June 24, 2013

Rhinestone in the Rough of Redwood City

Feeling a little stomped by the THERE IS NO HOUSING BUBBLE IN THE BAY AREA? Here’s a property for under $750K! There was a time when you could have bought this house with a $729K conforming loan, but then the government had to change the rules on us. Thanks very much to Burbed reader hOtSauCe from San Carlos for the find!

130623-alexander-redfin186 ALEXANDER Ave
Redwood City, CA 94061
$699,900

2 Beds
1 Baths
770 Sq. Ft.
$909 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1952
Lot Size: 2,550 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 48 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Community: Horgan Ranch
MLS#: 81314440
Style: Contemporary
View: Neighborhood
County: San Mateo

A 2BR 1BA single family residential located in a very desirable area west of Redwood City, near the border of Atherton. A diamond in the rough, this starter home has great potential and with some TLC and creativity, can transform into a charming house with picket fences and great curb appeal. Near Woodside Shopping Complex, transportation, school and other commercial establishments.

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The house may need some TLC and creativity, but the picket fences are already there and are painted white for your convenience. Now just work on the curb appeal: check out that Streetview below, and did they have to feature the trash bins in two different listing photos? 

Also practice saying “West Atherton” a bunch.

130621-alexander-streetview

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am






January 5, 2012

“GARAGE HAD BEEN USED FOR HABITATION”

301 ENCINA Ave
Redwood City, CA 94061

$539,000

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Reading this, it’s not clear to me whether the garage or the house or the guest area has the built-in stereo and air conditioning.

I’m going naturally assume it was the garage. Because… what says “Awesome Man Cave” like built-in stereo and air conditioning. If it had built iPod support, this could be easily another $50k more.

I’m not sure what you’re waiting for – start the new year off right with this ultimate party pad!

Comments (18) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

May 3, 2010

$1.4M house in Redwood City comes with Murphy Bed

Beds: 4
Baths: 2.5
Sq. Ft.: 2,470
$/Sq. Ft.: $565
Lot Size: 10,030 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Craftsman
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1948
Community: Horgan Ranch
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81021204
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 2 days
Almost new single story home custom built by owner. Tremendous curb appeal, fantasy backyard & ideal floor plan. A rare gem on almost 1/4 acre. Stainless kitchen features 48��� DCS Fisher & Paykel range & huge granite island with seating for 4. Sumptuous master suite boasts spa-like master bath & huge master closet. 3 additional bedrooms, one with built-in desk and Murphy bed. This home is a must see!

Thanks to Burbed reader Nate for this find. This is what Nate had to say:

Sometimes standard realtor-speak isn’t enough to adequately convey the value of a property feature and the agent has to go to the thesaurus for the big-guns.  This is the case with this listing, where phrases like "lush", "expansive" and "professionally landscaped" just don’t do justice to the backyard.  According to the listing, this house has a "fantasy backyard." 

Judging by the picture, it appears the "fantasy" in this case includes a lot of lawn care.

Based on my handy dandy guide to realtor-speak, "fantasy" ranks above terms like "pristine" and "flawless", but indicates slightly less value than yards that are "plantasmical" or "organigastic".
In case you’re wondering, to communicate the ultimate, never-to-be-topped backyard, the phrase is, "A yard of such perfection, a zombie Claude Monet would claw out of his grave to paint it."   

What? You’re not fantasizing about this?

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What are you, some sort of freedom hating terrorist?

Personally, I think the most awesome part of this house is the Murphy bed:

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Just make sure it doesn’t fall on you when you’re at your desk! All for just $1.4M!

Thanks Nate!

Comments (57) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am