March 4, 2009

Freedom to customize in Belmont!

900 SOUTH Rd, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80902648
900 SOUTH Rd Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $1,300,000

Beds: 5
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,500
$/Sq. Ft.: $371
Lot Size: 0.3 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Year Built: 2009
Stories: 2
View: Canyon, City Lights
Neighborhood: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80902648
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 31 days
70% completed contractors delight. Your opportunity to finish your own gorgeous custom luxury home to your own taste! Come see this beautiful custom home with 180 degree panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Comes with completed plans for custom executive home with all the amenities. Fantastic!

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find!

Wow… 70% completed huh? Any contractor types that could provide an estimate on how much more it would cost to finish this house out?

That said, this is totally worth it at $1.3M. Everyone in the Bay Area loves freedom and liberty, and that’s what this house offers you – the freedom to finish it however you wanted. It’s like buying one of those tables at Ikea that’s not stained yet – more freedom for you.

Come on executives – what are you waiting for?

Comments (27) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am

March 2, 2009

House with 4 car tandem parking in Belmont

820 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002 Belmont Country Club MLS# 80848600 – Property Details
820 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA



* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 5
* Bathroom: 3
* Year Built: 1909
* Lot Size: N/A
* Square Footage: 1800
* List Date: 12/7/2008
* Garage Spaces: 3
* MLS#: 80848600


Close to transporation (sic) and shopping indeed! And just think about how awesome it will be to juggle your cars in that 4 tandem parking garage (as opposed to… living garage?) since you’ll be living on the world famous El Camino Real.

Wowsers! What a deal! Easy access to everything! It’s like living on Market St in San Francisco, or Champs-Élysées in Paris. The minute you tell your co-workers “I live on El Camino”, they’ll know what you’re talking about.

And let’s not forget, unlike so many houses which are priced not to sell, this house is priced to sell. Go get it today!

Comments (153) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:37 am

December 16, 2008

So many surprises at this Belmont home

1136 North Ct, Belmont, CA 94002 Belmont Country Club MLS# 80835166 – Property Details


* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1962
* Lot Size: 6720
* Square Footage: 1290
* List Date: 9/19/2008
* Garage Spaces: 2
* MLS#: 80835166
3BR/2BA W/1290 /-SF LOCATED ON 6720 /-SF LOT. SECLUDED LOC. PROPERTY HAS A FENCED YARD, 2 CAR GARAGE, LR/DR COMBO. Upgraded drainage system and landscapped yard with sprinkler system. Property needs new carpets. This is a short sale, all offers to be submitted to lender until short sale approval.

1- Whoa, more short sales in Belmont? What is going on here?! Belmont… your membership in the Real Bay Area is in Real Danger!

2- If it is a short sale, why use the lucky price? Why not just go for a price that clears as fast as possible? You know… offer at something ridiculously low like $650,000 and then watch as people trip over themselves outbidding each other for it.

3- Still not sold? There’s $115,112 in equity waiting to be tapped since this last sold for $795,000 on 7/21/2006. A far more reasonable price if you ask me!

4- That’s one heck of a shadow!

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

November 25, 2008

When granite attacks – in Belmont

1222 NORTH Rd Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $594,900

Beds:     2
Baths:     1
Sq. Ft.:     980
$/Sq. Ft.:     $607
Lot Size:     5,400 Sq. Ft.
Property Type:    Detached Single Family
Style:    Ranch
Year Built:    1961
Stories:    1
View:    Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
Neighborhood:    Belmont Country Club
County:     San Mateo
MLS#:     80836670
Source:     MLSListings
Status:     Active
On Redfin:     48 days
REO Property with absolutely fantastic views! This is a perfect home for 1st time home buyers with 2 bedrooms 2 bath and 1 master bedroom suite. Hardwood floors, needs minor updating inside, but certainly liveable. Must come to see the potential and opportunity. Easy to show. Please use CAR Purchase agreement.

Thanks to Burbed reader Pralay for this find.

Have you ever seen one of those horror movies, where someone touches a substance, and suddenly it engulfs the person – covering them in the substance? (I didn’t see Spiderman 3 – is that what happened to him?)

That’s what this house reminds me of. “Oh yeah, I just wanted a little granite here and there, when suddenly it GRANITED ME!”

Or maybe this person was looking to thwart the terrorists with this confusing pattern. I have a headache just looking at it!

To those who are more Realtory-ish – what’s the significance of that last sentence?

Comments (85) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:56 am

July 29, 2008

Kittie has a green surprise for you!

15 Kittie Ln, Belmont, CA 94002 MLS# 40357601 – Property Details


* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 4
* Bathroom: 3
* Year Built: 1959
* Lot Size: 9000
* Square Footage: 1900
* List Date: 7/22/2008
* Garage Spaces: 2
Great home on tree lined street featuring 4 bedrooms 3 baths hardwood floors fdr two fireplaces two car garage pool and great master suite

Here’s what Burbed reader Sam had to say:

Nothing like an algae filled pool to dress up a house. What it’s an REO? You’re kidding!

Au contraire! This green pool is actually just an example of the amazing plethora of green collar jobs that
are fast flooding the Bay Area. By harvesting the algae, you’ll be able to power your home greenly and reduce your dependence on foreign oil. Woot!

Not only is there instant equity here, there’s also passive income!

My personal bet: this will clear $1.5 million. Thoughts?

Comments (62) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:55 am

July 14, 2008

Dude, where’s my house?

2852 SAN JUAN BL, Belmont 94002 (Belmont)
$619,900 Beds: 2 bed(s) Baths: 1 bath(s)    MLS: 80815233

Bed/Bath:    2 / 1
SqFt:    720
Lot:    8,000 sq ft
Yr Built / Age:    1958 / 50 years
List Price:    $619,900
Assoc Fee:
Great Westside Value! Large 8,000 SQ FT lot with studded redwood tree setting, cozy and expandable rancher, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, bank owned REO. Opportunity knocks!
Great Westside Value! Large 8,000 SQ FT lot with studded redwood tree setting, cozy and expandable rancher, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, bank owned REO. Opportunity knocks!

Now granted this is a rather large lot, but still… I’d feel better about paying $861 a square foot if there was a house in this photo. Is it just the garages? How perplexing!

Maybe that’s the point – that’s all you need – two garages and you’re set. Minimalist living at its best. It can be yours, here in Belmont.

Comments (54) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:27 am

April 18, 2008

$995,000 for a church in Belmont

MLS: 7813063209long.jpg

Property Overview
Belmont (Belmont) 94002
Detached Single Family (Class 1)
Bed/Bath: 2 / 2
Lot: —
Age: —
List Price: $995,000
Assoc Fee:
Property was built as church and is still, currently used as a church. Some remodeling needed to convert to a residence. Structure size est. 3000 . Sanctuary has high ceilings. Parking lot for 17 cars provides plenty of room to add a garage.

Wow… now this is pretty unusual. It’s not every day that you can buy a church – especially one that has room for 17 cars.

Just think of the partying opportunities this would provide! Here are some more photos:


Wow… the imagination simply runs wild! What would you do with this amazing property (that wouldn’t ban you to Hell)?

Comments (64) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:14 am

April 4, 2008

Belmont: Heck of a Wreck, Bring Your Check! Eco friendly! Green! Property Details
2632 MONSERAT AV, Belmont,CA,94002 – $749,950

2632mons.jpg4 Beds 2210 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 781531
2.5 Baths 11,500 Lot Size 44 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2008-03-01

What’s new on MLS-2: Search by % Price Drop // Search by “MOTIVATED SELLERS”

Description – 2632 MONSERAT AV, Belmont,CA,94002
Heck of a Wreck, Bring Your Check! Contractor’s Special with great up side potential! Newer level driveway, remodeled kithen, 4 large BR downstairs.Views from most rooms. Home needs new decks, repair to frplc, 2.5 BA’s need remodeling, smell from multiple pets, etc. but home has great potential and possibilities compared to comps. Priced very competively. Don’t miss this opportunity. Show & Sell!

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an eco friendly house, so here’s one. This house eliminates the need for wasteful watering and fertilizing, as the front yard has been paved over. Now you won’t be polluting streams and groundwater. You won’t be making our world toxic. You have more room for your fleet of Priuses and Ford Explorer Hybrids.

That said, I wonder why the house has smells from multiple pets – didn’t they just use the front y….


never mind.

Comments (14) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am

March 5, 2008

A starter home in Belmont

MLS: 769042


Property Overview
2028 LYON AV
Belmont (Belmont) 94002
Detached Single Family (Class 1)
Bed/Bath: 2 / 1
SqFt: 904
Lot: 4,000 sq ft
Age: 57 years
List Price: $799,000
Assoc Fee:
Great Starter Home in Belmont Hills!!
Adorable starter home in Belmont hills featuring hardwood floors, an updated kitchen featuring granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, adorable living room with fireplace, and one bath. Home also features a large deck in front, and a large yard. This home is ideal for a first time home owner or someone looking to downsize. Don’t let this home pass you up, move right in!

Now frankly, this is actually a pretty nice house. But what caught my attention is that this is a great starter home.

Ah, classic Silicon Valley – where an $800k house is considered a starter home. But why shouldn’t it be? The minimum wage these days is nearly $200k! This is just 4x the salary!

With any luck, a starter home will be $1 million by EOY. Oh goodness I can’t wait!

Comments (20) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:14 am

December 21, 2007

$1 million, 500 sqft, Belmont – panic room in the Bay Area? Property Details
3858 W Naughton AV, Belmont,CA,94002 – $995,000

3858bel.jpg1 Beds 917 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 765725
1.0 Baths 12,750 Lot Size List Date: 2007-11-30

What’s new on MLS-2: Search by % Price Drop // Search by “MOTIVATED SELLERS”

Description – 3858 W Naughton AV, Belmont,CA,94002
Brand new Mediterranean hideaway on 12,750 sq lot. 500 sq ft living (NO TYPO-500 SQ FT) Secluded cul-de-sac location. Unobstructed San Francisco Views. Extensive deck space w/outdoor fireplace. Under construction now! Estimated completion February 2008.

That’s right folks – not a typo! Sure it says 917 sqft in the listing, but really it’s 500 sqft. This is important because in the Bay Area, we’re so into the environment that we look for smaller places so we can buy less stuff and be more green.

Here’s what I’m guessing, the house itself is 500 sqft, but the garage is 417 sqf – hence the 917 sqft. Just check out the picture above! That’s huge! It’s almost big enough for a second residence (nudgenudgewinkwink).

Either that, or maybe the 500 sqft is above ground, but the remaining 417 sqft is below ground – you know, part of your “hideaway” as mentioned above. Can someone say, panic room?

Thanks to Burbed Reader Ed for this find!

Comments (23) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:40 am