March 24, 2014

No peeking! or is it no peaking? Cupertino house no show till broker tour

19707 MERRITT Dr Cupertino, CA 95014
$1,150,000 Price
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,408 Sq. Ft.
$817 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1960 Lot Size: 7,488 Sq. Ft.


NO SHOW Till broker tour. Great opportunity in Cupertino with great schools. First time on market in 53 years! Family room has been extended w/ o permits. Not incl in sq footage. Dual pane windows, hardwood floors, pool, newer appliances – microwave, cooktop, refrigerator. Solar heating for hot water installed but inoperative. Collins elementary, Lawson middle, Cupertino High. Buyers to verify.

That’s right folks. If you want to see this house, you’re going to need to wait until the broker tour?

What’s a broker tour?

Well, that’s… uh… when the brokers take a tour.

How does that help you as a buyer or a seller?

Well, you see, every time a broker takes a tour through a house, the value goes up a little more. It’s like rubbing a rabbit’s foot. Or finding a four leaf clover.

So no peeking!

But let’s be frank, there’s definitely no peaking for house prices. Just look at this kitchen:


Old stuff is hipster gold right?

I’m betting this house will clear for $1.5M. What’s your estimate?

Comments (17) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

17 Responses to “No peeking! or is it no peaking? Cupertino house no show till broker tour”

  1. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    I think it will go for 1.2M.

  2. mbk Says:

    My Sunnyvale neighborhood just had a 3BR close for $1.5M:

  3. nomadic Says:

    That’s ghastly.

    It’ll go for more than $1.25M, easy.

  4. Real Estater Says:

    #2, and it’s not even in the right zip code!

  5. Gallileo Says:

    Things got solar panels too.

    2.34 million easy.

  6. TechGuy Says:

    Leaving the craziness of the Bay Area was the best decision I ever made. I often come back to this website to remind myself of just how insane things are in wacky California. 🙂

  7. Napyhed Says:

    I agree, TechGuy, I just bought a 2900 sq ft custom home based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s style with a 20×50 ft pool, rock walls, dual paned windows all around with views of the surrounding woods, and 9.5 acres in upstate NY for 300 thou.

    I would be lucky to find a condo for that price in the bay area. Yes I miss my home (bay area) yet my quality of life improves here.

  8. Techie Says:

    You guys are dumb. The fact that you are able to buy a nice property for little money means that your area does not appreciate and probably never will.

  9. Jb Says:

    We left as well but I’d go back in a the time it would take to book movers, pack up, and hit the road….living inside 4 to 6 months of the year sucks. My plan is to get back – though not sure how. Playing the lottery may help our cause.

  10. Nopants Says:

    Who cares what it looks like when it has CUPERTINO SCHOOLS?

    It doesn’t matter as this is clearly a 1.4M teardown. Or are people not doing that in Cupertino as much as they’re doing that in Mountain View?

  11. nomadic Says:

    Oh yes, they do that in Cupertino. And they make them as huge as possible with a faux Tuscan style. Generally, the more hideous the “better.”

    In my experience, Cupertino has the weirdest mish-mash of houses in all Silicon Valley.

  12. InTheBiz Says:

    “Family room has been extended w/o permits.” If I was head of Code Enforcement I’d hire someone just to read MLS descriptions.

  13. AstroWallaby Says:

    Considering its location I’ll be really disappointed if whoever buys it for (insert ridiculous figure here) doesn’t tear it down and replace it with a donut-shaped house. Or a circular one, at the very least. (Then you could call it “The Hole”.)

  14. Alberto Says:

    We should print all these comments and mail it to this address as soon as the house gets sold.. :)))

  15. InTheBiz Says:

    They don’t knock down homes in Cupertino like they do in Palo Alto and Los Altos and Atherton. I used to call the prevailing style of Cupertino new construction “Cupertino Eclectic”, since it borrowed from so many sources, but some of the newer construction is pretty clean. On the other hand, there’s a development of six new homes at the west end of Bollinger that’s so busy you need to wear sunglasses to look at them.

  16. Steve Tyler Says:

    SF condos now above their pre-crash peak:

  17. Petsmart groomer Says:

    > I’m betting this house will clear for $1.5M.

    You weren’t that far off: $1,428,000.

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