June 9, 2010

A pink house in Belmont with functional floor plan

$599,900

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Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,090
$/Sq. Ft.: $550
Lot Size: 4,968 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
Year Built: 1947
Community: Homeview/Sterling Downs
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81019345
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 32 days
Appealing Belmont home with a functional floor plan, a dining “L”, and lots of natural lighting. There is one bedroom upstairs with a partial attic. The backyard has a handmade wooden dog pen and other structures, very well maintained. (Any changes made to property, permits unknown).

Wait a sec… this house looks familiar…

August 31, 2009

A pink house with contrast in Belmont

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Well look at that. It’s back on the market. With a slight price cut no less.

What does this all mean?

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:39 am






March 24, 2010

Garage (with house maybe) for sale in Belmont

Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,270
$/Sq. Ft.: $591
Lot Size: 2,304 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Attached Single Family
Style: Mediterranean
Stories: 1
View: Green Belt
Year Built: 1970
Community: Belmont Woods
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81007709
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 24 days
Rarely available one level unit. Updated kitchen with black granite counter tops and white cabinets. Two patios one off the living room with access to green belt and pool and another patio off bedrooms with a hot tub. Unit shows well.

First, let’s be clear that this is an attached single family house. There’s a $367 monthly HOA that needs to be paid.

But ignoring that, doesn’t it look like this is just a giant garage? Now granted, it’s got a nice patterned door, but still… it looks like it’s just a garage for sale. Let’s look at a street view:

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Uh… huh. What a strange, strange design. Why didn’t they build something over this garage? I’m definitely not getting this architectural design. But you might! And if you do, this can be yours for just $591 per square foot!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:40 am

November 23, 2009

Belmont showpiece house, collector’s item

1822 BAYVIEW Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80951201
$688,000
1822 BAYVIEW Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,340
$/Sq. Ft.: $294

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Lot Size: 9,750 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Modern/High Tech
Stories: 1
View: Bay, Mountains, Neighborhood, Ocean, City Lights
Year Built: 1977
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80951201
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 18 days
Probate bargain with 200 degree view. Great sweat equity potential here. Top quality home that needs TLC. Kiln dried redwood walls, interior atrium, glass entry built in 1977. Sit in the sunken tub & enjoy views from SF to Palo Alto. Most appliances appear never used. Can be a showpiece. CAUTION, NO DECK OFF REAR SLIDERS, DO NOT OPEN.

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find!

Jeff called this a “collector’s item”.

Indeed! This can be the showpiece of your 1977 house collection. There are many house collectors in the Bay Area as you can make a solid income giving tours of 1970’s houses. Sure you might first need to add a deck so that your patrons don’t fall to their death, but hey that’s a small investment towards improving this show piece.

I wonder if you could get this designated as a POI on a TomTom or Garmin! That’d be pretty neat. Coyote Point, Pez Museum, Hiller Aviation Museum, and “The 1977 House EXPERIENCE at 1822 Bayview Ave”. Wow… pretty soon San Mateo county will be its own cultural hotbed. That’d be pretty awesome!

And it starts with this amazingly cheap house. Go for it. Or have your trust acquire it so that we can all enjoy this 1977 house.

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:14 am

October 22, 2009

200 Amp Service in Belmont

855 LAUREL Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80946914
855 LAUREL Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $699,950

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 860
$/Sq. Ft.: $814
Lot Size: 4,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 1
View: Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
Year Built: 1938
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80946914
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 10 days
CHARMING COTTAGE W/ BAY VIEWS! HW, RECESSED LIGHTS, FP, AC, NEW GRANITE KIT W/ STAINLESS APPLIANCES, CUSTOM LIGHTING, BREAKFAST BAR-ANDERSON WINDOWS-FRESH INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINT-LANDSCAPED FRONT & BACK-WALK TO CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CALTRAIN, SHOPS, CAFES & DOWNTOWN. NEW 200 AMP SERVICE-GARAGE CNVERTED TO FAMILY ROOM-EASILY CONVERTED BACK-SPACIOUS AREA UNDER HOUSE FOR STORAGE OR FUTURE ROOM?

Have you ever done a search for a house that has 200 Amp service? Well, if you have, this house is your match! Now, you can begin building that data center that you’ve always dreamed of in the spacious area under the house that could either be for storage or a future room.

(Question: Does the 860 sqft include that space?)

At $814 per square foot, the biggest selling feature for this house is clearly how much fun your kids will have skateboarding down this hill.

But. Uh. Better buy an extended warranty for your brakes. You’ll probably need it!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:06 am

September 21, 2009

Evolution can be found at this Belmont house

2837 SAN JUAN Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80940132
2837 SAN JUAN Blvd Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $1,299,000

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Beds: 4
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,100
$/Sq. Ft.: $419
Lot Size: 0.28 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 3
View: Mountains, Canyon, Neighborhood
Year Built: 2009
Community: Haskins Estates
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80940132
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 18 days
Just Completed July 2009, Gorgeous Brand New Custom Home Priced to Sell. Top of the line from top to bottom. Nestled in a beautiful Belmont neighborhood.

Thanks to Burbed reader Kevin for this find!

Here’s what he had to say:

I love picture 9…hey kids go play on the lawn on the back/side yard but stay away from the 12 foot drop off by the retaining wall.

Two words: Natural Selection

Let’s face it, the Bay Area continually needs to stay sharp and smart in order to remain competitive. So… sometimes we need to get rid of the less desirable people. People who might be superstars in a different city with lower standards (like Boston), but wouldn’t make the cut here in the Bay Area.

The backyard of this house helps separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. Those who survive this house, can go on to become the next major super star, the next person who changes the world with a single 140 character post.

And, did I mention, this house is green? That’s a plus right there!

So help the Bay Area out, you breeders. Buy this house and use it to prune  your brood. It’s for the good of humanity – for Silicon Valley is destined to save it.

Comments (3) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am

August 31, 2009

A pink house with contrast in Belmont

380 ONEILL Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80933700
380 ONEILL Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $615,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,090
$/Sq. Ft.: $564
Lot Size: 4,968 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1947
Community: Homeview/Sterling Downs
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80933700
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 35 days
Come see this charming 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in the beautiful city of Belmont. This home is located on a desirable corner lot on a quiet street with no thru traffic. It has great curb appeal due to the gorgeous, well maintained landscaping throughout the grounds. The neighborhood is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, train station and major freeways/highways.

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

I’m not sure how this got started, but there seems to be this meme that Burbed loves to feature pink houses.

Well, this is definitely a pink house!

But what I truly appreciate is the contrast of some of the interior pics. Let’s take a look:

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I love the enormous TV that blocks out all the windows. And I love how it contrasts with the kitchen and its cabinets!

But more importantly, I liked this photo:

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Wow. You can totally feel the pride of ownership soaring as your flag waves proudly.

And let’s look at who you’ll be sharing this pride of ownership with!

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That’s right! All the industrial complexes near your house. The people there will trudge to work each day, jealous how you’re becoming rich by just sitting in your house earning equity.

Plenty of pride all around!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am

July 22, 2009

$140k in trapped equity waiting for you in Belmont!

1716 TERRACE Dr, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80917644
1716 TERRACE Dr Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $849,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,730
$/Sq. Ft.: $491
Lot Size: 0.27 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: Tri-Level
View: Mountains, Canyon, City Lights
Year Built: 1966
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80917644
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 94 days
Priced to Sell Quick! Lovely Custom home tucked away in a private setting on a very large lot. Spend your evenings entertaining on the huge brick covered patio with views of the mountains and valley below. A sunken living room and soaring vaulted ceilings are lit up from the array of custom windows. The living area includes 1 master and 2 standard bedrooms and tons of closet space!

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find. It’s Herve week!

Herve thought iwas amusing that this house said that it was priced to sell quick, but that… well…. it still wasn’t sold!

Frankly, I’m kind of surprised as well… just look at all the trapped equity waiting for you:

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What could this owner possibly do to sell this even more quickly? Give it away for free?

Comments (29) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am

June 4, 2009

It’s like living in Carmel, but in Belmont

1942 BAYVIEW Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80911855
1942 BAYVIEW Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $899,950

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Beds: 2
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,180
$/Sq. Ft.: $763
Lot Size: 6,360 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 2
View: Bay
Year Built: 1932
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80911855
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 74 days
Imagine if you will a Carmel setting in Belmont. Meander down a brick path surrounded by lush foliage to the entrance of this unique 1930’s Hunter’s Cottage. Artists are inspired by the indoor/outdoor serenity this property provides. Whether soaking up the sun in one of the many outdoor entertaining areas or enjoying morning coffee while taking in the views of the bay, this home will embrace you.

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find. Hey another example of creative writing!

Wow… this totally reminds me of Carmel. Except without the ocean. And being crammed in with a bunch of other houses. On a (likely) steep road. Where it’s cold. And windy.

Yeah… when you’re living on the East side of Alameda you’re definitely going to need a Hunter’s Cottage like this one. Granted its not on the East side of El Camino – if it were there you might need to go hunting for Impalas and such.

Personally I’ve always wanted a home that embraces you. This is that home.

Comments (93) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am

June 2, 2009

Pristine house in Belmont… sort of.

17 OXFORD Ct, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80923214
17 OXFORD Ct Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $906,000

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Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,890
$/Sq. Ft.: $313
Lot Size: 8,906 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 2
Year Built: 2000
Community: Homeview/Sterling Downs
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80923214
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 9 days
Bank Owned Gorgeous remodeled home in pristine Belmont loc. Home features 5 bdrms, 3 bths, Cathedral Ceilings, in-unit laundry rm w/ washer/dryer, updated Kitchen w/ granite counters, maple cabinets & hw flrs in kitchen/family rm. Large master bdrm & updated master bthrm w/ 2 walk-in closets, double pane windows & large backyard, Over 2800 sq. ft. living space-Close to 101, and Top Rated schools/parks

Thanks to Burbed reader LG for this find.

LG thought the phrase “pristine Belmont loc” to be very poignant.

Let’s take a look shall we:

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Sure, that’ll be pristine… for about a day or two. But don’t worry, there’s a large backyard for you to set up that traffic monitoring system that you’ve always wanted. What? Didn’t you always want to be a reporter when you grew up?

Thanks LG!

Comments (21) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:20 am

May 26, 2009

Belmont house – new from the foundation up – $709 per square foot

This week, we celebrate the 5 Bay Area cities featured in Forbes’ “Top 25 Towns To Live Well (and have good access to Venture Capital)”. Coming in at #11:

2524 DEKOVEN Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80804798
2524 DEKOVEN Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $1,049,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,480
$/Sq. Ft.: $709
Lot Size: 7,900 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
Year Built: 1949
Community: Haskins Estates
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80804798
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 389 days
New from the foundation up. Staged, gorgeous Hi ceilings, sky lights, chefs kit, sub zero, Wolf etc. .Ideal park like setting for bar-b-q, rv, boat playground, dog run etc. .SF views slate walks, drive, and patio area, ready to move in. ..

New from the foundation up. But most importantly, it’s staged. Do you know how few houses are actually staged these days? It’s defnitely a value add and something you’ll always remember.

In fact, it’s so gorgeous that it has been on the market for 389 days. Do you know what happens? Basically people go, visit the house, and amazed at how beautiful the staging is (and the views too) and then leave, realizing that they are not worthy.

Again, this is a great example of a house where you can buy it, and turn it into a tourist attraction, charging for the views. Win win! It’ll help pay the mortgage!

Go ahead and visit, I bet you will find that you can’t buy it either. You’re not worthy.

Comments (210) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:20 am