We haven’t had any Willow Glen properties in a while, or even not-really-in-Willow Glen-but-claiming-to-be listings. Today’s featured home was sent to us by bmwman91. Thanks very much for this #winning not-Willow Glen wonder.
2143 GLENKIRK Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
SQ. FT.: 2,344
$/SQ. FT.: $416
LOT SIZE: 8,288 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1964
COMMUNITY: Willow Glen
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 33 days
REG Sale. LOCATION LOCATION! Needs some cosmetic updates , JUST A BIKE RIDE TO DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN. Upgrades Include: CUSTOM CROWN MOLDING, NEW PAINT, REFNSHD WOOD FLRS, 6 BURNER GAS RANGE STNLSS STEEL DSHWSHR, TRSH COMPCTR, TILED FLR. BATH W/ TILE FLOORS & JETTED TUB. FURNACE & CENT AIR apprx 12 YRS OLD. , COMP ROOF apprx 14 YRS. , AUTO SPRINKLERS.
Here’s why bmwman91 shared this house with us:
[The owners] are clearly savvy about cashing in on some of the instant equity that the last seller left hidden in the medicine cabinet in 2005, by listing it for $145k more than was paid for it at the peak. Maybe they need the extra cash to buy some furniture.
Since when was 2005 the peak? This place might have topped out in 2006, easy! But we agree about the furniture. That table sure gets around!
One thing we aren’t sure about is what neighborhood this house is in, but it sure is not Willow Glen. Google maps isn’t really helping, as it seems to have this house in a neighborhood dead zone.
There’s a few more names that pop up as you zoom in, but nothing for the area bounded by Hamilton, Leigh, Curtner, and Meridian. We’re going to go with Cambrian with Campbell-San Jose as a second choice. Maybe even Dry Creek. But Willow Glen? We don’t think so, unless it’s this not-Willow Glen neighborhood called “Willow Glen South Lincoln Glen.” You know, where they have to point out it’s a REG Sale.
So readers, your job is to explain why this not-in-Willow Glen house is worth $145K more than it was in 2005. Be sure to support your answer by referring to this fine example of a listing photo.