January 2, 2008

“Seller will consider all offers between $899,900 – $945,000″

MLS-2.com: Property Details
1432 EDINBURGH ST, SAN MATEO,CA,94402 – $899,9001432.jpg2 Beds 1010 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 1 Car Garage MLS#: 747763
2.0 Baths 5,000 Lot Size 68 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-08-23

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

Description – 1432 EDINBURGH ST, SAN MATEO,CA,94402
This is a value-ranged property. Seller will consider all offers between $899,900 – $945,000. Charming Move In Ready in Prime Westside SM w/ Bonus Detached Office. Glistening Hardwood Floors, Dual Pane Windows, Well Manicured Gardens, Updated Kitchen, Great Schools, Close Freeways & Shopping & Restaurants.

Gosh, I wonder why this house is still on the market considering it was listed in August. I mean, after all, this seller has a range of offers that he’ll accept! Surely someone can submit an offer in that range? Sheesh! Throw him a frickin’ bone already! It’s value-ranged!

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December 28, 2007

“Story Book” house in San Mateo

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414 WILLIAMS PL
San Mateo (San Mateo) 94401
Detached Single Family (Class 1)
Bed/Bath: 2 / 1
SqFt: 900
Lot: 2,542 sq ft
Age: 78 years
List Price: $799,000
Assoc Fee:
Remarks
“STORY BOOK” ON A CUL-DE-SAC NEAR DOWNTOWN SAN MATEO. 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH. CHARMING GARDEN AND PATIO.

Hm, what story does this remind you of? The 3 Little Pigs? Little Miss Riding Hood? Jack and the Beanstalk?

“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow this house financed with a 0% down NegAm NINJA loan down!”

Fairy Tales of the New Century!

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December 4, 2007

Free limo with purchase of lucky $888 house!

MLS-2.com: Property Details
2318 FLORES ST, SAN MATEO,CA,94403 – $888,000

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5 Beds 0 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 741885
3.0 Baths 5,720 Lot Size 80 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-07-27

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

Description – 2318 FLORES ST, SAN MATEO,CA,94403
BAYEAST/SECUREDREALTY/40285115* HOME HAS BEEN REMODELED: DUAL PANE WINDOWS LIVING RM W/HARDWOOD FLR,KIT W/GRANITE CNTRTP, & TILE FLR, LANDSCAPED BACKYARD W/JACUZZI THAT FITS UP TO 10 PEOPLE. VERY CLOSE TO HILLSDALE SHOPPING CENTER.

Oh… whoops… I really thought that this house came with the limo. I mean, after all, it’s the lucky price of $888,000!

Well, let’s take a look at the remodel work that this house has had:

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Wow… check out that remodelled kitchen!  There’s alot of things I could say about it – but for now, I’ll just say that it’s quite unique. Wouldn’t you agree?

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March 23, 2007

LOWEST PRICED 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM 2 CAR GARAGE IN SAN MATEO!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 672460
1819 KEHOE AV
San Mateo, CA 94401
$698,000

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Open House Showing
Saturday, March 03, 2007 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 04, 2007 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOWEST PRICED 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM 2 CAR GARAGE IN SAN MATEO!

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 672460 Approx Age: 51 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1080
Detached Single Family 1 Story Ranch
3 Bedrooms Ground Floor Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
1 Stall Shower 1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub

Wow! It’s the lowest price 3br/2ba/2ca in San Mateo. So what does it look like inside?

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Oh sweet! An all wood panelled interior as well! Now why didn’t they include that in the teaser??

This is truly a unique and special house.

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February 7, 2007

$949,000 – mi 1092sqft casa is su casa

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 670493
400 LA CASA AV
San Mateo, CA 94403
$949,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 670493 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 1092
Detached Single Family 1 Story Ranch
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers

Alright, so it’s in San Mateo – which makes it especially special. It’s sort of in an ok neighborhood to boot. The name of the street is a little funny. Being able to live on this street is definitely worth the $5,258 a month mortgage this will cost you (10% d/30y fixed).

But come on – $949,000 for a 1092 sqft house and you don’t even get interior pictures?

Booo hiss!!

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January 23, 2007

Estrella Benevides and the Words On A House

The J-Walk Blog: Words On A House


The Community Improvement Commission ordered a Shoreview resident Wednesday to remove cryptic messages written on her home or face as much as $5,000 in fines.

Estrella Benevides, 46, has until Feb. 14 to erase the painted script from her home in the 1800 block of Cottage Grove Avenue, which has been covered with an inscrutable text containing biblical references, conspiracy theories and glimpses into a painful personal history…

Benevides vowed not to remove the messages, which she believes come from God, and to fight the commission’s decision, citing her First Amendment rights to free speech. Commissioners said the problem wasn’t constitutional.

More photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrneutron/365138792/in/set-72157594492703854/

There’s one that reveals the true address. And from that we learn that the zEstimate for this is: $703,341.

I wonder how a Realtor(R) could spin this house if it had to go on market as is. What do you think?

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January 5, 2007

Rent for $2000? Or buy for $699,000?

Does this seem familiar to you?

Craftsman Bungalow
$2000 / 2br – Craftsman Bungalow (san mateo)
Reply to: amber@ellafinancial.com
Date: 2007-01-04, 1:06PM PST

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2 Bedroom
1 Full Bathroom
Gourmet Eat-In-Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
Living Room with Wood Burning Fire Place
Hardwood Floors Through Out
Fresh Paint, Picture Rails, Slip Shade Light Fixtures with Push Button Light Switches
Detached Garage with Workshop
Partial Basement for Extra Storage/ Wine Cellar
5 Min Walk to Downtown San Mateo
Sunnybrae School District
NON-SMOKING!
First and Last Months Rent
Pet Deposit Seperate Contact Amber at 650-269-6984

Well it should! It’s been on Burbed twice now. Like… yesterday!

And November too.
According to this web calculator, using the default settings and assuming you have $140,000 cash on hand, buying this house would require a $4630.23 per month payment. Remember that renting this is only $2000 a month.
That’s fine you say – after all, renting is throwing away money. Home ownership is good because it mean that you’re a real person and not a nobody – just like having a car in high school.

Except for this little statement by the website calculator:

Your home purchase does not breakeven after 30 years.

Oh. Well. In that case. Uh.

They’re not making any more land?

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January 4, 2007

OMG! LAST CHANCE. REALLY! Oh, and motivated seller too.

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 637683
702 S DELAWARE ST
San Mateo, CA 94402
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$699,000
LAST CHANCE TO OWN THIS CHARMING BUNGALOW!
LAST CHANCE TO OWN THIS CHARMING CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW BEFORE IT GOES OFF THE MARKET AND UP FOR LEASE!LAST OPEN HOUSE SUN. 12/17 1:30-4:30. Charming 2bed/1bath in Sunnybrae School District. Gourmet Eat-in-Kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wood burning fireplace in living room, private backyard, fenced frontyard for added privacy, detached garage with workshop (can be permitted to turn into in-law-unit),partial basement for extra storage or/wine cellar.

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 637683 Approx Age: 82 Years Approx Sq Ft: 820
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow
2 Bedrooms Ground Floor Bedroom 1 Bathroom
1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub Eat in Kitchen

Look familiar? It should! It was on Burbed back in November after there was a “$70k price cut”

I don’t get it – how can you be both a motivated seller and threaten that if the house isn’t sold soon it will be come a rental?

BTW, you can rent a nicer 2br/2ba for $2000 just a few blocks away, instead of paying $2620 (with 10% down) for a Interest Only ARM.

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November 1, 2006

When a $70k reduction isn't enough…

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 637683
702 S DELAWARE ST
San Mateo, CA 94402
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$699,000
$70K PRICE REDUCTION, SELLERS MOTIVATED!
Charming 2bed/1bath in Sunnybrae School District. Gourmet Eat-in-Kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wood burning fireplace in living room, private backyard, fenced frontyard for added privacy, detached garage with workshop (can be permitted to turn into in-law-unit),partial basement for extra storage or/wine cellar.

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 637683 Approx Age: 82 Years Approx Sq Ft: 820
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow

Wow… $70k huh? So that means that the asking price used to be $769,000?

According to zillow, this house was sold for $620,000 in 2004. I wonder what kind of improvements that these poor owners spent $149k on and now have to take a $70k loss.

(Hint: Probably none)

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April 12, 2006

“Come with me if you want to live” – Governor to San Mateo Residents

San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County, along with six other Northern and Central California counties, has been declared a state of emergency today by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Alright, so he didn’t say “Come with me if you want to live” – but think about how much cooler it would have been had he said it.

My ballpark guess is that this will boost San Mateo property prices by at least another 5% – just think of the potential listings: “Now with wetlands”

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