October 28, 2013

A house every agent will fall in love with

There are houses that wow buyers.  This is a house that will make the real estate professionals thrilled.  Why?  Take a look and find out!  Thanks loads to Burbed reader waiting_for_the_fall for this San Bruno spectacular!

131027-walnut-redfin359 WALNUT St
San Bruno, CA 94066
$439,000

3 Beds
2 Baths
920 Sq. Ft.
$477 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1948
Lot Size: 2,500 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 80 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
County: San Mateo
Style: Ranch
Community: Belle Air
MLS#: 81329313

Gorgeous and Affordable Single Family Home! 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with 1 master suite. Featuring a Delightfully Upgraded Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwood floor Double Pane Windows, and Crown molding. Laundry Inside. Close to transportation, Tanforan Mall, SFO Airport and freeways. Street Parking. Good Size Backyard. Great for investment!

131027-walnut-yardSo, why is this a Realtard’s dream?

It’s not just the trifecta of stainless, granite and hardwood, or the “affordable” price of not much less than not a lot of money.  It’s not even the HDR photography that lovingly picks up every bit of the shredded plastic in the back yard.

Let’s hear the answer from wftf:

I have a perfect representation of the last 2 or 3 housing bubbles, all in one house!

131027-walnut-frontdoorMaybe people didn’t realize planes would be rumbling by overhead and couldn’t take it anymore after a year. This might explain the rapid turnover/flipping activity, but not all of it.

Selling 8 times in 25 years and going for number 9?  That’s got to be some kind of record.

Maybe the agent just has their card laminated onto the room divider when the residents give up.

That’s also a record for the fewest steps from the front door to the kitchen we’ve ever seen.  But check this out, the agent wasn’t kidding about close to transportation. And yes, that’s the airport off the right margin of US 101.

131027-walnut-aerial

Comments (10) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:06 am

10 Responses to “A house every agent will fall in love with”

  1. Steve Tyler Says:

    The Google streetview picture is from 2011, and it was for sale then too!

    https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=37.632887,-122.409905&cbp=13,359.3,0,0,0&cbll=37.632670,-122.409902&q=359+walnut,+San+Bruno,+CA&ei=kYhuUqSTCMfL2gXjuIAw&ved=0CC0QxB0wAA

  2. Bob Says:

    ‘Featuring a Delightfully Upgraded Granite Countertops’ – I suspect I get more delight reading this than the contractor got doing the installation.

  3. nomadic Says:

    Awesome. Foreclosed twice in 11 years. Listed in August, went pending, and then relisted at 10% more than original asking.

  4. Jb Says:

    someone will buy it – thats the miracle of Bay Area real estate

  5. nomadic Says:

    I wonder if this hurts or helps the value of the house Jobs’ grew up in:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_24407428/jobs-house-cleared-apos-historic-resource

  6. nomadic Says:

    How about an HOA story?
    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/HOA-to-pay-65K-after-banning-family-s-ambulance-4939894.php

  7. Real Estater Says:

    Value is in the land. Marissa Mayer just bought a funeral home.

    The commentary at the end is the most interesting:

    >>It’s weird. Because of all these billionaires trying to live normal lives, Palo Alto is a funny place with bizarre real estate.

    You walk around and the houses look like they belong on any street in Small Town, USA.

    Then you look them up on Zillow or Trulia and they cost $5 million and the monthly mortgage is $11,000 or so.

  8. Metalhead Says:

    Close to transportation – freeway, train, BART, airport…. Just that much easier to get out of town! The past few owners have had the hardwood floors and remodeled kitchen. Looks like no one actually lived here over the past few sales.

  9. nomadic Says:

    Here’s an interesting take on home ownership from a tax attorney:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2013/09/27/11-reasons-why-i-never-want-to-own-a-house-again/

    Clearly she lives far from the RBA and its specialness!

  10. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Spectacular and pending!


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