April 25, 2008

Very very clever auction in Redwood City

500 Hurlingame Ave Redwood City, CA 94063

Starting Bid: $179,000
Previously Valued To:* $480,000

Item #: 752
Address: 500 Hurlingame Ave Redwood City, CA 94063
Property Type: Single Family
Year Built: 1958
Square Footage: 1020
No. of Bedrooms: 3
No. of Bathrooms: 1
Total Rooms: 6
Lot Size: 0.05
Occupancy Status : Vacant
Financing Available : Yes

Hey wait a minute… this sounds familiar! Now I remember!

Very very clever!

You see, buy using a ludicrous starting bid like $179,000 approximately 1 million people will show up to with cash and Google stock in hand to buy this house.

Having just been sold on 9/4/2007 for $464,120, and a Zestimate of $535,500, I predict this house will easily clear for $535,500.

What do you think this Hurlingame house will clear for?

(Thanks to Burbed reader Michelle for this find.)

Comments (23) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:36 am






April 23, 2008

Fun purple colored house in Redwood City – for sustainable living

171 Buckingham Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063 – Property Details.

$389,900

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1942
* Lot Size: 4410
* Square Footage: 1210
* List Date: 4/1/2008
* Garage Spaces: 1
* MLS#: 788410
FANTASTIC RANCH HOME IN CONVENIENT AREA. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, TRANSPORTATION. HARDWOOD FLOORS, DETACHED GARAGE AND PLENTY OF YARD AREA. READY FOR YOUR BUYERS! WON’T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE!

Wow… this color sure beats the house from December 2006 that the Queen of England was looking at:

http://www.burbed.com/2006/12/20/redwood-city-house-is-fit-for-a-queen/

Robin’s Egg Blue, or Kool-Aid Purple.

I’m guessing Kool-Aid purple would be better, after all it can attract the youth. Also, I’m a bit surprised that the add didn’t call out the giant apartment complex next door – just think about how much the shadow will reduce your cooling costs. And the metal gate on the door? Uh… that’ll keep your house cool too because you can leave the front door open.

You do want to live green don’t you?

Comments (23) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:01 am

April 22, 2008

$249,000 for a house in Redwood City

2829 Curtis Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063 – Property Details.

$249,000

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 2
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: N/A
* Lot Size: 1500
* Square Footage: 830
* List Date: 6/21/2007
* Garage Spaces: 1

* MLS#: 734574

Perfect home for a first time buyer. Recently remodeled flooring, bathroom, dining area in family room,kitchen,new windows,paint exterior and interior. Priced reduced/Do not miss this opportunity!! (LENDERS APPROVE,QUICKLY TO SALE.)

Dear Redwood City,

You are now officially no longer in the The Real Bay Area, or the Bay Area itself.

Auf Wiedersehen, kiss kiss.

(Thanks to Burbed readers Jeff and Madhaus for this find.)

Comments (35) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:54 am

April 17, 2008

$299k for a 2/1 in Redwood City – what are you waiting for?

170 NORTHUMBERLAND AVE


Redwood City, CA 94063
Price: $299,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 630
$/Sq. Ft.: $475
Lot Size: 2,625 Sq. Ft.
Age (Years): 103
Year Built: 1905
Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1 Story
View(s): Neighborhood
Neighborhood: Dumbarton Etc.
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 780395

Charming doll house very well maintained, granite tile counter tops in kitchen area. Walking distance to Target Regency Shopping Center, Bus & train station. 2nd bedroom converted into a Livingroom. A must see, make offer before it’s gone!!!

I like it when the ads are really modest. For example, this ad completely overlooks this glamor shot:

Let’s face it, this house is quite simply an amazing deal. $300k. For a house. Near the Real Bay Area.

I mean, how can you seriously beat this?

Don’t forget, it last sold in 2005 for $485k! If you’re lucky enough to buy this at the list price (prepare to overbid!), that’s $186k in instant equity. What are you waiting for?

Come on bubbleheads… work with me. You wanted a bubble burst, here it is!

(Thanks to Burbed reader Madhaus for this find.)

Comments (31) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am

April 8, 2008

1923 Middlefield Rd in Redwood City revisited (again)

1923 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 – Property Details.
$305,900

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* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 2
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: 1927
* Lot Size: 1824
* Square Footage: 600
* List Date: 12/20/2007
* Garage Spaces: 1
* MLS#: 768782

Description of 1923 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
BY FAR, THE LOWEST PRICE HOME IN ALL OF REDWOOD CITY!! HUGE POTENTIAL IN THIS CENTRALLY LOCATED SINGLE FAMILY HOME. WALK TO DOWNTOWN, COSTCO. GREAT VISIBILITY FOR LAW FIRM? ENGINEER? CPA? WHY PAY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN. WON’T LAST LONG AT THIS ROCK BOTTOM PRICE.

Does this seem familiar? It should!

February 2008:

August 2007:

Well this time the Realtor means it – this house really won’t last long this time. Don’t forget this sold in 2006 for $483,523.

So what are you waiting for? Better buy it soon before they start hiking the price!

Comments (25) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am

March 13, 2008

How to show off landscaping in a house for sale advertisement

Reports
614 STANFORD AV, Redwood City 94063 (Redwood City)
$602,188 Beds: 3 bed(s) Baths: 2 1/2 bath(s) MLS: 726619614stanf.jpg

Property Overview
614 STANFORD AV
Redwood City (Redwood City) 94063
Detached Single Family (Class 1)
Bed/Bath: 3 / 2 1/2
SqFt: 1,290
Lot: 2,500 sq ft
Age: 8 years
List Price: $602,188
Assoc Fee:
Beautiful cozy home for a big family…
Beautiful 2 stories, 3 Bed and 2 1/2 bath , close to freeways, dual paned win crown moldings, new painting, new pergo floors, one car carport, sprinkle system,beautiful landscaping.

Personally, I can’t think of a better way to show off beautiful landscaping, aside from having a giant Ford Thunderbird parked on the grass.

Really, it’s beautiful, a true celebration of what makes California so special – the perfect co-coexistence between car and nature.

It brings a tear to my eye. As does the lighting in the ceiling of the carport.

Comments (15) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:10 am

March 4, 2008

Why does my car need a window for the garage?

MLS-2.com: Property Details
312 DUMBARTON AV, Redwood City,CA,94063 – $499,000312dum.jpg2 Beds 1355 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 768215
1.5 Baths Unspecified Lot Size 25 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-12-14

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

Description – 312 DUMBARTON AV, Redwood City,CA,94063
Great!! starter townhome, Walking distance to schools, restaurants and stores. Huge bedrooms, 3rd bedroom was nicely built in one of the two garages (unwarrented). Patio in back for bar-b-ques. Must see! property has alot of square footage for the price.

No kidding! That other garage is a bedroom? All this time I thought the window was so that my car could have a view – after all, you know those Californians and their cars!

But it turns out its for people! Aw shucks. Poor car.

Comments (12) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:56 am

February 22, 2008

This Hurlingame house won’t last long

MLS-2.com: Property Details
500 HURLINGAME AV, Redwood City,CA,94063 – $484,800

500hurl.jpg3 Beds 1020 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 1 Car Garage MLS#: 762973
1.0 Baths 2,500 Lot Size 49 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-11-14

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

Description – 500 HURLINGAME AV, Redwood City,CA,94063
WONDERFUL 3 BEDROOM RANCH HOME!THIS HOME OFFERS A FENCED FRONT YARD, TILE FLOORS IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM, AND A DETACHED ONE CAR GARAGE. GREAT LOCATION! CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES. HURRY, THIS HOME WON’T LAST LONG!

There’s really nothing wrong with this house – except for what appears to be a soldier’s memorial in the front yard (helmet on a shovel?).  But that’s to be expected for a deal like this – and in a great location right near Middlefield Road in Redwood City.

But the real reason I chose this house was because it’s on Hurlingame Ave – one of my favorite streets in the Bay Area.

Say it – Hurlingame! Whee!

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:18 am

February 19, 2008

What does a $1 mil house look like in Redwood City?

Last August, Burbed posed this question:

What does a $1 mil house look like in Redwood City? [Burbed.com]

Well, a few short months later, the answer may for 610 Acacia Ln may look like this:

610ac.jpg

Oh come on, you should’ve tried harder. You were so close to $1 mil! That’s the magic number for The Real Bay Area – two engineer households, with 2 kids in school creating Web 2.0 startups can easily afford that.

Redwood City… tsk tsk.

Comments (20) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am

February 18, 2008

This Redwood City house leaves me speechless

MLS-2.com: Property Details
633 HAMPSHIRE AV, Redwood City,CA,94063 – $440,000633hamp.jpgTotal 1 photos: Previous Next

2 Beds 870 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 770354
1.0 Baths 2,500 Lot Size 60 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2008-01-07

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

Description – 633 HAMPSHIRE AV, Redwood City,CA,94063
Lowest priced home in Redwood City. Fixer upper. Near schools, shopping centers and major freeway’s. Seller has done some upgrades recently. Reports will be available after January 1st.

I’ve looked at thousands and thousands of houses in the course of running this blog. I’ve seen thousands and thousands of strange listings.

This one simply leaves me speechless.

Update: Actually it’s quite a deal! http://www.zillow.com/HomeDetails.htm?zprop=15567279

Sold 11/17/2005: $540,000

Comments (8) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:24 am