Thanks to Burbed reader Sam for this find and write up! (Unfortunately this got caught up in my spam folder, so the situation has changed since the original write up…)
Here we go!
Oh yeah- it’s dueling houses time in the city of SM! Both 500K. Both 3 bedrooms. One has two baths, but only has 1 car garage; the other has 1.5 baths and a 2 car garage. Which house will prevail?!
Fighting in the dark gray shorts, priced at 500K, this house comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 1 car garage in a spacious 1080 sqft of living space perched on a spawling 5200 sq ft lot.
Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1,080 $/Sq. Ft.: $462 Lot Size: 5,202 Sq. Ft. Property Type: Detached Single Family Stories: 1 Year Built: 1955 Community: South Shoreview County: San Mateo MLS#: 81004982 Source: MLSListings Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers. On Redfin: 12 daysGreat Opportunity for fist time buyer, excellent area, ready to move in! close to shoping Centers and transportation. Beaware of DOGS ON THE PROPERTY)
Fighting in the light gray shorts, priced at 500K, this house comes with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage in a spacious 1010 sqft of living space perched on a spawling 5500 sq ft lot.
Listed at: $499,500
Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq. Ft.: 1,010 $/Sq. Ft.: $495 Lot Size: 5,460 Sq. Ft. Property Type: Detached Single Family Style: Ranch Stories: 1 View: Neighborhood Year Built: 1955 Community: South Shoreview County: San Mateo MLS#: 81004737 Source: MLSListings Status: id="redfin_widget_GlossaryTerm_0" dojotype="redfin.widget.GlossaryTerm">Pending With Release This listing is in escrow and all contingencies have been fulfilled. "With Release" means that there’s a release clause with the offer stating that the buyer is trying to sell his current home before closing. A release clause lets the seller back out of the deal if the buyers can’t sell their home within a set time frame. On Redfin: 13 daysRancher oversized corner lot. Great conditions, ready to move in. Double window pannel, additional room with out permit. This house has a large yard with a covered patio. See it, make your offer, get the deal!
One house is on Kehoe- who wouldn’t want to live on a street terminating into a freeway entrance! Talk about convenient access to transportation!
But wait, the other is on Norfolk and Kehoe! Corner lot bliss! Not only can you get on the freeway faster than you can slam and tint a late-90s civic, but you also get to live on the avenue d’grace that is Norfolk. Don’t forget to budget a little extra to put up the chain link fence in your front yard- you wouldn’t want to fall out of step with your neighbors!
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE!
Before you think dark shorts will give up without a fight- make sure you read the realtor’s description "Great Opportunity for fist time buyer, excellent area, ready to move in! close to shoping senters and transaportation. Beaware of 9DOGS ON THE PROPERTY)". (sic)
THAT’S RIGHT YOU GET SHOPPING SENTERS AND TRANSAPORTATION!!! I for one don’t know anywhere else in the Bay Area you can find shopping senters and transaportation. Transa-portation. Dayumn.
NOT ONLY THAT BUT IT COMES WITH 9DOGS! Sweet Jesus, hallelujah! The lord has come down from on high and found me my dream house complete with a breeding operation/dog fighting ring. LAWDY-ME I’MA SAVED!
I’m a little afraid of "fist-time" buyers, but hey, San Fran isn’t too far away, I guess it’s time for me to start broadening my horizons.
Man, and to think that these places sold for 750K just 4 years ago. I-N-S-T-A-N-T E-Q-U-I-T-Y!!!!!!!!!
What!?!? They are both short sales!? The winner gets sold. The loser ends up REO. Will this end in a draw?
So far, it looks like 1301 is winning… but who knows! It’s going to be a photo finish!