May 28, 2008

Tired of San Francisco prices? Want sunny weather?

1714 13th St Oakland, CA 94607
Price: $430,000

Beds: 6
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,004
$/Sq. Ft.: $428
Lot Size: –
Property Type: Detached, Modified, Single-Family Home
Property Style: Victorian
Year Built: 1895
Region: Alameda County
Area: Oakland
County: Alameda
MLS#: 337112
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active
On Redfin: 86 days
Classic detached Victorian located in hot, developing West Oakland has 6 Bedrooms/2+ Baths. Used currently as two units with combined rental income of $2350/month. Vintage construction requires some TLC. Less than one block away, 29 acre Central Station development for 1200 townhomes is under construction! Located not far from 12th Street BART with easy access to Bay Bridge this home in sunny Oakland offers a good opportunity for buyers tired of San Francisco prices.

Burbed doesn’t generally venture to Oakland, but I simply had to feature this house that Burbed reader ElectraVoltz shared.

6 bedrooms and 2+ baths in 1004 sqft. If nothing else, this is a testament to the ingenuity of the residents of the Bay Area. In most other places with less resilient citizens, with a less educated populace, you probably would have heard “That simply can’t be done.” But not here. And in a house that is 113+ years old. If that doesn’t amaze you, I don’t know what will!

Oakland isn’t in the Real Bay Area, but who knows, someday it might rejoin. Is now the right time to invest there? After all, it’s sunny, cheap, and close to Berkeley. What could possibly go wrong?

Comments (15) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am