May 24, 2010

Opportunity knocks in San Carlos!

$549,000

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 630
$/Sq. Ft.: $871
Lot Size: 4,700 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1933
Community: Alder Manor
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81024603
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 5 days
Opportunity knocks with this fixer-upper on a quiet west side street. Gently sloping lot with plenty of space to add on. Open Sunday 5/23 1:30-4:30 on tour 5/25 . Offers if any after Wed. 5/26. There have not been any inspections. To be sold As-is in all regards.
You know it’s going to be a good listing when it starts off by saying “Opportunity knocks”. Bad opportunities never knock – only good ones. And this is a great opportunity! Wow! A house for just $549,000 in San Carlos – and on the “good” side of Alameda!
 
Sure you might need to do a little remodeling or a little tearing down, but look at the huge level lot. Oh what? It’s 4700 sqft and sloping? Uh. Well. It’s still on the good side of Alameda.
 
Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Your opportunity to reach the American Dream!
Comments (87) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:51 am






May 5, 2010

A scary house in San Carlos

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,370
$/Sq. Ft.: $576
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Detached, Single-Family Home
Style: Ranch
View: City Lights
Year Built: 1926
Community: San Carlos
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 364716
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 115 days
Come see this nice house in a nice area of San Carlos, with a big lot this property is full of potential

Thanks to Burbed reader Alex for this find.

If this is a nice house in a nice area of San Carlos… then… what’s a bad house in a bad area of San Carlos?

Just kidding. This house is supposed to invoke memories of Halloween and the candy that accompanies it. That’s right, this house is so sweet, you won’t need to see it in the daylight – or to see the interior. You just know it’s going to be great!

Yep. This house is full of win!

Comments (22) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:32 am

March 25, 2010

Cute, blue house in San Carlos with easy access to 101

Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,180
$/Sq. Ft.: $508
Lot Size: 5,850 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1939
Community: Clearfield Park/North Redwood Subdivision
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81003344
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 50 days
Great value in San Carlos. Spacious 2 bedrooms, 2 bath. 2 Walk in closets. Hardwood floors throughout. Open kitchen with breakfast bar and separate area for eating, great for entertaining. Large living area with gas fireplace insert. Large backyard with patio, lawn and separate area that was used as a garden. Additional structure in back used as a storage shed but has variety of uses.

What a cute little blue house! Now… it’s up to you to figure out what you want to use the structure in the back for… and hopefully it will be legal.

But I’m more surprised by the fact that this house doesn’t mention that it has easy access to 101 and El Camino Real!

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After all, this is in the famous Holly St Bottleneck! Personally, this would be a great house for kids because they can really gain some entrepreneurial experience selling lemonade to trapped drivers. Cha-ching!

More importantly, this house will ensure that you will be able to back out of any driveway, under any circumstance. Win-win!

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:46 am

March 3, 2010

Come see this San Carlos house in the dark

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,370
$/Sq. Ft.: $693
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Detached, Single-Family Home
Style: Ranch
View: City Lights
Year Built: 1926
Community: San Carlos
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 364716
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 40 days
Come see this nice house in a nice area of San Carlos, with a big lot this property is full of potential

This is a very mysterious house, to say the least. Big lot – but no details. Nice house – but no interior pics.

Heck! The exterior pic is too dark to see! Fortunately, the realtor included another one:

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Better?

Frankly, I don’t think this realtor tried very hard. Just look at the location:

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What? No traditional comment on “walk to downtown” or “walk to caltrain”? No “easy access to shopping”?

I’m going to hazard a guess that perhaps this realtor doesn’t deserve to make up to $56,940 when this house sells.

But then again, who am I to say? How should the realtor be comped on this one?

Comments (78) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:15 am

January 7, 2010

This is not a mobile home in San Carlos

$509,900

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 920
$/Sq. Ft.: $554
Lot Size: 4,480 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1947
Community: El Sereno Corte
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80955030
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 31 days
CONTRACTOR / INVESTOR SPECIAL!! IDEAL SAN CARLOS LOCATION. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS.

Great news everyone! Apparently there’s now a quiet neighborhood along Alameda in San Carlos! And even better, there’s a house available on it! This house!

This house is an absolute steal. It sold in October 2006 for $655,000 so you’re looking at $145,100 in instant equity. Cha ching!

Sure it may need some work, but hey, you’re an investor right? You’re investing in your future with this house.

That said, I’m not sure what’s going on in this picture:

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Is there such thing as a Murphy Dining table?

Finally, if things get tough – maybe you can just add some wheels to the house and roll it away!

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:30 am

October 29, 2009

Live like a King on Queens Ct in San Carlos

138 QUEENS Ct, San Carlos, CA 94070 | MLS# 80928436
138 QUEENS Ct San Carlos, CA 94070
Price: $2,798,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 4,199
$/Sq. Ft.: $666
Lot Size: 0.55 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
View: Bay, Mountains, Canyon
Year Built: 2005
Community: Beverly Terrace
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80928436
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 128 days
Breathtaking Hyde Park Estate Home!!! Walls of glass overlook astonishing panoramic Bay to Canyon views! One of a kind contemporary masterpiece! Recent 450K customization of this 3 year old home! Located on over a 1/2 acre on a quiet cul-d-sac with usable yard. This spectacular home is a one of a kind with top of the line finishes throughout!!! Open house Sunday, October 18th 1:00-4:00.

Thanks to Burbed reader Sam for this find!

Wow. Now you too can live like a King – on Queens Ct in San Carlos. Just look at all the castle-esque features. It’s got a turret with tall narrow windows to allow light to enter, but prevent angry peasants from storming your library and stealing your vintage copy of Java in a Nutshell. It’s got what could easily be converted into a drawbridge, to protect the sanctity of your home. The interior pictures reveal that it is classic, simple. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this castle is fit for either the King of Spain or the King Thailand – great for those looking to open their own Hotel for Kings(TM).

Masterpiece it certainly is. At at this incredibly low price for a castle, you’ll have plenty of money to add an X10 based boiling oil cauldron to pour on those below, build up a moat and fill it with piranhas, and eventually host your own, virtual fox hunts (involves GPS, GSM, GeForce, Google, and other fun technologies.)

You’re the king at… oh wait, that’s taken. Live like a king on Queens Ct! (Now… if only it had some marble columns!)

Comments (7) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:54 am

October 1, 2009

If you like columns, and you like San Carlos…

9 CAMBRIDGE St, San Carlos, CA 94070 | MLS# 80935850
9 CAMBRIDGE St San Carlos, CA 94070
Price: $914,500

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,450
$/Sq. Ft.: $631
Lot Size: 4,095 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1947
Community: Beverly Terrace
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80935850
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 44 days
Completely remodeled, 500 square feet added. .. inluding new master bedroom and bath. .. kitchen with new cabinents and granite counters, all new windows, hardwood floors. .. .new landscaping. .. .seller will install french door from master bedroom to back yard. .. open house sunday august 2nd, 1-4

Uh oh! I feel a marble columns post coming on!

Nothing says money and power quite like marble columns, and this house has columns. I love how they support the window… like an eye keeping watch over the neighborhood, and the soaring values of sleepy little San Carlos.

And what’s this? 500 square added. Wosers!

But… what fascinates me is “seller will install french door from master bedroom to back yard”.

Uh. What’s going on here? Can anyone explain?

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:13 am

September 2, 2009

Jason Bourne would buy this San Carlos house

173 EXBOURNE Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070 | MLS# 80937210
173 EXBOURNE Ave San Carlos, CA 94070
Price: $799,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,240
$/Sq. Ft.: $644
Lot Size: 5,750 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Canyon, City Lights
Year Built: 1961
Community: Cordes
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80937210
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 14 days
Located atop a knoll in a wonderful neighborhood with spectacular panoramic bay views, this single-level floor plan embraces the ambiance indoors and outdoors. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, including one master suite, this home features spacious light filled rooms, hardwood flooring and picturesque patio setting. Private backyard includes a patio area and year-round grounds.

WWJBD – What would Jason Bourne Do? Well, he’d probably buy this house on Exbourne Ave.

I love the blast proofing that the owners have done to this house. IED’s? Forget about it! Car bombs? No problem! Truck bombs? Tickles! Riots as peasants, jealous of your pride of ownership and massive equity try to invade? No problem. Boiling oil compatible. And its even on a knoll for your sniping needs!

Even ninjas would have trouble with this house!

By the way did you note that this house – and yes, this house only – includes year-round grounds? That’s something no other house in the area can claim! Awesome!

Comments (30) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:15 am

September 1, 2009

San Carlos caltrain station for sale

710 KNOLL Dr, San Carlos, CA 94070 | MLS# 80937091
710 KNOLL Dr San Carlos, CA 94070
Price: $1,850,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,940
$/Sq. Ft.: $954
Lot Size: 0.69 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Traditional
Stories: 1
View: Bay, Neighborhood, Valley, City Lights
Year Built: 1940
Community: Howard Park
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80937091
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 16 days
Location is in the heart of San Carlos. Walk to downtown SanCarlos. Rare opportunity for 30,000sqft parcel ! Over 30,000 feet with panoramic bay views!! You have great pool site and possible tennis court!! Plenty of level area for great yard!! This is 2 lots with 2 APNs – so you could remodel current home to dream home and sell off lot to pay for remodel!! Great possibilites both lots have plans.

The listing agent also has a bridge they want to sell you! Check it out!

Just kidding. This is actually a pretty amazing deal – you’re actually buying 2 lots! And you can sell the other lot to pay for the remodel of the current house.

Frankly, I’m not sure I understand why the owner is giving away the house like this. Why wouldn’t he sell the two lots separately and make even more money?

Any good theories here?

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:11 am

August 12, 2009

Fine Spanish Revival in San Carlos, California

132 COLTON Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070 | MLS# 80935980
132 COLTON Ave San Carlos, CA 94070
Price: $949,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,650
$/Sq. Ft.: $575
Lot Size: 5,550 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Spanish
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1926
Community: El Sereno Corte
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80935980
Source: MLSListings
Status: Pending Without Release
On Redfin: 6 days
Built in the Spanish revival period utilizing Moorish architecture, this home offers grand entertaining areas combined with functional living spaces. Walk to downtown from one of the best streets in the “White Oaks” or enjoy your own level rear yard. Adorned with rich hrdwd flooring, recessed lighting, large open rooms, remodeled kitchen w/ unique granite, stainless appl and distressed cabinetry.

Burbed reader RinkRat sent this over – thanks RinkRat.

Spanish Revival, huh?

Let’s take a look at what that is:

The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was a United States architectural movement that came about in the early 20th century, starting in Florida as a regional expression related to both history and environment. The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was also influenced by the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona. Based on the Spanish Colonial style architecture that dominated in the early Spanish colonies of both North and South America, Spanish Colonial Revival updated these forms for a new century.

Early champions of the Spanish Colonial Revival include Orlando, Florida architect Frederick H. Trimble whose Farmer’s Bank in Vero Beach predates the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 in San Diego. The San Diego Fair has been credited with drawing national attention to the aesthetic potential of this style.

The movement enjoyed its greatest popularity between 1915 and 1931 and was most often exhibited in single-level detached houses.

Wow! Nothing could possibly be more Spanish that houses built in the Spanish Revival style. After you buy this house, you should have a house warming party where you serve your guests authentic Japanese California rolls for appetizers, followed with an entree of authentic Spaghetti with meatballs, wrapped up with a dessert of authentic Chinese fortune cookies.

And clearly this is valuable – just 6 days listed and it is already pending. Congrats San Carlos! You’re definitely Real Bay Area!

Comments (14) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:36 am