May 12, 2014

This house has a supra lock box

1355 TORRANCE Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
$750,000 Price 
3 Beds 
2 Baths 
1,000 Sq. Ft.
$750 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1956 Lot Size: 5,500 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 24 days Status: Active

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Supra lock box on Tuesday 4/22/14

People always ask me: How do you know if a house is good?

Well, there’s a few ways. First, knock on the house – is there a dull hollow sound? Oh wait, that’s something else…

Frankly, I look at two things:

1. What type of car is in the driveway?

2. What kind of lock box is used?

This listing, shockingly, answers both.

There appears to be a sweet, sweet, sweet, corvette in the driveway. And it’s held back by a metal gate. This is definitely a sign of greatness. Just sitting in the car, behind the gate, you can pretend you are Joe Biden. Just like this!

Another sign? The lock box. What kind of lock box does the house use? This uses a supra! A supra!

If the realtor didn’t care, then they probably would’ve used another brand of lock box – but the fact that only the best was used means that this is a good house. A great house. I mean, just look at all the photos of… this… uh… house.

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

10 Responses to “This house has a supra lock box”

  1. DonnieJ Says:

    Must also have something to do with the fact that it’s sitting on a SUPRA fund site. Supra fun if you ask me!

  2. InTheBiz Says:

    “Less is more.”

  3. Real Estater Says:

    750K for the wrong side of 101! I remember back in 2011 a realtor telling me this neighborhood will never recover; that’s when you could buy a house like this in the 300K’s. Right now there are those who refuse to believe the market is peaking!

  4. InTheBiz Says:

    Whoever told you that is a fool.

    The house has been on the market 26 days and hasn’t sold, so I wouldn’t call it a market indicator.

  5. burbed Says:

    How can the market be peaking if every transaction is all cash?

  6. sonarrat Says:

    Our housing market is becoming more like the stock market in recent years.. individual players no longer have any pull and the big institutions get all the best deals on everything. The rest of us are left with a larger (but still insufficient) pool of rentals to choose from.

    The only thing that will turn that around is a change in the economic situation.

  7. Real Estater Says:

    About 30% of the transactions are all cash. In any case, not sure if it has to do with market peaking.

  8. Real Estater Says:

    >>Whoever told you that is a fool.

    Ditto for anyone eager to jump in at the peak of the market.

  9. Real Estater Says:

    Pulse of the market: Realtor saying market has peaked.

    I was at an Open House last Saturday and there was no one there.

  10. sonarrat Says:

    You heard it here, folks. Even RE was not at an open house that he attended. The market has peaked.


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