Here’s a house direct from comments by Burbed reader (and occasional Guest Editor) sfbubblebuyer.
SQ. FT.: 1,330
$/SQ. FT.: $508
LOT SIZE: 7,500 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
VIEW: Bay, Neighborhood, City Lights
YEAR BUILT: 1952
COMMUNITY: Cordilleras Heights
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 9 days
Great little single level, 1330 sq. ft, 3bdrm/1ba bungalow in Emerald Hills w/ pool. Tiny peak of bay. Roy Cloud School around corner. Location and price make this a winner! This home would be fabulous with some updating! CAR FORMS ONLY PLEASE. Please make sure all doors are locked and lights off when leaving.
Here’s what sfbb had to say about this house:
That whole tract [area around Stony Hill Road] is picked clean right now. There were some SERIOUS crapfests that I was sure weren’t going to sell. Of course, the worst offenders have disappeared without being marked as ‘sold’ so I’m sure they’ll be back.
Here’s a house for you in the general area, a short sale listed for less than the 1999 sale price.As you can see, this piping hot potato was passed many times before it decided to burn the bejeebus out of the current holders. That’s gonna leave a mark!
No need to water your own lawn, either, all the water’s in the pool!
We got a Redfin agent tour on this place, too! Let’s see how they’ll help us find our perfect home this time.
Agent listing descriptions sometimes reveal things they don’t mean to, such as the last line implying the housing price adventure is lurching toward its lonely conclusion. Lock up and lights out, people. And that other phrase: Tiny peak of bay. This place for $875K was a tiny peak all right. A tiny peak price.
The bank can accept or decline your offer, even if your overbidding brings the price up to where it should be. After all, it doesn’t want to get stiffed on the last house of the Mohican.