September 10, 2007

Sunnyvale house that’s great for repairing your car

It’s J&N Week, Day 1. J&N are Burbed readers who recently submitted quite a number of great finds! Thanks J&N!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 739795
713 SAN SIMEON ST
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
$695,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 739795 Approx Age: 50 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1328
Detached Single Family 1 Story Contemporary
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers
1 Tub Separate Family Room Separate Dining Room

This is something that happens to a lot of people, you buy a Tiffany blue house for $695,000 – but then you can’t afford to get your Celica professionally repaired. Fortunately, this photo shows that once you buy this Sunnyvale home, it’s ok to fix it yourself! Money in the bank!

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August 24, 2007

Which is better? The exterior or interior?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 741673
1393 SOCORRO AV
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$589,900
A WONDERFUL RANCH HOME WITH AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE!
A WONDERFUL RANCH HOME WITH AN OUTDOOR BRICK FIREPLACE AND A COVERED PATIO GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING! FEATURES DOUBLE PANED WINDOWS, BREAKFAST BAR, LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM COMBO AND AN UPDATED BATHROOM. WON’T LAST AT THIS PRICE!

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 741673 Approx Age: 51 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1000
Detached Single Family 1 Story 3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower 1 Tub

Now granted this is pretty inexpensive for Sunnyvale – there are condos that cost more than this…. but still. This house has CURB APPEAL. My favorite part is the antenna – it really adds a certain…. charm to this house.

So let’s take a look now, indoors:

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Wowsers. Does that kitchen countertop have legs? Can you even fit 4 things on that stove? Why is there a chandelier in the bathroom?

I really can’t decide which is better… the exterior or the interior?

What do you think?

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July 26, 2007

$639k for 717 sqft is BEST VALUE in Sunnyvale

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 723306
777 W WASHINGTON AV
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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YOU DESERVE A HOME IN SUNNYVALE !!!

BEST VALUE IN SUNNYVALE
# Nice Curb Appeal!
# Nice backyard
# Most of home has Double Pane Windows
# Beautiful Bay Window w/bench seat
# Partial basement
# Inside Laundry Area
# Newer Paint & Carpets
# Detached Garage
# Sunnyvale Schools
# Close to Park, Shopping, Restaurants, Downtown, Caltrain, freeways

RUN, DON’T WALK TO THIS ONE. HURRY WON’T LAST!! CALL DANIEL FOR A PRIVATE SHOWING OFFICE 355-1557 OR CELL 460-8401 OR PAGER 322-8101. SE HABLA ESPANOL

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 723306 Approx Age: 77 Years Approx Sq Ft: 717
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Shower over Tub
1 Tub Eat in Kitchen Laundry Area – Inside
Partial Basement Wall to Wall Carpeting Vinyl Floors

I’m not sure how this is the Best Value considering that this is $891 per square foot, but it certainly does have Nice Curb Appeal! That’s why the photo is so tightly cropped to the house – with its beautiful electrical box right on the side.

BTW, this house sold in 2005 for $605,000. So if this sells for $639,000 – the current owner will barely break even. So better stop by soon, it won’t last long (even though it’s been on the market since 5/1!)

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July 25, 2007

1329 sqft house with 7 bedrooms in Sunnyvale

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 735943
614 BERNAL AV
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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$638,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 735943 Approx Age: 54 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1329
Detached Single Family 1 Story Traditional
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 2 or More Stall Showers
1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub Eat in Kitchen

But wait… there’s more! Here’s the notes from movoto:

 Spacious Living Rm & Dining Rm, Gourmet Kitchen, Restorable Fireplace Ideal for big family 7BD 3Bth incld. Garage Conver. 1Bd 1 Bth unit in Bckyrd Conv. Location. Close to Fair Oak Park, Easy Access to Freeway.

That’s right! This 3br/1ba 1392 sqft house actually has 7 bedrooms and 3 baths! Does it involve the 4th dimension? You’ll have to visit to see!

So if you can rent out each room for $400 a month, man… you’d be profitable on day 1. Can’t lose! Start your income stream today, so you can retire tomorrow!

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May 3, 2007

Sunnyvale house doubles as a fort

It’s Median Home Price Week on Burbed! As you know, the Median Home Price in Silicon Valley tends to be in the $68x,000 range, so each day we’ll be featuring a fine house of that price. Welcome to Day 4!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 712672
917 BLAZINGWOOD DR
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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$690,000
Open House Showing
Saturday, April 14, 2007 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 712672 Approx Age: 49 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1108
Detached Single Family 1 Story 3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower 1 Tub
Dining Area in Family Room Laundry Area – Garage Tile Floors

Whoever designed this house must’ve really liked World War 2 or something. Doesn’t this look like it would fit in on a base with the other barracks? I guess the lack of windows is a good thing in case there’s ever a car bomb in Sunnyvale. Or maybe to protect against you from avian flu. Extreme privacy for a median priced home…

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April 12, 2007

672 sqft house in Sunnyvale costs… $529? $505? $580?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 712427
318 AMERICA AV
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
$529,900

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 712427 Approx Age: 86 Years Approx Sq Ft: 672
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Shower over Tub

This house should look familiar… it was on this site late last year:

 Welcome to America (Av)

The offer and sales purchase history for this house is pretty wacky… can you figure out what’s going on? Here’s the zillow data interspersed with some of mine:

  • 7/7/2005: Sold for $475,000
  • 1/26/2006: Sold for $580,000
  • 10/x/2006: Offered for $450,000
  • 2/9/2007: Sold for $505,187
  • 3/x/2007: Offered for  $529,900

Huh??????

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January 30, 2007

1 year old town house

Burbed has seen a lot of very very strange Bay Area houses. But my readers often times do a better job.

Here’s an entry from M C:

1 year old town house
$890000 1 year old town house (sunnyvale)

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M C had this to say:

1. Does he come with the house?

2. Has he given the house a complete inspection

(*cough*) ?

3. Is the house good enough for a doctor to live in?

4. He’s there to administer CPR when you keel over at this price for a cheaply built spec townhouse.

Maybe there is some sort of cultural thing I’m missing here.

I dunno. Personally this is pretty damn creepy. I’m closing my browser window right now!

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January 29, 2007

Spring Bounce is Here! People lining up for open house!

Burbed likes chocolate. While driving down Silicon Valley’s Champs Elysees, El Camino Real, Burbed stopped at See’s.

Burbed noticed a huge number of cars looking for parking down the street so that they could see this open house:

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 703938
695 S KNICKERBOCKER DR #00009
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
$595,000

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Homeowners’ Association Fee:$240
Open House Showing
Saturday, January 27, 2007 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2007 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

This Townhouse has the following features:
MLS#: 703938 Approx Age: 21 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1321
Townhouse 2 Levels End Unit
3 Bedrooms 1 Master Bedroom Suite 2&1/2 Bathrooms

According to Zillow, this last sold 05/01/2003: $390,000. Since then, new carpeting, new paint, and new pergo flooring has been added.

But wait – does that add up to the $209,000 difference between the last purchase price and the current offering price? Of course not! That’s because the intangibles aren’t factored in yet…. For example:

  • The retirement home down the street has become more special.
  • The dumpster for Safeway that’s on this street has become more special.
  • The abandoned store next to See’s chocolate (which has been empty since Stroud’s went out of business) has become more special.

All kidding aside though, people were practically waiting for parking spots to go to this open house. There were families with kids, couples, some older people – milling about. Some were waiting to go in, some were just coming out.

It’s not clear if a deal was made… but may I be so bold as to predict that there will be 6 offers and that the final selling price will be in the $600′s? Possibly $660,500?

How did I get this fair market price? Easy: $500 per square foot.

If it’s not $500 per square foot, it’s not Silicon Valley.

Is this the famed spring bounce? Did prices hit a low? Will 2007 be the year when the $600 per square foot becomes the norm?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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January 22, 2007

What if a mobile home got stuck and couldn't move?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 668397
782 LAKEWOOD DR
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
$639,500

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Welcome home to classic Lakewood Village
New Reduced Price!

* 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, including a master suite with walk-in closet
* Large 6,098 SF lot with spacious and lush grass backyard and outdoor patio
* Update tile kitchen with newer appliances including gas range and counter seating
* Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, & a bright and cheery ambiance
* Attached 2-car garage plus long driveway
* Great location in Silicon Valley in a family-friendly neighborhood!

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 668397 Approx Age: 49 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1108
Detached Single Family 1 Story 3 Bedrooms
1 Master Bedroom Suite 2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower
1 Shower over Tub 1 Tub Breakfast Bar

Seriously… that’s not a mobile home that simply got stuck and rooted in Sunnyvale one day? It’s gotta be!

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January 11, 2007

What's $925,000 and has bars on the door?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 671702
319 ROOSEVELT AV
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
$925,000

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 671702 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 1300
Detached Single Family 2 Stories Traditional
3 Bedrooms 2&1/2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers
1 Tub Separate Family Room Separate Dining Room

So let’s say you buy this house – what do you do next?

Of course, you tell your friends living outside of the Bay Area: “It’s special here! What a great deal!”

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