It’s been so long since we’ve featured a house like today’s property, and this site used to run almost nothing else. Blame it on all the flippers out there trying to install granite in absolutely every building.
Today’s home hails from amazing Alum Rock, and was discovered by Burbed reader Tracy Tea House, who is our guest blogger this fine day. We’re headed for Zillow, (Redfin link here) so hold on! And before we go, be sure to give Tracy a big, warm Real Bay Area welcome for this guest post!
1761 E San Antonio St
San Jose, CA 95116
For Sale: $285,000
Est. Mortgage: $1,020/mo
See current rates on Zillow
Lot: 9,583 sq ft / 0.22 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 1920
On Zillow: 30 days
MLS #: 81224183
Brokered And Advertised By: Altas Realty Listing Agent: Clem Garcia
There’s something about a North East San José crap shack from 1920 that just gets my juices flowing. I start imagining the history, who lived there, what this part of California was like back then, so much closer to the time of original settlement.
Then, I start thinking of the toxics, asbestos, old leaky containers and old buried tanks in the 9000 sf yard. Suddenly, the idea of tearing it down and building a flip doesn’t sound too bad… But, people are living there, in all 937 sf of it and they want almost 300K for it????
Still the pictures are intriguing. There is dirt, trash, chain link, Plywood fences, artful shadows, and so much more in the mystery RV. Then there are the “normal” houses nearby… How has this one remained all these years, and who will come on the scene to change it. Ok, I’m hooked I’ll add it to my many saved shacks, and send it to madhaus and burbed who I know will appreciate the art of this sale.