April 24, 2012

GORGOUS UNBELVABLE PRVT BRTHTKNG CONTRY SETNG

We haven’t visited Belmont for a while, so this find from Burbed reader Overheard in San Carlos was very much appreciated.  And this property going pending despite the inept presentation goes to show that anyone can succeed as a Realtard.  At least anyone can when the Peninsula is this hot, hot, hot!

3034 SAN JUAN Blvd
Belmont, CA 94002
$1,249,000

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 3.5
SQ. FT.: 3,120
$/SQ. FT.: $400
LOT SIZE: 0.3 Acres
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Mediterranean
STORIES: 3
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 2004
COMMUNITY: Haskins Estates
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81205312
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending Without Release
ON REDFIN: 73 days

GORGOUS 8 YR NEW MDETEREAN BEAUTY IN A UNBELVABLE PRVT BRTHTKNG CONTRY SETNG. ELEVATOR FOR YOUR MAJESTY’S CONVENIENCE TO A BRGHT AND CHEERFUL 4 BR 3.5 BTH FLR PLN. BALCONIES TO ENJY UR BBQ, WRK FRM HM OR READ A BOOK IN A PEACEFUL AND RICH SETNG. NU PNT, CRPT AND REFRBSHED HDWD FLRS, HI CEILNGS, REC LGHTS, OVRSIZE GRNT KITCHEN/PNTRY, LAVISH MSTR RM & BTH, LOFT IN GRG, EZ FWY ACSS TO SF, SJ, FSTR CTY.

120423-sanjuan-stairsWhile the agent correctly addressed Us as YOUR MAJESTY, We do not consider issuing decrees or declaring war on the East Bay to be WRK FRM HM.  The elevator is appreciated but the lack of a throne room makes this a poor Seat of State for Our Royal Self, Our Royal Family, Our Trusted Advisors, and Our 500 liveried retainers, guards, and servants.

Despite the LOFT IN GRG, We are not amused by the plastic stair protection.

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:11 am






May 3, 2011

Still Gorgeous

Thanks very much to sfbubblebuyer for today’s featured listing.  Does it look familiar?  It should.

2524 Dekoven Ave, Belmont CA  94002
$949,000

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BEDS: 3
BATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 1,480
$/SQ. FT.: $641
LOT SIZE: 7,900 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Ranch
STORIES: 1
VIEW: Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
YEAR BUILT: 1949
COMMUNITY: Haskins Estates
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81114658
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 28 days

4 years new. Still gorgeous. High ceilings, gourmet kitchen, level lot, secluded, serene, private. Area for dog run, children play yard, RV/boat parking, etc.

imageHere’s what sfbubblebuyer had to say about this listing:

It’s BAAAAAAAAAACK!

Hey, the house that caused a 210 post-war… is BACK ON THE MARKET!

Surprisingly, it never sold at 1.05 million. Shocking, I know. Zillow lets us know they stared out at 1.14 million. After 3 years of watching housing tank they think that their precious house suffered a terrible loss of almost 17% and they’re now offering it for $949k. How generous of them! While other markets suffered 30-60% losses, Belmont is so special that 17% is a gift to the buyer!

It’ll be interesting to see if they manage to move the house this time. If the bought it for 750 and truly ripped it down to the studs, they’re probably selling it at ‘cost’ now. 200k for redoing everything in a house plus the outside seems about right. Unless you live somewhere non-special, where 200k would buy you a 3,000 sq foot new build.

I don’t think you understand this Spring Bounce idea, sfbb,  You see, prices in the RBA always go up.  Guaranteed.  That’s why this house is shaped the way it is:

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I sure hope this place is still staged.  That would mean the show’s been running for three years!

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

November 3, 2010

Is that a chimney or are you glad to see me?

$783,900

2111 FOREST Ave Belmont, CA 94002

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Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 1,900
$/Sq. Ft.: $413
Lot Size: 5,600 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: Tri-Level
View: Bay, Mountains, City Lights
Year Built: 1976
Community: Haskins Estates
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81051960
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 4 days
HUGE Price Reduction!!Great Bay views & unlimited potential with this charming 3 bedroom 3 bath home -Located in Belmont hills. Large kitchen, romantic master suite with views and fireplace Close to schools, parks shopping and more. Come live the dream!B of A Prequalification required with all offers, Free appraisal & credit report if buyer finances with B of A Bank owned and they want it sold!

Thanks to Burbed reader JW for this find!

Here’s what JW originally sent to me:

Is that a chimney or are you glad to see me?

The first picture has an angled shot to emphasize the fact that it has a tall chimney.

Indeed that is a pretty… uh… impressive package of a photo. But let’s dig into the details. In particular, let’s find out more about this “HUGE Price reduction” (why is everything about size in this listing?)

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I’m not sure I’d call that HUGE, but for the Real Bay Area, even $1 of reduction is huge. Hey Belmont… take it easy on these cuts. It doesn’t make you look good.

Comments (17) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

September 21, 2009

Evolution can be found at this Belmont house

2837 SAN JUAN Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80940132
2837 SAN JUAN Blvd Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $1,299,000

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Beds: 4
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,100
$/Sq. Ft.: $419
Lot Size: 0.28 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 3
View: Mountains, Canyon, Neighborhood
Year Built: 2009
Community: Haskins Estates
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80940132
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 18 days
Just Completed July 2009, Gorgeous Brand New Custom Home Priced to Sell. Top of the line from top to bottom. Nestled in a beautiful Belmont neighborhood.

Thanks to Burbed reader Kevin for this find!

Here’s what he had to say:

I love picture 9…hey kids go play on the lawn on the back/side yard but stay away from the 12 foot drop off by the retaining wall.

Two words: Natural Selection

Let’s face it, the Bay Area continually needs to stay sharp and smart in order to remain competitive. So… sometimes we need to get rid of the less desirable people. People who might be superstars in a different city with lower standards (like Boston), but wouldn’t make the cut here in the Bay Area.

The backyard of this house helps separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. Those who survive this house, can go on to become the next major super star, the next person who changes the world with a single 140 character post.

And, did I mention, this house is green? That’s a plus right there!

So help the Bay Area out, you breeders. Buy this house and use it to prune  your brood. It’s for the good of humanity – for Silicon Valley is destined to save it.

Comments (3) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am

May 26, 2009

Belmont house – new from the foundation up – $709 per square foot

This week, we celebrate the 5 Bay Area cities featured in Forbes’ “Top 25 Towns To Live Well (and have good access to Venture Capital)”. Coming in at #11:

2524 DEKOVEN Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80804798
2524 DEKOVEN Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $1,049,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,480
$/Sq. Ft.: $709
Lot Size: 7,900 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
Year Built: 1949
Community: Haskins Estates
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80804798
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 389 days
New from the foundation up. Staged, gorgeous Hi ceilings, sky lights, chefs kit, sub zero, Wolf etc. .Ideal park like setting for bar-b-q, rv, boat playground, dog run etc. .SF views slate walks, drive, and patio area, ready to move in. ..

New from the foundation up. But most importantly, it’s staged. Do you know how few houses are actually staged these days? It’s defnitely a value add and something you’ll always remember.

In fact, it’s so gorgeous that it has been on the market for 389 days. Do you know what happens? Basically people go, visit the house, and amazed at how beautiful the staging is (and the views too) and then leave, realizing that they are not worthy.

Again, this is a great example of a house where you can buy it, and turn it into a tourist attraction, charging for the views. Win win! It’ll help pay the mortgage!

Go ahead and visit, I bet you will find that you can’t buy it either. You’re not worthy.

Comments (210) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:20 am