October 11, 2012

Menlo Park Manse for not much more than not a lot of money

Menlo Park, like its nearby neighbors, is having a bit of a real estate run right now.  Fortunately, some properties have that certain je ne sais pas that put them on our front page no matter how much Facebook employees want to buy a house.  Today’s featured facade, foisted upon us by Burbed reader peninsula.man, punctuates this perfectly.  Please proceed.

121010-8th-mlslistings410 8TH AVE
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Offered at $699,000
- Pending (Do Not Show)

Type: Single Family Home
MLS #  ML81233923 
SqFt  2,170
Beds  5  Baths  3 Full / 1 Partial 
Lot Size 5,350 SqFt
121010-8th-intakeYear / Age  1935 / 77
Virtual Tour
BuildFax 
 
This spacious and newly remodeled home with 2170 sf is in immaculate move-in condition. Beautifully updated kitchen, baths, recessed lighting, crown moldings, dual-pane windows, and Cherry engineered hardwood floors. Secure front gate with professionally landscaped yard. A perfect home with great convenient location, ready and waiting for its new owner.

121010-8th-faucetAnd here’s what the P-Man himself has to say about this place:

Can not wait to live next to pizza hut! for just over half a million

More like almost half again over half a million. You’ve been living on the Peninsula too long if $199,000 isn’t worth mentioning in a home price.

More importantly, these photos suggest that this not-quite-vintage-enough-to-qualify-for-the-old-house-tag listing has had a few upgrades put in recently.  Very recently.  Because let’s have a look at the last time this place went pending.

121010-8th-redfin-old410 8TH Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
$355,000 –  Last Sold Price

4 Beds 
4.5 Baths 
2,000 Sq. Ft.
$178 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1935 
Lot Size: 5,350 Sq. Ft. 
Sold On: Jan 13, 2012
Property Type: Detached Single Family
View: Neighborhood
County: San Mateo
Stories: 1
Community: County Area/Fair Oaks Ave
MLS#: 81150047

This property is a fixer upper need cash buyer to buy this property

121010-8th-listing-historySomeone had the cash, as the place went pending in eleven days.  Now look what they did to it!  This time it went pending in only seven days. 

Whoops, according to Zillow it went pending in seven days after the $76,000 price reduction five weeks after the $50,000 price reduction which was a month after this place was first listed for an eye-popping $825,000. 

Where the heck do they think they are, Mountain View?  Bunus: House is not actually next to Pizza Hut. 

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You can clearly see there is a Quik-Stop in the way.  Be sure to check out the Streetview so you can appreciate this location, location, location! 

 121010-8th-streetview

Score! Trash bins and DHO!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am






September 21, 2012

ENJOY YOUR COFFEE ON THE SIDE YARD PATIO/DECKING

It’s always good news at Burbed when we hear from a new reader, because we’re sure driving away plenty of old ones!  Today’s find is from Burbed reader peninsula.man.  We’ll assume that non-standard use of punctuation isn’t a periodic mistake but a software.language.habit.

Also today’s property comes from MLSListings, as we continue our Tour of Various Online Listing Websites Because We’re Annoyed That Redfin Stopped Linking To Us Just Because We Hurt Some Realtards’ Fee-Fees.

120920-hicks-mlslistings1645 HICKS AVE
San Jose, CA 95125
$625,000

Active Contingent
Type: Single Family Home
MLS #: ML81233836
SqFt: 1,133
Beds:  2
Lot Size:  7,380 SqFt
Baths:  1 Full
Year / Age:  1947 / 65

120920-hicks-kitchenAN INCREDIBLE HOME IN WILLOW GLEN! FANTASTIC LOCATION ON GORGEOUS STREET! BEAUTIFUL MOULDING AND FIREPLACE** Flagstone walkway.. ENJOY YOUR COFFEE ON THE SIDE YARD PATIO/DECKING ** lARGE 2 CAR GARAGE W/ COVERED BREEZEWAY to house** NEW AIR CONDITIONER AND FURNACE***NEWER COMPOSITION ROOF*** AWESOME PROPERTY!

 

Active Contingent? What does that mean in English?  The house is for sale but somebody has dibs on it?

120920-hicks-livingAnyway, here’s why p.man thought this house was worth our collective whiles:

i REALLY DO NOT THINK THE CAPITAL LETTERS CHANGE THAT THIS HOUSE IS A MATCH BOX! FOR 625K!!!!! sfdkjbdlskjfnlk dsjnfkljsdnlkfjnsdlk LKDFNLDKFJNG LKJDFN LGKJNDF LKJNDGFLKJNFDLK

I bet he says that to all the girls.

Besides, look at this amazing living room.  All the SHOUTING CAPITAL LETTERS in the LISTING COPY are all about drinking coffee OUTSIDE.  Why 120920-hicks-bathroom-tileisn’t the agent singing the praises of the living room and the kitchen (above)?  The former is so evocative of a sunrise, and the kitchen responds with a sunset.  Or maybe the agent messed up the white balance.

We’ll leave it up to our readers to tell us what this shot at right is saying.  But one thing that comes to mind is we’re so glad this shooter aimed high.

Also this may be the only property we were sent in 6 months that claimed to be in Willow Glen and actually was in Willow Glen.

Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:02 am

June 11, 2012

Wacky Wavewwey Wetuwns. Weawwy!

120610-waverley-elmer-fuddFriday’s featured find on Waverley escalated the eager entries in its comment thread, so let’s continue our pursuit of Palo Alto property with another home on the same superb street.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Wendie for these proactively priced premises.

Also, we’re feeling a bit miffed at Redfin for not linking back to us for several weeks, so we’ll use the site Wendie provided instead.  Here’s the Redfin link if you prefer their entry, which confirms the price per square foot.

2051 WAVERLEY ST, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Offered at: $11,495,000 — Active

120610-waverley-mlslistings

An Exceptional, One-time Opportunity To Own An Extremely Rare, Immense 26,344 sq ft lot (buyer to verify) in the Old Palo Alto Legendary Locale. On the corner of Santa Rita Ave & Waverley St, this dream building site is located in the prime, heart of Old PA. This premiere flat 0.6 acre lot also includes the existing 2,651 sq ft, 5BR/4BA home built in 1929.

MLS: 81216663
Type: Detached Single Family
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 Full
Interior: 2,651
Lot Size: 26344
Garage: Detached,2 Car Garage
Year Built/Age: 1929
Walk Score®: 58

120610-waverley-satelliteHere’s why Wendie sent this one in:

Look! For $4,300 per square foot, YOU can live across the street from Steve Jobs’ home!

Big lot, big location!  Why do you care what the house looks like?  What’s more important is who you’re going to run into if you need to borrow a cup of sugar silicon.

120610-waverley-jobs-page-neighborhood

Too bad this property is diagonally across from Waverley Oaks, or Larry Page would snap it up.

120610-waverley-streetview

Here’s a glimpse from the side, courtesy of Larry’s fleet of mobile spycams. This is a better look at any of the structures than you’ll see on the actual listing.  Then again, can one actually price a home too highly in Palo Alto?  It’s been on the market for 37 days and counting, so place your bets!

Comments (14) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am