June 13, 2012

If you like parking you’ll love this Belmont home!

Have you ever realized that you aren’t spending enough of your time parking all of your cars?  Why not buy a house that fixes that terrible lack in your life?  After all, pure parking pleasure requires just the right property, and perhaps this is the perfect palace!  Thanks much to Burbed reader Michael Boltonestater for this beauty of a building in Belmont!

820 EL CAMINO REAL
Belmont, CA 94062
$669,000, reduced from $709,000

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BEDS: 5
BATHS: 3
SQ. FT.: 2,200
$/SQ. FT.: $304
LOT SIZE: 3,250 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
STORIES: 2
VIEW: City Lights
COMMUNITY: Belmont Country Club
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81211546
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 76 days

Single family home locate on commercial zoon, city may allow home office use for light industry. Interest party need to confirm with city ordiance. 3 bedroom 2 bath upstairs (one master), two additioanal bedroom 1 bath downstairs done with permit. Spacious garage park up to 4 cars tandem.

Today’s featured house convenient to, well, everything (how much more central can you get than the Street of Kings?).  Plus, by only including one photo the agent has made it easy for you to review this listing as quickly as possible.  Not only that, this house is even more Special than you think.  It’s been on Burbed before!

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120612-elcamino-oldlistingWow, you can buy it for less than its 2009 asking price, despite it being in the middle of a red-hot market.  And that’s an old asking price, because the home was delisted the day before it appeared here back in 2009. 

Also we just had to sneak in this really old listing picture from when it sold in 2000.  For $535,000.  Think of how much this place is really worth now!  And there’s more good news!  The Redfin agent has done the legwork so you don’t have to.

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This location is perfect.  If you don’t already have four cars, step next door and buy them.

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Don’t like what they’re selling next door?  No problem at all!  Just head across the street to the CalTrain station and check out what’s chillin’.

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Look, you’re a busy person.  This house has a four car garage.  That works out to 25 years per covered parking space.  Now that’s a DEAL.

Comments (16) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am






November 23, 2011

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, Why isn’t anyone answering?

Today’s find continues our pre-Thanksgiving run of prices on the higher side, in preparation for our upcoming Black Friday Sales.  Many thanks to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for this beauty in Belmont!

1824 HILLMAN Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
$1,678,500

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 3
SQ. FT.: 3,820
$/SQ. FT.: $439
LOT SIZE: 8,900 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Bay, City Lights
YEAR BUILT: 1979
COMMUNITY: Belmont Country Club
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81140955
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 58 days

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS to own this spectacular spacious one-owner executive home with stunning Bay and City views. The contemporary European design with generous functional living space provides for a relaxed and inviting ambiance. The upstairs features a living room with vaulted beam ceiling and stone fireplace, formal dining room, large kitchen with hardwood floors, ample storage and dining area.

imageA few years ago, I met some neighbor parents when one of my kids befriended their kids, and we got to talking about real estate.  The dad was going on and on about how ridiculous it was that all he could afford was a dinky little tract house.  “I am a Vice President!  I should be living in an Executive Home!  Not here!”

Now I never asked him what he meant by “Executive Home.”  He probably meant a big, new house, on a big lot close to a golf course.  He sure didn’t mean his late-50s rancher with second story addition, on a lot closer to a fifth than a quarter acre.

imageI wonder if today’s house would have been acceptable to him, or if it’s still too close to the (gasp) worker bees.  Anyway, the guy and his family soon moved back to San Diego (where he could buy himself an Executive Home on a golf course, but then again, by 2003 so could almost anyone else).  I wonder what he thinks of Occupy San Diego?

Weren’t executives, at least back in the good old days, famous for having three-martini lunches?  Well, the bar’s all ready in this house!  Now, which is worse, the carpet or the wallpaper?

We have plenty more photos after the break!

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Comments (11) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:01 am

July 22, 2009

$140k in trapped equity waiting for you in Belmont!

1716 TERRACE Dr, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80917644
1716 TERRACE Dr Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $849,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,730
$/Sq. Ft.: $491
Lot Size: 0.27 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: Tri-Level
View: Mountains, Canyon, City Lights
Year Built: 1966
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80917644
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 94 days
Priced to Sell Quick! Lovely Custom home tucked away in a private setting on a very large lot. Spend your evenings entertaining on the huge brick covered patio with views of the mountains and valley below. A sunken living room and soaring vaulted ceilings are lit up from the array of custom windows. The living area includes 1 master and 2 standard bedrooms and tons of closet space!

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find. It’s Herve week!

Herve thought iwas amusing that this house said that it was priced to sell quick, but that… well…. it still wasn’t sold!

Frankly, I’m kind of surprised as well… just look at all the trapped equity waiting for you:

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What could this owner possibly do to sell this even more quickly? Give it away for free?

Comments (29) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am

June 4, 2009

It’s like living in Carmel, but in Belmont

1942 BAYVIEW Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80911855
1942 BAYVIEW Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $899,950

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Beds: 2
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,180
$/Sq. Ft.: $763
Lot Size: 6,360 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Stories: 2
View: Bay
Year Built: 1932
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80911855
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 74 days
Imagine if you will a Carmel setting in Belmont. Meander down a brick path surrounded by lush foliage to the entrance of this unique 1930′s Hunter’s Cottage. Artists are inspired by the indoor/outdoor serenity this property provides. Whether soaking up the sun in one of the many outdoor entertaining areas or enjoying morning coffee while taking in the views of the bay, this home will embrace you.

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find. Hey another example of creative writing!

Wow… this totally reminds me of Carmel. Except without the ocean. And being crammed in with a bunch of other houses. On a (likely) steep road. Where it’s cold. And windy.

Yeah… when you’re living on the East side of Alameda you’re definitely going to need a Hunter’s Cottage like this one. Granted its not on the East side of El Camino – if it were there you might need to go hunting for Impalas and such.

Personally I’ve always wanted a home that embraces you. This is that home.

Comments (93) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am

March 4, 2009

Freedom to customize in Belmont!

900 SOUTH Rd, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80902648
900 SOUTH Rd Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $1,300,000

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Beds: 5
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,500
$/Sq. Ft.: $371
Lot Size: 0.3 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Year Built: 2009
Stories: 2
View: Canyon, City Lights
Neighborhood: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80902648
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 31 days
70% completed contractors delight. Your opportunity to finish your own gorgeous custom luxury home to your own taste! Come see this beautiful custom home with 180 degree panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Comes with completed plans for custom executive home with all the amenities. Fantastic!

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find!

Wow… 70% completed huh? Any contractor types that could provide an estimate on how much more it would cost to finish this house out?

That said, this is totally worth it at $1.3M. Everyone in the Bay Area loves freedom and liberty, and that’s what this house offers you – the freedom to finish it however you wanted. It’s like buying one of those tables at Ikea that’s not stained yet – more freedom for you.

Come on executives – what are you waiting for?

Comments (27) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am

March 2, 2009

House with 4 car tandem parking in Belmont

820 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002 Belmont Country Club MLS# 80848600 – Property Details
820 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA

$699,000

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* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 5
* Bathroom: 3
* Year Built: 1909
* Lot Size: N/A
* Square Footage: 1800
* List Date: 12/7/2008
* Garage Spaces: 3
* MLS#: 80848600

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PRECED TO SELL – CHARMING FIVE BEDROOM, THREE BATH HOME IN BELMONT, OFF STREET PARKING IN FOUR CAR TANDEM PARKING GARAGE OR LOTS OF STORAGE. CLOSE TO TRANSPORATION AND SHOPPING BRING ALL OFFERS ! ! Vacant and ready to show!

Close to transporation (sic) and shopping indeed! And just think about how awesome it will be to juggle your cars in that 4 tandem parking garage (as opposed to… living garage?) since you’ll be living on the world famous El Camino Real.

Wowsers! What a deal! Easy access to everything! It’s like living on Market St in San Francisco, or Champs-Élysées in Paris. The minute you tell your co-workers “I live on El Camino”, they’ll know what you’re talking about.

And let’s not forget, unlike so many houses which are priced not to sell, this house is priced to sell. Go get it today!

Comments (153) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:37 am

December 16, 2008

So many surprises at this Belmont home

1136 North Ct, Belmont, CA 94002 Belmont Country Club MLS# 80835166 – Property Details

$679,888

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1962
* Lot Size: 6720
* Square Footage: 1290
* List Date: 9/19/2008
* Garage Spaces: 2
* MLS#: 80835166
3BR/2BA W/1290 /-SF LOCATED ON 6720 /-SF LOT. SECLUDED LOC. PROPERTY HAS A FENCED YARD, 2 CAR GARAGE, LR/DR COMBO. Upgraded drainage system and landscapped yard with sprinkler system. Property needs new carpets. This is a short sale, all offers to be submitted to lender until short sale approval.

1- Whoa, more short sales in Belmont? What is going on here?! Belmont… your membership in the Real Bay Area is in Real Danger!

2- If it is a short sale, why use the lucky price? Why not just go for a price that clears as fast as possible? You know… offer at something ridiculously low like $650,000 and then watch as people trip over themselves outbidding each other for it.

3- Still not sold? There’s $115,112 in equity waiting to be tapped since this last sold for $795,000 on 7/21/2006. A far more reasonable price if you ask me!

4- That’s one heck of a shadow!

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

November 25, 2008

When granite attacks – in Belmont

1222 NORTH Rd Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $594,900


Beds:     2
Baths:     1
Sq. Ft.:     980
$/Sq. Ft.:     $607
Lot Size:     5,400 Sq. Ft.
Property Type:    Detached Single Family
Style:    Ranch
Year Built:    1961
Stories:    1
View:    Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
Neighborhood:    Belmont Country Club
County:     San Mateo
MLS#:     80836670
Source:     MLSListings
Status:     Active
On Redfin:     48 days
REO Property with absolutely fantastic views! This is a perfect home for 1st time home buyers with 2 bedrooms 2 bath and 1 master bedroom suite. Hardwood floors, needs minor updating inside, but certainly liveable. Must come to see the potential and opportunity. Easy to show. Please use CAR Purchase agreement.

Thanks to Burbed reader Pralay for this find.

Have you ever seen one of those horror movies, where someone touches a substance, and suddenly it engulfs the person – covering them in the substance? (I didn’t see Spiderman 3 – is that what happened to him?)

That’s what this house reminds me of. “Oh yeah, I just wanted a little granite here and there, when suddenly it GRANITED ME!”

Or maybe this person was looking to thwart the terrorists with this confusing pattern. I have a headache just looking at it!

To those who are more Realtory-ish – what’s the significance of that last sentence?

Comments (85) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:56 am