money is on that streetname illustrating just one of the many kinds of fixes in store.

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Bunus: Dudette Hanging Out in the Streetview shot.

Comments (17) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:06 am

17 Responses to “Needs a lot of work”

  1. Reloguy Says:

    Perfect for the exodus from the RBA…

    http://fakevalley.com/all-residents-above-30-asked-to-evacuate-the-bay-area/

  2. nomadic Says:

    Four bedrooms in a 780 SF house? Is there room for a kitchen or living room?

  3. rickety419 Says:

    It doesn’t say four bedrooms; it says 4 beds. They are all in that extra half-bathroom.

  4. Real Estater Says:

    A lot of home for a lot of money. Looking for a foreigner with suitcases of cash.

  5. Real Estater Says:

    Just send me my No vote on Measure D in Palo Alto. Citizens are sick and tired of the city allowing re-zoning to build high density housing. In this case, they claim to serve a public benefit of providing low income Senior housing. That’s ridiculous. Senior don’t need to live near Facebook and Google. There is plenty of fresh air and open space in the Central Valley for not a lot of money. If they can afford Palo Alto, they are more than welcome to participate in home bidding just like everyone else. If they are low income, why do they get to cut in line and live here when nice folks like Madhaus are stuck in a Sunnyvale shack for 20 years?

  6. Real Estater Says:

    Just sent in my No vote on Measure D in Palo Alto. Citizens are sick and tired of the city allowing re-zoning to build high density housing. In this case, they claim to serve a public benefit of providing low income Senior housing. That’s ridiculous. Senior don’t need to live near Facebook and Google. There is plenty of fresh air and open space in the Central Valley for not a lot of money. If they can afford Palo Alto, they are more than welcome to participate in the home bidding process just like everyone else. If they are low income, why do they get to cut in line when nice folks like Madhaus are stuck in a Sunnyvale shack for 20+ years?

  7. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Even seniors are against Measure D. Because the folks at http://www.voteagainstd.com could not find Real™ seniors they just picked the first stock photo they could find…

  8. nomadic Says:

    Aw, RE said madhaus is nice.

    The old people can live somewhere else. Maybe Alviso?

  9. Real Estater Says:

    The real seniors of Palo Alto are already protected by Prop 13. They don’t need this kind of housing. There is absolutely zero need to support low income seniors shipped in from other communities or even from other countries. I predict Measure D will go down in flames (this coming from a guy who’s been right all along).

  10. Real Estater Says:

    The other irritant in Palo Alto is the Newell bridge. This joke of a bridge built in 1910 was never intended to serve automotive traffic. However, these days hundreds of cars from EPA comes across the bridge each day, to park in nearby PA neighborhoods, litter, and to access PA parks. It also contributes to crime. They need to get rid of it.

  11. nomadic Says:

    Why isn’t anyone talking about Zuckerberg buying the four houses around him to increase his privacy?

  12. nomadic Says:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_24285169/mark-zuckerberg-buys-four-houses-near-his-palo-alto-home

  13. Real Estater Says:

    It doesn’t make any sense. The more houses he buys, the easier it is to be next to him. If he keeps buying like this, pretty soon he’ll be next to me.

  14. Real Estater Says:

    Tesla Model X arrives in Palo Alto.

  15. madhaus Says:

    #14, it’s only a model.

  16. Petsmart groomer Says:

    NIMBYs shine in Silicon Valley this year

    Palo Alto’s Measure D gets an award:

    The threat to property values from lower-income folks, particularly the elderly, has always gone underestimated in our valley. So it was welcome when NIMBYs stepped forward to force an election this fall on an affordable senior housing project in Palo Alto.
    […] The objections are the usual ones about traffic and noise. Everyone knows those poor old folks are unruly neighbors. But if the project goes down, it will confer the bonus of keeping Palo Alto safe for millionaires.

  17. Real Estater Says:

    Great news! Palo Alto’s Measure D went down in flames.

    Keep these high density low income housing out of town!


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