September 20, 2010

A perfect house for Asians who luv 2 txt

114 HOBART Ave San Mateo, CA 94402

$649,888

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,330
$/Sq. Ft.: $489
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Townhouse
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 1-3 (Low Rise)
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1977
Community: Aragon
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81043938
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 1 day
New Listing (24 hours)

STUNNIG!Totally remodeled w/ nothing but the very best. U have 2 c it 2 believe it. Rare TOWN HOUSE In Baywood Scools. Fabulous Hom w/ designer touches. Custom H/WFLOORS downstairs & Custom carpeting upstairs. Remodeled Kitchen w/ Nu Cabinetry, Granite C. Tops, S/Steel Appliances. 2 many upgrades to list. U will be PROUD 2 show. Laundry Area inside, 2 Car parking, 6 units only. Escrow:1st. American, Burlingame

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find!

This is a perfect house for Asians who luv 2 txt. Look, it ends with 888! That means it is Asian friendly. Look, it uses phrases like “u have 2 c it 2 believe it”! That means it is friendly for texters.

Look, the community is called Aragon – LOTR fans where are  you?

Without a doubt, this is the very best you can get for $489 per square foot. Just look at the pictures… err… picture.

I’m not sure what you’re waiting for… oh, you’re not a txting 8zn that luvs lotr? uh… well… how about your co-workers then?

Comments (68) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:09 am






September 7, 2010

A healthy priced property in Palo Alto

$1,499,000

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Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 570
$/Sq. Ft.: $2,630
Lot Size: 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1932
Community: College
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81026433
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 101 days
Three contiguous parcel with unlimited development potential. Parcel at 845 El Camino vacant and zoned CN. Parcel at 1829 Ash St. has one bedroom home in fair condition. Needs TLC. Zoned RM15. Unit on parcel behind 1920 Ash St to be considered not suitable for habitation without significant improvements. Zoned RM15. One structure may be encroaching on adjoining parcel and requires access easement.

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find!

I thought it would be great to start off the week with a healthy listing from Palo Alto. Yum yum! $2630 per square foot. This is beyond Real Bay Area! This is Super Real Bay Area!

Here’s what Jeff had to say:

Granted, the listing is suggesting redeveloping it, but with a 2000sqft lot that doesn’t seem to have unlimited development potential.

Of course this has unlimited development potential. All you need is unlimited money and unlimited time. And if you want to live in Palo Alto, shouldn’t you have those?

Or at least pretend to have those?

What would you do with this amazing property? I’m thinking… pergo, granite, and stainless steel everything.

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:27 am

April 21, 2010

Lava field or yard in San Mateo

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 920
$/Sq. Ft.: $847
Lot Size: 5,740 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Spanish
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1927
Community: Beresford Manor
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81016043
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 5 days
Fantastic Opportunitty for a Big Family , 2 extras Bonus Room, and very nice Garden.
Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find. Here’s what Jeff had to say:

From the description, “Fantastic Opportunitty for a Big Family , 2 extras Bonus Room, and very nice Garden.”

So I guess that would be 3 bedrooms and two bonus rooms in the 920sq ft house?

Pic 5 is either a garden or a lava field.

Let’s take a look at that pic:
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Oh my. Oh my indeed.
That said, check it out! There’s faux-columns in the front! That’s got to count for something!
Comments (103) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:18 am

April 5, 2010

Any mobile home experts can explain this rent-buy ratio?

Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 576
$/Sq. Ft.: $64
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Single-Family Home
Community: Brisbane
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 368217
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 4 days
MOBILE HOME attractive clean pleasant w/ newer appliances, near 101, airport, and near Brisbane school district.
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Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find.

OK all you finance and MBA types out there… what’s up with this? How can this be on sale for $37k, but rent for $775?

Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Rent for $37 a month, sell for $775k?

Any ideas?

Comments (19) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am

November 23, 2009

Belmont showpiece house, collector’s item

1822 BAYVIEW Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80951201
$688,000
1822 BAYVIEW Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,340
$/Sq. Ft.: $294

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Lot Size: 9,750 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Modern/High Tech
Stories: 1
View: Bay, Mountains, Neighborhood, Ocean, City Lights
Year Built: 1977
Community: Belmont Country Club
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80951201
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 18 days
Probate bargain with 200 degree view. Great sweat equity potential here. Top quality home that needs TLC. Kiln dried redwood walls, interior atrium, glass entry built in 1977. Sit in the sunken tub & enjoy views from SF to Palo Alto. Most appliances appear never used. Can be a showpiece. CAUTION, NO DECK OFF REAR SLIDERS, DO NOT OPEN.

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find!

Jeff called this a “collector’s item”.

Indeed! This can be the showpiece of your 1977 house collection. There are many house collectors in the Bay Area as you can make a solid income giving tours of 1970′s houses. Sure you might first need to add a deck so that your patrons don’t fall to their death, but hey that’s a small investment towards improving this show piece.

I wonder if you could get this designated as a POI on a TomTom or Garmin! That’d be pretty neat. Coyote Point, Pez Museum, Hiller Aviation Museum, and “The 1977 House EXPERIENCE at 1822 Bayview Ave”. Wow… pretty soon San Mateo county will be its own cultural hotbed. That’d be pretty awesome!

And it starts with this amazingly cheap house. Go for it. Or have your trust acquire it so that we can all enjoy this 1977 house.

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:14 am

July 29, 2009

This San Mateo house is the American Dream defined

1022 S DELAWARE St, San Mateo, CA 94402 | MLS# 80931255
1022 S DELAWARE St San Mateo, CA 94402
Price: $469,950

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 860
$/Sq. Ft.: $546
Lot Size: 4,280 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1949
Community: Hayward Park
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80931255
Source: MLSListings
Status: Pending With Release
On Redfin: 14 days
Move in ready! Not a short sale or REO! This beautifully updated home includes updated kitchen and bathroom with new appliances, upgraded lighting and fixtures. Newly installed carpeting and tile flooring. Fresh paint in & out and professional landscaping. Beautiful garage conversion (permits unknown)

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find!

Apple pie, lawns, debt, and baseball – America. And this house further realizes the American Dream by having a striped lawn.

That’s right – no longer do you have to lust after the fields at NameOfTheDay Park, you can have it right at home. Sure a full game of baseball might be hard since your lot is just 4,280 square feet – but maybe you can play half court baseball. Uh. Or something like that.

I was going to say “Go ahead and buy your slice of the American Dream today” – but it looks like someone has beat you already.

Best of luck buying your own ballfield!

Comments (101) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:40 am

June 15, 2009

If you like these owners, you’ll love this house!

421 S Eldorado St, San Mateo, CA 94402 | MLS# 15523897
421 S Eldorado St San Mateo, CA 94402
Price: $580,000

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Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 930
$/Sq. Ft.: $624
Lot Size: 920 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Single family
Style: Bungalow
Stories: 1
View: City
Year Built: 1912
Community: Safe, Clean, Stable
County: San Mateo
Listing #: 15523897
Source: Zillow
Status: Active
On Redfin: 304 days
What the Owner Loves: Easy access transportation to 280, 101, 92, Caltran, Buses. Walk to center of village.

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find!

As everyone knows, social media, having a conversation, being authentic – those are the things that make companies rich. Look at Apple and Google and how they are so open and having a conversation with their customers and using social media. Uh. I mean. Facebook. Look at how much money they are bringing in. Uh.

Well in any case, these owners took it to heart and made this ad personal. Forget interior pictures, it shows the people who have been taking care of this house for you. It even features what the owners love! Sweet!

Personally, I like the community – it’s “Safe, clean, stable”

What an awesome name! Maybe you should get your community to rename itself “Awesome, amazing, and astounding!”

Comments (39) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:51 am

February 3, 2009

Hillsborough quality house in Millbrae – with easy access to Runway 1R

9 CORTE COMODA Ct, Millbrae, CA 94030 | MLS# 80900314
9 CORTE COMODA Ct Millbrae, CA 94030
Price: $799,950

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Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,140
$/Sq. Ft.: $702
Lot Size: 6,840 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch, Contemporary
Year Built: 1945
Stories: 1
View: Green Belt, Neighborhood
Neighborhood: Bayside Manor #2/18
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80900314
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 20 days
Remarkable Bayside Custom Remodel – European Styling w/ new kitchen and baths that look like “Hillsborough” quality. Stainless Steel and top line appliances throughout. Situated on a large level private lot backing to open space, perfect for entertaining – 3 spacious bedrooms, new paint in and out plus additional storage and loft above garage. Close to downtown, shopping-Samtrans-Caltrans and BART

Thanks to Burbed reader Jeff for this find. $702 per square foot for a “Hillsborough” quality home. Wow! I thought you could only find Hillsborough quality in Hillsborough – but I guess you can also find it in Millbrae.

Let’s take a look at this open space backing…

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Well, you gotta admit, aside from Highway 101 and Runway 1R at San Francisco International Airport, you’ve got an amazingly private backyard to entertain guests.

Let’s take a look at a different view:

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Awesome! If you refit your house with flourescent bulbs, you’ll have free lighting as well from the nearby powerlines. Hello cost savings!

This is definitely quite the winner!

Comments (36) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:01 am

February 2, 2009

Free money in Oakland! Just buy this house and you win!

2615 Wallace St, Oakland, CA 94606 | MLS# 2935161
2615 Wallace St Oakland, CA 94606
Price: $37,500
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,520
$/Sq. Ft.: $25
Lot Size: 3,454 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Multi-Family
Year Built: 1912
# of Rooms: 9
County: Alameda
Listing #: 2935161
Source: Bank-Listed Foreclosures
Status: Bank Owned
On Redfin: 82 days

Burbed doesn’t usually venture to Oakland, but Burbed reader Jeff thought this $37,500 house was important to share. Here’s what he had to say:

I know Oakland is somewhat offtopic for Burbed, however, this neighborhood is about as interesting as it gets.

First the house itself (theHouse.jpg) with the Christmas lights and three satellite dishes, its boarded up castle next door (neighbor.jpg), and finally an apartment that screams “Timber!!!” (furtherOver.jpg)

Let’s take a look shall we?

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Wowsers!

But guess what? If you buy this, you’re looking at $383,000 in instant equity! Here’s what Zillow has to say:

ZESTIMATE®: $420,500   What’s this?
* Value Range: $302,760 – $449,935
* 30-day change: -$17,500
* Zestimate updated: 01/23/2009

Last sale and tax info

Sold 08/11/2008:
$338,960 *

That’s right! It has a Zestimate of $420,500. Can you say free money?

Comments (223) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:54 am

November 26, 2008

Not pictured: El Camino Real, See’s Candies factory – South San Francisco

300 El Cortez Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080 Francisco Terrace MLS# 80845235 – Property Details

300 El Cortez Ave, South San Francisco, CA
$399,000

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 2
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: 1950
* Lot Size: 3780
* Square Footage: 970
* List Date: 11/13/2008
* Garage Spaces: 1
* MLS#: 80845235
2BD/ 1BA Bungalow with a convenient SSF location. Possibilities for this house are endless! This home’s large corner lot provides a perfect opportunity for a contractor/buyer looking for a home to put their own touch on. The LR leads directly into the DR. It?s perfect for entertaining! Both BD?s are well proportioned and have an abundance of light. The Eat-In kitchen has the opportunity to shine!

Here’s what Burbed reader Jeff had to say:

Not pictured: El Camino Real, See’s Candies factory

Literally. This dump is right next door to the See’s Candies factory..
and it’s on a frontage road right in front of El Camino. I was wondering how long it would take for this house to pop up on the MLS, and now I know.

Wow… easy access to chocolate. Sign me up! I think what Jeff is missing on though, is that the living room leads directly into the dining room.

Let me repeat that.

THE LIVING ROOM LEADS DIRECTLY INTO THE DINING ROOM. Hot damn! I’m tired of houses where the living room leads the bedroom, the bathroom, the sunroom, the datacenter, the garage and then dining room. This is an amazing improvement – a feature that you will never see anywhere else.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – this house is perfect for entertaining guests. You wouldn’t want them to stumble through the bedroom, the bathroom, the wine cellar, when walking from the living room to the dining room after all – would you?

Comments (17) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:36 am