September 5, 2013

Redwood City pink house in Shire, Buyer to varify

Our site founder has this thing for pink houses, so we’re really delighted to find this gem.  There’s so much to love about it, we’d consider this house for the front page even without the awesome paint job.  Best of all, you could buy this one for cash.  In fact, you may well have to.

130904-devonshire-redfin2841 DEVONSHIRE Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063

2 Beds
1 Baths
900 Sq. Ft.
$306 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1948
Lot Size: 3,990 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 57 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
County: San Mateo
Style: Cottage/Bungalow
Community: Dumbarton
MLS#: 81324754

Fixer upper. Buyer to varify with Redwood City Planning dept. due to lot size. No contingency. 10% cashier check payable to ‘San Mateo County Public Guardian’. The condition of this property may require an all cash buyer or a rehab loan, ask your lender. Court confirmation on 9/10/2013 at 9 AM at Dept. 28, 400 County Center, RWC CA 94063.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this house is a New Yorker essay.  Ask your lender.


Comments (2) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:03 am

January 23, 2013

How about another pink house?

That’s right, who doesn’t love a pink house?  Especially a pink house in San Jose!  How about East San Jose, because that’s what Burbed reader Tracy Tea House has found for us.  And once more, you are TOO LATE.  Seriously, would you get off your butt and buy another house? Do you want to be PRICED OUT FOREVER in Bubble 4.0?

130122-pickford-redfin50 PICKFORD Ave
San Jose, CA 95127
Listed for $324,950
Sold for $391,000 on 11/28/2012

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,381 Sq. Ft.
$283 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1930
Lot Size: 10,000 Sq. Ft.
Sold On: Nov 28, 2012
Status: Sold
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
County: Santa Clara
Style: Craftsman
Community: Alum Rock
MLS#: 81239001

BANK OWNED REO! Excellent opportunity to own a home with lots of upside potential. Property has two garages, both have had permits pulled but never finaled. Property needs lots of work and is to be sold in its present “AS IS” condition. Home is in fairly good condition inside but you will need to replace some doors and windows. Some kitchen appliances are missing.

130122-pickford-tracyOpportunity! Potential! Fairly good condition! Unfinaled permits! Bank Owned REO! (What other kinds of REO are there?) What are you waiting for, don’t walk, don’t run, rent a helicopter and FLY over there right now!  Let’s listen in on Tracy’s nomination speech:


Pink and dismal. So much more than “some of the appliances are missing.” How about the sheet rock? Stinking Pink, tiny halls, open toilets, this bank owned house has it all.

Is this the “RBA?” I like the three pictures of the street in the wild west of East San José.

Wild West is right, they even show the broken windows.  We don’t know where Tracy got the above shot because it’s not on Redfin, and ZipRealty wanted us to sign in (As If, ZipR!)

Enjoy the pictures.  We included a bunch, because we never know when some real estate site will make us sign in.  The street, the open toilet, and many more right after the break.


Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

October 24, 2012

A Pink Palace in Milpitas with tons of possibilities

We’ve mentioned a few times that this site’s founder, burbed, has a jones for pink houses. Today’s house is pink… but only on the inside.  Open wide, say Ahhh, and and have a look at this marvelous maison in Milpitas!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Tracy Tea House for sending in this rancho rosa real.

121023-devon-trulia2258 Devon Place
Milpitas CA 95035

Play virtual tour (powered by Trulia Pro)

Est. payment: 
Bedrooms: 4 
Bathrooms: 3 
62 days on Trulia
Property type: Single-Family Home
Size: 2,700 sqft
Lot: 0.25 acres
Price/sqft: $339/sqft
Year built: 1985
MLS/ID: ML81231332
Zip: 95035

121023-devon-sofaDetached, Traditional – Milpitas, CA
This custom Shapell Home is now on the market for the 1st time! Immaculate Condition!! This Beautiful home has been cared for & loved by the same owners for 26 years.*Formal Living, Family & Dining room, Breakfast nook, High ceiling through out *Master Suite w/walk-in closet, tub w/jets, *Private laundry room *New Tile, double pane windows, plantation shutters, video security system, Huge Lot with tons of possibilities & MUCH MORE!!

121023-devon-diningHere’s what Tracy thought about the decor.

Wow  so nice and in Milpitas too. Yeah, it’s a little close to 680, but all in all seems pleasant enough. I am sending this house to you because of the decorating. I didn’t even see the inside of the house, I was too distracted by the pastel color schemes…

This house is 26 years old? This dining room reminds me of some model condos we toured back in 1984.  So that means the current owners were only two years behind the latest decorating trends… assuming they never updated another thing once they furnished this home.

Providentially, there’s plenty more pink photos to peruse.  Please, enjoy them after the break.


Comments (10) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

September 18, 2012

For old times sake, a Pink House in South City!

Longtime readers of this site might remember that Our Founder had this thing about pink houses.  Every once in a while we find a really Special one to keep the Dream alive!  Here’s a winner in South San Francisco, and you’ve already figured out what we meant by “winner,” didn’t you?  We mean that you can buy this house for only twice as much as your brother in Akron paid for his 5 bedroom spread on an acre.

120917-orange-redfin826 W ORANGE Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080

2 Beds
1 Baths
930 Sq. Ft.
$349 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1945
Lot Size: 4,240 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 4 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
County: San Mateo
Style: Ranch
Community: Avalon Park
MLS#: 81233867

Great location in Southwood. Short stroll to the Library, and Adult School. Fixer upper, probate sale requires court confirmation. 1st showing on Sunday Sept 16 from 1 -4 PM. Termite inspection report and disclosure package will be available by Sept 21, 2012. Offer to use probate bid form provided in disclosure package. Seal bid to be delivered to listing office by Oct 16, 2012 before 5 PM.

120917-orange-toiletOh goody, court confirmation!  So this is a perfect house for you if you hate pushy agents who want you to fill out paperwork yesterday, and you’re not in much of a hurry to live anywhere, and you prefer vintage fixtures.

And at a whopping 930 square feet, it’s not like you’ll have enough room to move more than one U-Haul truck’s worth of furnishings.

Definitely check out the (only) bathroom, and then look under the cabinet for some bleach to clean your brain from any aftereffects of this photo.  There’s more photos of the other rooms on the listing!

But hey! The house is definitely pink and it can be yours… in October… we hope… just in time to paint it orange for either Halloween or to match the street name.

Comments (9) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:02 am

June 15, 2012

Huge lot in Blossom Valley… Daly City?

Here comes another weekend, so let’s end on a high note.  This one is on the high end of the Peninsula: Daly City!  If you went any further north you’d be out of the burbs!

Daly City, CA 94014


120614-clayton-fireplaceBATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 1,870
$/SQ. FT.: $294
LOT SIZE: 3,978 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Attached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
VIEW: City Lights
COMMUNITY: Blossom Valley
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81222584
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 1 day

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms upstairs with an in-law unit down (not warranted). Remodeled kitchen. Updated bathrooms. Beautiful city views. Two car side by side garage. Quiet cul-de-sac location.

120614-clayton-viewWe didn’t even know that there was more than one Blossom Valley, let alone a Blossom Valley with City Lights views.  And there are indeed City Lights views in the first picture, thanks to the glare off the car in the driveway. 

Wonder why the listing copy isn’t screaming “Views! Views! Views!”  Because this one ought to be adding another $150K to the asking price.

And we meant it about the big lot.  Take a look!


And check out the listing history!  This house could be the basis of its own soap opera.


Finally, it’s about time we ran another pink house in honor of our founder’s taste in paint.

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

May 2, 2012

Prime Palo Alto House for under $850K

Thanks very much to Burbed reader steve for calling this house out in comments.  Yes, an actual house (not a condo!  not a townhouse!) in 94301 in a nice area (not near train tracks!  not on or near El Camino or any other busy street!)  This was a fine find requiring an official site visit with some custom photos you won’t see on the listing.  Plus, it’s about time we featured another pink house.

And since it’s in Palo Alto (hot! hot! hot!), it’s probably pending already, despite this article being written up the night of the Open House (4/29).

746 HOMER Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


SQ. FT.: 660
$/SQ. FT.: $1,270
LOT SIZE: 1,960 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Cottage/Bungalow
VIEW: Neighborhood
COMMUNITY: Community Center
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81215282
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 4 days

Tucked away in Community Center end of cul de sac, Palo Alto. A charming 1926 remodeled bungalow Fondly referred to as the "Pink Bungalow" it has 660 interior sq ft, 1,960 ext sq ft, 2 br & 1 ba. fully remodeled, hardwood floors! Tranquil and peaceful yet blocks to Downtown Palo Alto. Addison, Jordan and Paly

Look at those incredible schools.  Whoever buys this house can fill it to the brim with kids to take advantage of Addison, Jordan, and Paly.

There is actually a driveway for this house, which I had seriously doubted after seeing how small the lot is (1,960 ext sq ft).  However, that picture above doesn’t really do justice to how useful that “garage” is.  Have a look with an actual non-1926 vehicle parked in front to get a sense of scale.


Much more photos after the break!


Comments (35) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:09 am

June 9, 2010

A pink house in Belmont with functional floor plan



Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,090
$/Sq. Ft.: $550
Lot Size: 4,968 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
Year Built: 1947
Community: Homeview/Sterling Downs
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81019345
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 32 days
Appealing Belmont home with a functional floor plan, a dining “L”, and lots of natural lighting. There is one bedroom upstairs with a partial attic. The backyard has a handmade wooden dog pen and other structures, very well maintained. (Any changes made to property, permits unknown).

Wait a sec… this house looks familiar…

August 31, 2009

A pink house with contrast in Belmont


Well look at that. It’s back on the market. With a slight price cut no less.

What does this all mean?

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:39 am

August 31, 2009

A pink house with contrast in Belmont

380 ONEILL Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 | MLS# 80933700
380 ONEILL Ave Belmont, CA 94002
Price: $615,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,090
$/Sq. Ft.: $564
Lot Size: 4,968 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1947
Community: Homeview/Sterling Downs
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80933700
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 35 days
Come see this charming 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in the beautiful city of Belmont. This home is located on a desirable corner lot on a quiet street with no thru traffic. It has great curb appeal due to the gorgeous, well maintained landscaping throughout the grounds. The neighborhood is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, train station and major freeways/highways.

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

I’m not sure how this got started, but there seems to be this meme that Burbed loves to feature pink houses.

Well, this is definitely a pink house!

But what I truly appreciate is the contrast of some of the interior pics. Let’s take a look:


I love the enormous TV that blocks out all the windows. And I love how it contrasts with the kitchen and its cabinets!

But more importantly, I liked this photo:


Wow. You can totally feel the pride of ownership soaring as your flag waves proudly.

And let’s look at who you’ll be sharing this pride of ownership with!


That’s right! All the industrial complexes near your house. The people there will trudge to work each day, jealous how you’re becoming rich by just sitting in your house earning equity.

Plenty of pride all around!

Comments (8) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am