October 20, 2014

This San Mateo house listing forgets a key detail

301 N KINGSTON St
San Mateo, CA 94401
$948,000 Price 
6  Beds 
4  Baths  2,650 Sq. Ft.
$358 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1949 Lot Size: 5,000 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 9 days Status: Active
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Great Single Family Home with an approved In-law Unit. Completely updated throughout! 2650 sqft of living space. Main house has 4 Bedrooms with 3 Bathrooms. In-Law unit has 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom with a separate address and separate utility meters. Live in one, rent the other! Unique Property! Great Potential Income! Centrally Located! Open House Sat/Sun October 18th & 19th from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Ok. Got it. If you’re big into the sharing economy, this house is for you. Or, buy one get one free.

With rent soon to hit $1,000,000 per hour for a 1 bedroom, you’ll be making Monopoly level money in no time! Maybe you can buy up a whole street and replace it with a hotel (like the one in the background?)

But… I think this listing forgets a key detail! One that’s an amazing benefit. One that you usually find in most listings!

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That’s right… easy access to freeways. I mean, come on… it’s right there.

I’m surprised that the realtor forgot to mention this on this listing.

What else would you include to improve this listing?

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:45 am






October 16, 2014

Congrats to Mountain View–median home sale price now a million!

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Congratulations Mountain View!!

2015 – $2,000,000.

I know you can do it!

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October 13, 2014

Do you like Victorian homes? You’ll love this one in San Jose!

435 S 7TH St
San Jose, CA 95112
$499,000
Price 
4 Beds 
2 Baths  2,176 Sq. Ft.
$229 / Sq. Ft

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Less than a block from San Jose State University. House is damaged by Fire. Value is in the land. Huge potential for a Contractor or Investor who will like to own a Historic Grand Victorian. Imagine the Possibilities.

Do you like Grand Victorian homes? Well if you do, you’re in luck! Check out this specimen!

Oh wait… value is in the land. And as we all know – they’re not making any more of that! Plus it is in Downtown San Jose! Woot!

Well, let’s imagine the possibilities… What would you do with this fantastic deal?

Comments (3) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:47 am

October 7, 2014

Shocker! House with additions and permits

343 N HUMBOLDT St
San Mateo, CA 94401
$779,000 Price 
5 Beds 
3 Baths  1,890 Sq. Ft.
$412 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1939 Lot Size: 6,450 Sq. Ft. On Redfin: 42 days Status: Active

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This is a great opportunity for a large family, the main house has 4 bedrooms 2 bath with a attached legal in-law unit. The house needs cosmetic work but it is in good shape. all additions were done with permits.

Those of you who have read burbed for long enough know why this is a shocker… it’s a house that has additions with permits. A legal in-law unit.

Normally, the Real Bay Area is full of disruptors and entrepreneurs – leaders and visionaries who know that laws and regulations are mere guidance meant to be broken.

In fact, reading this listing, I almost have a certain disdain for this house. So ordinary. So legal. There’s a real lack of ambition.

Someone with true leadership and ambition would add 4 more bedrooms to this house. Wouldn’t you?

Also… what’s going on with the curtain in this picture…

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Huh?

Comments (2) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am