July 21, 2006

You know you’re in a rush to sell when you can’t wait to take a picture

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 640587
1584 TERILYN AV
San Jose, CA 95122
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$560,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 640587 Approx Age: 47 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1040
Detached Single Family 1 Story 3 Bedrooms

Either this homeowner was in so much of a rush to sell that he couldn’t wait for the pickup truck to leave, or that the listing agent loves pickup trucks.

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July 13, 2006

$529,000 for 480 sqft house in East Palo Alto

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 638455
2164 POPLAR AV
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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$529,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 638455 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 480
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow
3 Bedrooms Ground Floor Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
1 Stall Shower Eat in Kitchen Electric Heat
City/Public Water Lot: 1 to 4,500 Sq Ft Free Standing Range/Oven

Wow… that’s over $1,102 per square foot in East Palo Alto. I guess the good part about this house is that when you put up the chain-link fence with
razor wire on top, you don’t have to spend so much. Plus, how much can you be burglarized when your house is only 480 square feet?

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July 11, 2006

$586,000 for a 780 sqft San Jose house that hasn't changed in 74 years

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 616552
73 N 25TH ST
San Jose, CA 95116
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$586,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 616552 Approx Age: 74 Years Approx Sq Ft: 780
Detached Single Family 1 Story Spanish

If you bought this house, would you hope for an earthquake to level it?

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July 10, 2006

$549,888 for the Milpitas Mystery Starter Mansion

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 627630
323 SILVERTIP CT
Milpitas, CA 95035

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$549,888
GREAT STARTER HOME
Welcome to this great starter home; bright and airy this home is situated on a quiet street. Close to major freeways and shopping. This beautiful home has distinctive appeal: • Hardwood Floors • Master Suite With Tub • Family Room With Fireplace • New Paint • Automatic Garage Door /Attached Garage • Office • Laundry In Garage • Schools: Zanker Elementary – Rancho Middle School, Milpitas High School

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 627630 Approx Age: 40 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1215

The first mystery, of course, is where is the house? From the street, it looks like one giant garage.

But here’s the rest of the mystery – just look at the interior pictures:

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HUH?

(BTW, it has 888 at the end of the price to attract Chinese people – best of luck!)

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July 7, 2006

$524,900 – "discounted" condo in Mountain View

Ooh! A discount!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 622409
221 EASY ST #00007
Mountain View, CA 94043

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$524,900
Homeowners’ Association Fee:$220
Huge Price Reduction!
10K PRICE REDUCTION

1K CREDIT TO BUYER

NEED TO SELL

BRING AN OFFER!

vACANT and Move In Ready in Mountain View!

This home has it all!

Compare the Views out the windows! Location, Location, Location!

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath 1136 sq. feet Open floor plan lots of natural light!

This home is close to all your favorite amenities. Downtown Mountain View, shopping, parks, Hwy 85, 101 and the 237 and the Stevens Creek Trail.

I’ll give you a hint – I went to an open house in this same complex and the I went to, the master bedroom had a great view of an weedy lot with an abandoned mini-trailer in it. :( Caveat emptor!

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July 6, 2006

$599,000 for a warehouse at 3304 edison way in Menlo Park

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 613684
3304 EDISON WY
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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$599,000
Open House Showing
Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2006 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
BEST VALUE IN MENLO PARK

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 613684 Approx Age: 17 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1340

Is it just me, or does that look like a warehouse?

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July 3, 2006

$550,000 for a house that will eat your soul – great for new families

It’s Monday – and just in time, I found this:

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 636354
956 CINNABAR ST
San Jose, CA 95126
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$550,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 636354 Approx Age: Unavailable Approx Sq Ft: 1042
Detached Single Family 1 Story Victorian

Though they don’t know the age of the house, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter – let’s face it, this house will eat your soul. You’ll move in, and suddenly you’ll become allergic to light. Great for new families though…

Try to sleep tonight.

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June 30, 2006

$575,000 for a Willow Glen house that's stuck in 1940

At first glance, this doesn’t seem too horrible – after all, we have lower standards for housing here in the Bay Area. $575k and you still have metal bars on the front door? No biggie…  but then…

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 634633
711 MINNESOTA AV
San Jose, CA 95125
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$575,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 634633 Approx Age: 66 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1094
Detached Single Family 1 Story Cottage/Bungalow

you look at the interior pictures…

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Oh dear. Oh dear. I love how the range is about 2 feet from the wall. Was that the style in 1940?

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June 29, 2006

$550,000 1118 sqft – great for witness protection

Testify against the mob in Chicago or New York recently? If so, this house might be great for you!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 602507
Call Your Real Estate Professional
For The Address
San Jose, CA 95111
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$550,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 602507 Approx Age: 55 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1118

Where is it? What is it? Who knows? Who cares! Perfect for the turncoat who wants to disappear.

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June 28, 2006

$525,000 for a house on stilts (but landlocked)

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 603772
TWIN FALLS RD
MORGAN HILL, CA 95037
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$525,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 603772 Approx Age: 4 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1430
Detached Single Family 2 Stories Ranch

So when you get tired of the view, can you somehow drive this away?

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