Here’s a great find from comments by Burbed reader Swan! Thanks for keeping Burbed to its low-priced roots with this San Jose charmer that’s selling shortly, now listed for less than it sold for nine years ago. At least it should probably maintain its value well above when it was first sold in 1950.
SQ. FT.: 1,040
$/SQ. FT.: $423
LOT SIZE: 6,000 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
YEAR BUILT: 1950
COMMUNITY: Santa Clara
COUNTY: Santa Clara
ON REDFIN: 3 days
Well Maintan, move-in ready home. Walking distance to SANTANA ROW AND VALLY FAIR MALL. CLOSE TO FREEWAY 880-280
Props to the agent who, despite mangling Valley Fair, managed to miss the “Santa Row” goof. Also I do not consider this place “close to freeway.” This house is more my idea of “close to freeway.”
Here’s what Swan had to say about this listing:
I don’t know what the Dudes are up to these days, but this house has a dude who could use a friend. Check out the pic of one of the bedrooms. You can only see his knee, but it’s still a DHO! The realtard’s write up and the other pics are worth a look and a laugh too. When you are ready for another laugh, head to Zillow and check out the price history.
My friend went to one of the many open houses and told me that the realtard is the owner’s sister. The owners always have a garage sale before it hits the market, after a long time a "Sale Pending" sign goes up, that stays up a long time, they have another garage sale, and then the sign comes down. Rinse and repeat. The house is on the corner of Winchester Blvd., and is located near senior housing, a convalescent hospital, The Casket Store, and a cemetery. I thought, "I’ll never have to leave a 1/2 mile radius from my home!" Oh, and the church directly across the street recently put a cell phone tower up in its front yard!
Let’s see those other pictures, then, because I thought the exterior shot of the house was actually pretty nice! Remember, we are looking at a “The Contemporary” model from “Orchard Park,” and the original floor plan is a whopping 1034 square foot 3/1. Looks like they gained 6 feet somehow.
What’s the expression? Oh yeah, “needs updating.” But like I said, the grounds are well-kept.
So well-kept, the house is irrelevant really. What do you want for under half a million, anyway? A fountain that isn’t in the way of the basketball court?
Here’s some more comments from Swan about this house.
We went to the open house on Walnut Grove yesterday. The interior is much different from the pictures online. The turquoise room (the one with the Dude) is now a dark green with a hand painted mural on the wall. The gold wallpaper, purple bedspread, and scarves above the bed are gone too. The walls are just white now. No dude hanging out watching TV either.
However, the realtor and her niece were surfing the internet in the dining room. The house is horribly full of clutter – furniture, boxes, knick-nacks, you name it. There was even a goldfish in a bowl on the kitchen counter and a dog sleeping in a bed on the patio!
Basically, it violates EVERY show I’ve watched on HGTV.
I didn’t take any pics though I wanted to. There was sooo much much clutter I didn’t know where to start with photos. The goldfish was great, the mural so tacky, the shiny gold chairs all over the living room…it was overwhelming!
Finally, Swan asked us to check out the price history on Zillow:
Tsk, tsk. Pending twice. It’s almost as if the bank would rather keep the house. And the dude.