April 28, 2008

Who likes vanilla and strawberry ice cream? You’ll like this Gilroy house!

7430 Rogers Ln, Gilroy
$380,000

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1983
* Lot Size: 3484
* Square Footage: 1204
* List Date: 2/15/2008
* Garage Spaces: 2
* MLS#: 778845
Description of 7430 Rogers La, Gilroy
Single family attached with 2 car garage. Bay window-needs some TLC and you got a beauty.

Yeah yeah I can hear it already: “But Burbed, Gilroy isn’t in the Bay Area!”

I know, I know.

But I thought it’d be fun to revisit Gilroy – it’s been over a year since Gilroy week!

Personally, I think this house has a certain charm. I like how it segues into a pink house, from a yellow house – kind of like a vanilla and strawberry ice cream mix. Yum yum.

Sure Gilroy isn’t in the Bay Area anymore, but really – where else can you go to get a house like this?

Comments (15) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:25 am






December 7, 2007

Additional parking available at this Gilroy house

MLS-2.com: Property Details
1279 AYER DR, Gilroy,CA,95020 – $609,999

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3 Beds 1512 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 762193
2.0 Baths 7,840 Lot Size 28 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-11-09

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

Description – 1279 AYER DR, Gilroy,CA,95020
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!! LOVELY HOME IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! SPACIOUS 1,512 SQ.FT.HOME ON A LARGE 7,841 SQ. FT. LOT. LIGHT AND BRIGHT OPEN FLOORPLAN. MASTER SUITE WITH BATH.GRANITE COUNTERTOPS IN KITCHEN AND BATHS. HUGE REAR YARD WITH STORAGE SHED. PERFECT FOR THE GROWING FAMILY!

At first I was drawn to this house because of the additional parking – I mean look, you can park on the lawn. This means that the house isn’t under control of some evil HOA – you have freedom to do whatever you want at this house. Absolute freedom. Celebrate America by buying this house.

By the way, this house was last sold on 4/26/2006 for $686,000 – so you’re also getting a great deal! This is clearly the bottom, buy now and ride the prices back up! Back up to the lawn!

Comments (2) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:05 am

December 6, 2007

Price cut! $499k for a 864 sqft 2 bedroom 1 bathroom!

MLS-2.com: Property Details
7249 DOWDY, Gilroy,CA,95020 – $499,900

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2 Beds 864 Sq.Ft. Aprx. No Garage MLS#: 759167
1.0 Baths 6,969 Lot Size 55 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-10-23

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

Description – 7249 DOWDY, Gilroy,CA,95020
Investors special! You have to see it to believe it. Freshly painted. New carpets coming later this week. Ready for your renters. Non-conforming separate living unit (3/2) in back detached 2-car garage with individual access. R-3 zoning. Large lot with alley access, ample parking area, front and rear lawn areas, private patio, and much more. Not a short sale! Bank owned.

Haha. I bet you thought this was an unbelievable deal in the Bay Area – fooled ya!

It’s still a pretty good deal, after all, Gilroy used to be in the Bay Area – and it might be allowed back if it is able to abide by the Bay Area Code of Conduct (Rule #1: Never lower your home prices.) Maybe in 2010?

But for now, this house was last sold waaaaaaaaaaay back when in August 21, 2007 for $536,135.

Great deal if you ask me. Not to mention that this house is ready for your renters!

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

September 15, 2007

Morgan Hill and Gilroy Median Home Prices Down

HollisterFreeLance.com of Hollister California
Median home prices in Morgan Hill dropped to $858,000 in July, compared to $1 million for the same month last year, according to the MLS. In Gilroy, homes prices dropped to $675,000 in July, compared to $725,000 for the same month last year. Similar to its neighbor to the north, Gilroy has seen an increase in the number of homes on the market. But the biggest change in both cities involves the length of time it takes to sell a home.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Ever since Gilroy was kicked out of the Bay Area, it just hasn’t been the same. Look at some of the previous homes there. Sure sure – Gilroy is a short drive from Apple and Google and Facebook and VMWare and Web 2.0, but this just wasn’t the year.

So sorry Gilroy and Morgan Hill – we’re not BFF anymore.

Maybe when your median reaches $725,000 again, we can talk.

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September 4, 2007

$625k last year, $599k this year

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 724910
7600 WREN AV
Gilroy, CA 95020
$599,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 724910 Approx Age: 32 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1424
Detached Single Family 1 Story 3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers 1 Shower over Tub
1 Tub Separate Family Room Laundry Area – Garage

There’s nothing particularly wrong with this house – after all, $599k is a great price for a house in savvy Gilroy.

Well, except for the fact that this sold last year for $625,000.

Bubbleheads will quickly point out that this is proof that the Bay Area doesn’t always appreciate. To those freaks, I say “Get real – Gilroy isn’t in the Bay Area!” As we all know, the Bay Area ends at the last Cupertino exit on 85.

(Thanks to Burbed Reader J.C. for this find.)

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:21 am

July 11, 2007

$1.5 million dollar house rents for $3975 a month

Burbed reader E.V. spotted this:

Huge 6bed/5 1/2 bath Executive Home in EAGLE RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
$3975 / 6br – Huge 6bed/5 1/2 bath Executive Home in EAGLE RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB (gilroy)
Reply to: hous-370156683@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-07-09, 2:28PM PDT

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL…Only 6 years old, it is loaded with two balconies, one that looks over a Pond on the 5th. tee.

Professional Kitchen with cherry wood cabinets throughout, Viking 6 burner stove, Sub-Zero refridgerator, with no home on the back or side yard.

Brand new swimming pool, tennis courts, elementry school, 8 1/2″ crown moulding and wainscoteing everyware.

Hardwood floors granite kitchen and each bedroom has its own private bathroom.

Beautiful views of every room in the home.

This home would sell for $1,500,000 but we have decided to keep it for the young children when they become adults. AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st.

Call for a private showing at 408/210-7740 and ask for Pierce.

2420 muirfield way, gilroy, ca 95020 at club drive at santa thersa ave google map yahoo map

Like E.V. I thought the comment about keeping the house for the young children around kind of amusing. This is one heck of a generous gift!

Assuming you put 20% down, an Interest Only ARM would still be $5,000 a month. A 30 year fixed? $7,388 a month.

It seems to me that there are other investments that may have better returns, but that’s just me.

Oh, BTW, E.V. also found that a business seems to be based out of this house:

Business Name: First Choice Funding Mortgage
Company Type: Mortgage Brokers
Street Address: 2420 Muirfield Way
City: Gilroy
State: California
Zip: 95020
Contact Email:
Phone: (408) 987-2286

What does this all mean? I don’t know.

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:51 am

June 4, 2007

Great sign! This quaint home is great… for a day care!

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
9235 SAGEWOOD CT
Gilroy, CA, 95020 offered at $645,0009235sagewood.pngBedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Full
Apprx. Sq. Feet: 1516
Request More Info Schedule A Showing

GREAT HOME IN CUL-DE-SAC ACROSS FROM TOP RANKING SCHOOL. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEW LANSCAPING, LARGE KITCHEN, CABINETS REDONE, BUILT IN DESK, FIREPLACE THIS IS SUCH A QUAINT HOME, IDEAL FOR A DAY CARE. OPEN HOUSE SAT 5/12

Thanks to Burbed reader Jackie for submitting this one. Jackie coyly observed that the main picture of the school sign and not the house. Because, you know… that’s what you’re buying… the school district.

Personally, I’m bemused by the fact that this “quaint” 1516 sqft home is sold as having great potential for a day care. I guess that’s certainly one way to help with the $3574 a month mortgage.

Isn’t homeownership in the Bay Area grand? (Yes, Gilroy is in the Bay Area…)

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:45 am

March 28, 2007

15% price drop in Gilroy house – won't last long!

Does this look familiar?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 672673
7720 ROSANNA ST
Gilroy, CA 95020
$399,900

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 672673 Approx Age: 94 Years Approx Sq Ft: 800
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow

It should! It was on Burbed last month!

 

Now’s a great time to flip this property! Just look at its past selling history:

 Sale History
11/14/2006:     $456,612
05/12/2005:     $459,000
09/09/2004:     $425,000

I’m sure this is nothing more than a blip. Just because the previous owner will have lost $57k doesn’t mean you will!

Buy it now or be priced out of Gilroy forever!

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:15 am

March 9, 2007

Drive in bedroom with blue striping! $599k!

Burbed is celebrating Gilroy week! Welcome to the last day! What a fun filled week it has been!

First, a fact about Gilroy: The median income for a household in the city was $62,135, and the median income for a family was $65,330.

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 672598
420 FAIRVIEW DR
Gilroy, CA 95020

$599,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 672598 Approx Age: 47 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1560
Detached Single Family 1 Story Contemporary
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower

As Americans, we love drive thrus. Just count how many 6 & 8 cylinder car and trucks are idling away in the long lines at In-n-Out on a hot summer day. Mmm… grease and exhaust. Oh yeah.

These days, Drive In theatres are making comebacks in some areas. So I figured that Burbed should be the first to show you a Drive In bedroom! Come home late because you drove from San Mateo to Gilroy? Forget the front door – just drive into your bedroom! Head lights busted or covered solid with bugs – no problem! The blue striping will help you find your way.

This is a perfect house in a perfect place for those who really like to drive. Drive in today!

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:59 am

March 8, 2007

Dude – where's my house? And is this in Hawaii?

Burbed is celebrating Gilroy week! Welcome to Day 4!

First, a fact about Gilroy: Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop; the Gilroy Garlic Festival occurs annually, featuring various garlicky foods including garlic ice cream. Gilroy also produces mushrooms in considerable quantity.

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 704689
225 LILLY AV
Gilroy, CA 95020
$589,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 704689 Approx Age: 34 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1299
Attached Single Family 2 Stories Contemporary
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower

And first I was going to leave headline as “Dude – where’s my house?” After all – it’s kind of hidden. But then I saw this:

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WHOA! The washer and dryer are outside! The only time I had seen that before is in Hawaii!

Wow… you can live near the garlic fields, drive 45 miles each way to work, and be in a landlocked Hawaii. Sweet!

Maybe that should be the slogan: “Gilroy: It’s like a garlicky, landlocked Hawaii.” :)

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:06 am