Updated 11:30 AM – Second house found; see end for details and plenty of pix!
AOL has been doing a real estate area for a while, including a series of videos and articles beyond the listings and search tools. Someone over there must have been reading us, because they did a piece discovering that (gasp!) there are very expensive yet definitely crappy houses for sale in the Real Bay Area. Worse, they had the gall to call this an “AOL original.”
Have they been living under a rock? This has been our signature claim for more than seven years! Let’s listen in as self-important talking heads who don’t bother introducing themselves tell us what we already know. (Warning: dude with beard is extra smug.)
M’kay. There’s some really useless accompanying text, so our mission is to do a slightly better job. Remember, it’s fairly easy to succeed when you set your standards this low.
A sorry-looking shack, with deep cracks in the cinder-block walls and busted windows, that looks like it’s ready to collapse: You wouldn’t pay a dime for that, would you? OK, say it’s nestled in the gorgeous hilltops of the San Francisco Peninsula with no shortage of pristine mountain views. Now how much would you pay? More than $1 million? Well, that’s how much it’s going for.
We’ve probably violated Fair Use by quoting an entire graf, because there’s only one more. There’s also only two homes in the video, and only the more than $1 million OMFG Emerald Hills (Redwood City) place (shown above in a clip from the video) has mountain views. The other (at left, also clipped from the video) is in Willow Glen, and didn’t seem to have any views beyond the neighborhood street.
We were able to find the place in Emerald Lake in about 3 minutes, and it definitely could use a big ol’ Burbed sloppy kiss, Of course it’s already pending. This is the Real Bay Area we’re talking about!
209 LAKEVIEW Way
Redwood City, CA 94062
1,490 Sq. Ft.
$856 / Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 0.38 Acres
On Redfin: 207 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
County: San Mateo
Community: Cordilleras Heights
Incredible opportunity in Emerald Hills. Originally three lots under two APN#’s (APN #057-031-480 and APN #057-031-049) which have been combined into one lot at approximately 25,150 SF. The value is in the land and the views of the surrounding hills with easy access to 280. Walk the site and let your imagination run wild. Dream big and build new or renovate. Plans are available for viewing.
We didn’t have the same success in finding the Willow Glen weedery. This one is similar to it (Craftsman style bungalow, over 12,000 square foot lot, to be sold as-is) but we don’t think it’s the right house. Can any enterprising Burbed readers find the house in the video?
Update: House in video found by Burbed reader Chris. See end of this article for details and photos. We’ll also throw in a break as this is starting to get long, so click on through!