February 12, 2010

A pink house in East Palo Alto that’s great for Valentine’s Day or First Time Buyers

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,370
$/Sq. Ft.: $146
Lot Size: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1954
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81004275
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 2 days
nice looking home in a nice area, great home for a first time buyer/investor. coveniently located by shopping centers and freeways.

It’s the Friday before Valentine’s Day – that means it’s time for a pink house! And wow what a specimen we have today!

At just $200,000, most Bay Area citizens can buy this on their black Amex card – dirt cheap! Just think of how much your special someone will enjoy this house.

And, lest you think Burbed is sexist, this pink house is a great gift for men or women! Just check out what’s next door!

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Oops, wrong picture. Uh. Ignore that one. It’s probably best you don’t show that one to your special someone…

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That’s right! It’s right next door to the San Francisco 49ers academy. This is going to be the best Valentine’s Day present for your special 49er fan!

Better pick it up before someone else does! It’s going to be a competitive gift giving year!

Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:08 am






January 1, 2010

House with $630,925 in instant equity

For Sale (MLS-listed)
$469,075

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,520
$/Sq. Ft.: $186
Lot Size: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1988
Community: West of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80949949
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 64 days
REO BANK OWNED, GREAT BUY, OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1:30-4:30PM PLEASE STOP BY AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF! OPEN FLOOR PLAN, TWO CAR GARAGE, DOWNSTAIRS UNIT HAS NO HEATING SYSTEM, CLOSE TO FREEWAY, SHOPPING AND TRANSPORTATION, SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION,

Thanks to Burbed reader sonarrat for this find!

Wow, talk about starting the year with a bang! This house is just full of win. It’s a “GREAT BUY” it’s got a downstairs unit (somehow) so that means you can rent it out and make some money on the side. There’s no pesky heating system to break or increase your carbon footprint. And check out how close it is to the freeway!

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Can’t get closer than that! (Well, you probably can…)

But wait, there’s more. Just when you thought this house was already full of win, there’s this:

2026a

Holey moley. Just look at that instant equity waiting to be tapped and released. Wow.

If you bought this house today, you’d pretty much be set for this new decade. Score one for the home team! What a way to start the year!

Comments (12) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

December 25, 2009

Who got this stocking stuffer East Palo Alto house?

239 GARDENIA Way, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80955052
Sale Pending (MLS-listed)
Listed at: $198,000
239 GARDENIA Way East Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,570
$/Sq. Ft.: $126
Lot Size: 7,250 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1954
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80955052
Source: MLSListings
Status: Pending Without Release This listing is in escrow, past inspections and waiting for loan funding. “Without Release” indicates that the current buyer doesn’t need to sell a home to buy the new home.
On Redfin: 25 days
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO TURN THIS THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM HOUSE INTO YOUR VERY OWN HOME! OFFERING SOME HARDWOOD FLOORS, WALL TO WALL CARPETS, A FIREPLACE IN THE LIVING ROOM AND AN ATTACHED TWO CAR GARAGE!

Thanks to Burbed reader Lisa for this find!

Let’s go straight to the photos:

239a

Wow. You know a house is grand when the fireplace has its own room. Now that’s swanky!

The fact this is already pending, and at such a low price, can mean only one thing: someone bought this as a Christmas present over the holidays.

So who is the lucky person to get this amazing gift? Why is it an amazing gift? Why look at the instant equity you’re about to unlock!

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That’s right. It sold for $650k not that long ago. That means that you’re looking at $452,000 in instant equity.

Sure you may need do a few repairs… but once its done…. boom! A gift that keeps on giving.

So congrats to the person who found this under their tree this morning. Youa are definitely a winner!

Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:13 am

November 20, 2009

Bank owned property at attractive price

1112 NEWBRIDGE St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80944323
1112 NEWBRIDGE St East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $180,106

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Beds: 3
Baths: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,400
$/Sq. Ft.: $129
Lot Size: 4,524 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1955
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80944323
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 49 days
Bank owned property at attractive price. Needs some repair — but the price is right! Property condition may restrict FHA/VA financing options. Termite report & mold inspection & roof bids available. Roof leaks. Mold is present. Check with lender whether they will lend “as is” on this property.

The affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area is now officially solved. If you can’t afford to buy this house, and put in a few dollars to fix it up, what can you afford?

With an easy commute, this house will be able to serve you for a long time to come. 3 bedrooms! 1.5 bath! At a price that’s less than you could find in Texas! Wowsers what a deal!

Besides, what’s a little mold? Can’t a little Tilex fix this?

1112b

To you experts out there, what would take to fix this house up? $20? $100? $1000?

Comments (27) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:28 am

August 28, 2009

1169 Saratoga Ave in East Palo Alto – a classic Burbed house

It’s Friday, the end of East Palo Alto week!

1169 SARATOGA Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80917708
1169 SARATOGA Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $235,000

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 750
$/Sq. Ft.: $313
Lot Size: 5,800 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Spanish
Stories: Bi/Split Level
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1949
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80917708
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 128 days
Good split level starter home/investor opportunity. 2 bedrooms upstairs with hardwood floors throughout. Downstairs: living room, dining room. Kitchen. Ground level laundry room with separate rear entrance. Good size fenced & gated lot laundry room with ample storage. 1 car attached garage. All reports have been ordered. Easy access to Dumbarton Bridge/Willow Road. Property sold “as-is” condition.

Hey wait a minute… this looks familiar!

From March 2008:

From April 2007:

Geez! They’re practically giving the house away now!

Why hasn’t this sold yet? I’m perplexed!

What advice would you provide to the owner and listing agent to help it clear?

I’m thinking… raise the price!

Comments (35) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:45 am

August 27, 2009

Good things come in three!

It’s East Palo Alto week!

1166 SARATOGA Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80930093
1166 SARATOGA Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $260,000

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Beds: 4
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,680
$/Sq. Ft.: $155
Lot Size: 5,800 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1955
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80930093
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 54 days
Opportunity for large home with beautiful but not quite complete upgrades. 3-bedrooms down stairs and one luscious master suite upstairs. Dual pane windows, almost all new electrical and plumbing, hardwood floors, gated lot with great stone/stucco work. Low maintenance almost new vinyl siding. Large lot with easy access to commute arteries. With a little bit of finish work, this could be it!

Wow. Another amazing deal in the Bay Area. If you can’t afford this, you really shouldn’t be living here.

Look, this house is practically done – it’s just waiting for a few remaining small touches. Heck, they even left you the trailer so you can add the pieces yourself! That way you can tell your friends “I did all the work!”

Don’t believe it? Look the agent even included 3 photos of the house and trailer!

At $155 per square foot, you can just sell a few of your facebook options and buy this house today. You’ve already got a bunch of equity, now just add some sweat equity!

Comments (28) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:50 am

August 26, 2009

This house has easy access to gasoline station, home depot, best buy

It’s East Palo Alto week!

1912 PULGAS Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80913446
1912 PULGAS Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $798,000

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,260
$/Sq. Ft.: $633
Lot Size: 9,944 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1949
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80913446
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 151 days
HUGE LOT ALMOST 10,000 SQ. FT. ACROSS FROM SMALL MARKET. PUBLIC STORAGE AND GASOLINE STATION NEARBY. CLOSE TO HOME DEPOT, BEST BUY, ETC.

Some people might value being near the water, near good schools, near their church. But let’s face it, in hectic Silicon Valley – you want to be near the essentials. This house is near a small market (food), gasoline (energy and food), home depot (repairs and food), and best buy (fun toys!).

Let’s see what else it is close to:

1912b

And, it’s a green house – symbolizing your commitment to the environment. It’s like wearing one of those bracelets saying you support a cause, except that you’re living in it.

However, living in a green house may attract attention… thus:

1912a

You see, sometimes you’ll need to keep those crazy tree huggers away. This fence will provide your tree with some privacy.

Hey, for $633 per square foot (though a 10k lot), that’s the least the owner could do!

Comments (14) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:37 am

August 24, 2009

East Palo Alto house – kitchen was stolen

It’s East Palo Alto week!

2292 POPLAR Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80935801
2292 POPLAR Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $175,000

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 940
$/Sq. Ft.: $186
Lot Size: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1952
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80935801
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 22 days
Great deal, Home was remodeled & then vandalized entire kitchen was stolen but has brand new bamboo floors new paint & is in otherwise good condition, just no kitchen. Likely not to qualify for FHA Also has separate rental unit in the back with addition 2 rooms, kitchen & bathroom for extra income. Home is Bright & Open floor plan info provided by seller & others has not been verified by agt

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

Wow… let me just say that the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area is now officially solved. At this price, most people could just charge it on their American Express Centurion Card!

Herve thought it was kind of ridiculous that the agent adds no value by having that giant disclaimer in the end. However, I think the Agent should be commended for providing so much honesty and transparency!

Let’s take a look at two key photos shall we?

2292a

Yep. That’s good condition.

But hey, at this price, why not?

Comments (14) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:25 am

August 4, 2009

Lifestyles of the rich and famous – East Palo Alto Edition

130 MAPLE Ln, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80923674
130 MAPLE Ln East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $549,000

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Beds: 4
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 2,150
$/Sq. Ft.: $255
Lot Size: 2,422 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 2006
Community: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80923674
Source: MLSListings
Status: Pending Without Release
On Redfin: 66 days
Top-of-the-line, luxury home built in 2006,just minutes to the heart of Palo Alto! Upscale living room w/ cathedral ceilings & gas log fireplace. High ceilings throughout. Expansive gourmet kitchen w/ cherry wood floors, granite slab, island, exquisite cabinets & stainless appliances. Great investment or enjoy a quality home close to Palo Alto!

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

The fact that there’s a Jaguar in this picture is telling. It says: “Buy this house, with the ridiculously tall front door arch, so you too can be the owner of a Jaguar.”

Or perhaps it says: “Come home to 130 Maple Lane in East Palo Alto – you’ve made it. You’re a successful executive, driving a luxury car from a company that also makes the cheapest car in the world.”

You’ll come home each day… race up (and up and up and up) those steps, to burst onto the balcony and enjoy a relaxing mai tai, as you stare at the sun setting over the mountains, and looking down at your Jaguar – wondering if it is leaking oil again – and embracing your success.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sold!

Comments (58) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:27 am

February 20, 2009

The continuing saga of 2239 Poplar Ave in East Palo Alto

You know what we haven’t seen on Burbed in a while? 2239 Poplar!

First, let’s go back to February 21, 2006 and see the first showing on Burbed:

Then it showed up on Burbed (8/21) because the price had been hiked. This is what it looked like:

The house then went for some remodelling and looked like this as of October 2, 2006:

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Well… after doing some research, it looks like this house can still be yours! Now for a new price of just $399,000!

2239 POPLAR AVE, East Palo Alto, CA – #80781877 – House for sale
2239 POPLAR Avenue East Palo Alto, CA
$399,000

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East Palo Alto Area House, SAN MATEO COUNTY County, 94303
$1,793 per month Return to Map
Active
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
SQFT: 1010
Built: 1947
Days: 213
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2 More Photos
Agent’s Description

OWNER WILL CONSIDER SOME FINANCING!! MAKE US AN OFFER! Delightful one level home ready to move into. Freshly painted and carpeted (Feb. 08). Roof and heater installed within the past 3 years. Double paned windows. Fireplace in living room. One car garage. Great yard. Bath remodeled within past 3 years too. All appliances stay! Great House!”NOT A SHORT SALE!!

A lot has changed these last few years, but one thing stays the same – 2239 Poplar Ave is waiting for you! Buy it today!

Comments (29) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:44 am