August 29, 2013

Move-in, remodel or tear down and start over in Orinda

Sometimes our readers forget that we are a Northern California real estate blog, not just Silicon Valley. We realize with so little of the Real Bay Area outside Where Innovation Happens it’s easy to forget this. However, Burbed Win can be found almost anywhere. Today’s featured funhouse from Burbed reader edie takes us to the wild and uncivilized jungle of Orinda! (That’s in CoCoCo, in case you haven’t gone anywhere but Google via Google Bus in the last two years.)  But one thing this place has in common with so many other Burbed properties: Pending!

130828-linda-redfin6 LINDA Vis
Orinda, CA 94563
$499,000

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,219 Sq. Ft.
$409 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1939
Lot Size: 0.29 Acres
On Redfin: 21 days
Status: Pending
Type: Detached
Stories: 2
Community: Country Club
MLS#: 40626723
Style: Cottage
View: Hills, Wooded
County: Contra Costa

This charming cottage is on a great oak-studded . 28 acre lot in the Orinda Country Club area. It’s an idyllic setting! The house is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1200+ sf in two stories with a 2 car detached garage. Ready to move-in, remodel or tear down and start over.

130828-linda-kitchenHere’s why edie thought you’d want to venture out of your comfort zone and look at this place:

Check out the price history. The place went up by 200K in a year when it clearly hasn’t been touched in that time. (Unless "creepy backwoods cabin" is the new aesthetic among flippers.

Though pathetically, after going to yesterday’s open houses in the East Bay, this place doesn’t seem so bad to me. 

130828-linda-garageWe always wonder about listings where there are 3 times as many outside as inside pix, and it’s not like the outside shots are showing different parts of the grounds. We can only assume that the current owner has some secret Web 6.0 Electric Motor SuperDuperHyperUltraLoop High Speed mass transit project in those bedrooms that Cannot Be Photographed Upon Pain of Death or initialing every one of the 400 pages in the NDA.

Or, this being Orinda rather than Saratoga, it’s more likely a bunch of dead primates.

Comments (3) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:03 am






June 25, 2009

5 Free TV's with purchase of Los Altos house

11700 Putter Way, Los Altos, CA 94024 | MLS# 80925199
11700 Putter Way Los Altos, CA 94024
Price: $1,375,000

11700
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,500
$/Sq. Ft.: $917
Lot Size: 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Mediterranean
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 2000
Community: Country Club
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80925199
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 23 days
$$$$ BIG PRICE REDUCTION. OVER $100,000.00 IN SAVINGS SELLER IS READY TO LISTEN TO ALL OFFERS. SELLER MAY CARRY PAPER OR LEASE OPTION. LOW MAINTENANCE BACK YARD, 5 T. V. s INCLUDING ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ALL INCLUDED. READY TO MOVE INTO. GREAT BACK YARD-EASY FLOOR PLAN TO ENTERTAIN. GREAT LOS ALTOS SCHOOLS. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING INCLUDING 280-CUPERTINO-LOS ALTO-PALO ALTO.

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

Wowsers! 5 free tv’s? Price reduction of $100,000? What more do you want this seller to give? His first born? Bone marrow?

Come on! This house is practically being given away for free!

And look at the easy access to 280!

11700a

If you’re not thinking of snatching this house up, you should be. It sold for $1.395 in 2005 – so right away there’s instant equity. And face it, shouldn’t every house in Los Altos be $1000+ per square foot?

This house is just begging for you to buy it!

Comments (49) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:29 am