September 9, 2009

Live like an Egyptian pharaoh in Fremont!

FREMONT, CA 94536 | MLS# 40425478
Price: $250,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: –
Lot Size: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Single Family Detached
Style: Bungalow
Stories: 1
Neighborhood: NILES
Year Built: 1930
Community: NILES
County: Alameda
MLS#: 40425478
Source: EBRD
Status: Active
On Redfin: 14 days
Contractor Special in Old Niles. Bring your skills and reap the benefits!

Thanks to Burbed reader CB for this find.

Wow. Now you too can live like a pharaoh in Fremont! Frankly, I never knew that there was a community known as Niles there – learn something new every day.

I think most Real Bay Area people can really bring their skills and reap the benefits. Let’s see… bring on some Ruby on Rails, some Objective C, some .NET, some Beans, some SQL – PRESTO! You’ve got a $500k house!

But wait, there’s more! It really is near a river!


Wow… once you hire a team of archaeologists and interior decorators, you’ll be soon living near the banks of a mighty river, and with easy access to Mission Boulevard to boot!

Fit for a king. Fit for you!

Comments (29) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:41 am

March 10, 2009

The Louvre is a house in Fremont! Fit for the Mona Lisa.

36527 NICHOLS Ave, FREMONT, CA 94536 | MLS# 40383110
36527 NICHOLS Ave FREMONT, CA 94536
Price: $680,000

Beds: 4
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,603
$/Sq. Ft.: $424
Lot Size: 6,040 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Single Family Detached
Style: Contemporary
Year Built: 1984
Stories: 2

Desirable location in Fremont close to BART. Backyard w/ deck, quiet neighborhood, wide driveway, renovated Kitchen w/ Stainless Steell appliances. Must see to appreciate!THIS IS NOT A SHORT SALE OR REO. .. Original owner.

Burbed reader CB thought this was an important find. Here’s what CB had to say:

It’s listed at 140K above it’s zestimate and and you’ll have to pay about 100 more per sq ft for the 94536 to live in this one.   But who knows.  The house is fit for the Mona Lisa, it may be fit for someone as special as me!

The cat guarding the “original owner’s” valued Betty Boop collection is also a nice touch.  50x scale posters of drinks is always a plus. This listing makes a good argument for keeping the camera on the curb.

Indeed, the ZEstimate is just $524,500. But as we know, ZEstimates tend to undervalue Bay Area (even non-RBA) properties because they don’t have a model to account for specialness.

That said, let’s take a look at the interior!


Yep. That’s the Mona Lisa alright. And check out the Roman-esque bust! And the Christmas tree! Wow. What a cornucopia of Classic Art. Stunning!


And to complete the museum, lots of modern art.

Frankly, if they’re not charging admission to go see this house, they are truly missing out!

Comments (34) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am