April 24, 2007

There's a house there… I think… it's just shy

Welcome to Day 2 of Redwood City Week!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 711837
2812 HUNTINGTON AV
Redwood City, CA 94063
$549,9502812hunt.jpgThis Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 711837 Approx Age: 51 Years Approx Sq Ft: 830
Detached Single Family 1 Story 2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom 1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub

Shh… be werry werry quiet. It’s a shy house. It’ll be there. Just buy it first, then you’ll see it. Shhh….

I hear that if you see this house’s shadow, it means 5 more years of 10% appreciation…

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April 23, 2007

This Realtor really earned their commission!

Welcome to Day 1 of Redwood City Week, here at Burbed!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 713435
650 HURLINGAME AV
Redwood City, CA 94063
$659,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 713435 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 810
Detached Single Family 1 Story Traditional
2 Bedrooms 1&1/2 Bathrooms 1 Shower over Tub

That’s a pretty sweet photo if you ask me. Sure, it’s $659k for a 810 sqft house – but look at that awesome photo!

It’s even more awesome when you see this photo:

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Told you so. Now aren’t you damned impressed with the perspective in the first one?

Now that’s money!

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April 10, 2007

What's the 5th most affordable home in Redwood City like?

Sorry for the lateness of this post – I wrote it up and forgot to post it!

You see, over the weekend, I thought it would be fun to go look at some open houses. And it turned out this house was open:

Redwood City, CA Homes for Sale – 652 Stanford Ave, Redwood City, 94063652stanford.jpg
652 Stanford Ave, Redwood City 94063

Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 MLS#: 717200 Square Footage: 560 $585,000
Status:
Active
Year Built: N/A Parking Spaces: 1 List Date: 4/4/2007 Lot Size: N/A

DESCRIPTION -
652 Stanford Ave, Redwood City
Recent remodeled kitchen, new paint and carpeting. Secured front & backyard. Attached garage converted to studio w/full bathroom (unwarranted) & w/separate entrance. Kitchen appl, window coverings and washer/dryer included.

Unfortunately, I was never able to enter the home. Why? Because I couldn’t find a parking spot!

Yep – on the day I was there, every inch of the street had been taken up by either a pickup truck, an industrial truck with landscaping equipment, a trailer, or an commercial van. Heck, I could barely find the house with all those tall vehicles on the street. But when I did find it, it did look something like this:

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The ad is accurate – it really does have a secured front. That fence is in the front is pretty sturdy, unfortunately it was closed so even if I had found a parking spot, I’m not sure how I would’ve visited the house. Not very inviting.

Still, this is the 5th most affordable standalone home in Redwood City. Apparently it sold in 10/2004 for $514,000 and now has a ZEstimate of $660,967! I bet by the end of the decade, this will be $1 million+.

Crud, I should’ve bought it. I was so angry at myself for missing this great opportunity, considering that right now is a good time to buy or sell real estate, that I missed posting this entry on time.

What do you think?

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March 27, 2007

Redwood City Income Duplex – Won’t last long. Really!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 701467
1324 ADDISON ST
Redwood City, CA 94061
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Excellent Opportunity to Own Income Units!
THIS CONTEMPORARY DUPLEX IS LOCATED ON THE WORLD RENOWN SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA, JUST MINUTES FROM SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT AND BOTH THE SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOSE AIRPORTS. IT FEATURES A DETACHED GARAGE WITH A PARKING SPOT FOR EACH UNIT, ALONG WITH TWO PRIVATE FENCED YARDS. DON’T MISS THIS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN INCOME PROPERTY. HURRY, THIS DUPLEX WON’T LAST LONG!This Multi Unit Residential Property has the following features:
MLS#: 701467 Approx Age: 57 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1176
2 Units 1 Story 1 Bedroom Unit(s)
2 Bedroom Unit(s) Wall to Wall Carpeting Gas Heat

Wow… houses in Redwood City was exactly what I heard people talking about in London when they were talking about the world renowned San Francisco Peninsula. Oh wait… they weren’t!

Because this listing has “WON’T LAS LONG”, I’m obligated to show some photos which proves their point:

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Yep, I’ll agree. Won’t last long.

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February 4, 2007

1 Year of Burbed! Let’s follow up on 96 Buckingham Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

Wow! Can you believe that it’s been one year already since the first post on Burbed?

Here’s the house from the first post:

$555k – “Great Potential” in Redwood City — Burbed.com: Your Silicon Valley Home and Mortgage Insanity Blog

Whatever happened to this fine Bay Area house?

Palo Alto Online Palo Alto Weekly: HOME SALES (May 5, 2006)

96 Buckingham Ave. Fong Trust to P for $585,000

Okay. Good to know. So what’s the current zEstimate?

$637,615

Sweet!

Mr. P, I think you deserve to buy a new 5-series BMW using this hard earned equity that you can extract. You’ve lived in the house – hard work – and now it’s time to reap the rewards!

Congrats!

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December 20, 2006

Redwood City house is fit for a queen

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 669499
186 BUCKINGHAM AV
Redwood City, CA 94063
$659,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 669499 Approx Age: 68 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1140
Detached Single Family 1 Story Traditional
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower
1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub Eat in Kitchen

Oh yeah… this house is definitely royal. Just check out this final picture:

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Classic!

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December 19, 2006

Does the driveway count as sqft?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 666219
STANFORD AV
Redwood City, CA 94063
$539,950

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 666219 Approx Age: 42 Years Approx Sq Ft: 760
Detached Single Family 1 Story Contemporary
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Stall Shower

If you include the drive way though, this house probably has 900 sqft!

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November 16, 2006

The world's first siamese house?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 664058
203 LEXINGTON AV
Redwood City, CA 94062
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$749,000
Open House Showing
Saturday, October 21, 2006 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2006 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Charming, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in quiet Westside neighborhood.

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 664058 Approx Age: 69 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1190
Detached Single Family 2 Stories Traditional
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Shower over Tub

Uh… what’s the giant cube attached to this house for? Is it part of the house? Because the fence sort of divides them.

Very strange!

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November 3, 2006

Photo of the week – was the agent scared?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 649624
2794 DEVONSHIRE AV
Redwood City, CA 94063
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$595,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 649624 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 800
Detached Single Family 1 Story 2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom 1 Stall Shower Living Rm/Dining Rm Combo

Sometimes I wonder “Gosh, sellers are paying their Realtors(R) thousands of dollars for these pictures! Is it worth it?” For example, why was the agent 200 feet away from the house?
And then I see this picture:

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Oh yeah… it was worth it.

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November 2, 2006

"A Cozy Home With Great Potential & Lowest Price In Area!"

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 663440
3161 WILLIAMS AV
Redwood City, CA 94063
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$530,000
Open House Showing
A Cozy Home With Great Potential & Lowest Price In Area!
Home With Great Potential & Lowest Price!
Delightful Cozy Home Of 2 Bedrooms & Full Bath With Brand New Roof, Remodeled Kitchen With Granite Counter Top and Cherry Wood Kitchen Cabinets, Large Lot Size With Great Petential For Expansions, Very Affordable Home For 1st Time Buyers, Close To School and Many Restaurants and Super Markets, Lowest Price In The Areas! Sold “AS IS”, Vancant Home!Go Direct!Call Listing Agent (Phillip Loi) 408-221-8882 If Offer!Seller Is Motivated & Will Rewiew & Respond To Any Offer As Come In! All Disclosures Available On www.myescrowinfo.com (Pass: 8c9c00-38670)

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 663440 Approx Age: 55 Years Approx Sq Ft: 650
Detached Single Family 1 Story Contemporary

Gosh, is it the lowest price in the area because it’s the smallest house in the area?

According to zillow, this house sold for $35,000 in 1979. If you buy this, be sure to ask the seller to send you photos of their retirement that you paid for.

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