Since we had a Sunday think piece (a really nice way to say TL;DR) yesterday on the supposed strength of schools in the East Bay (short answer: not even), let’s look at another property there. Today’s featured home for your holiday is brought to you from Berkeley by Burbed reader Bob in Oakland. Thanks very much, and remember, if you have a listing that looks like it could use a little Burbed loving, please send it in!
1411 LINCOLN St
Berkeley, CA 94702
Sold for $805,000
1,083 Sq. Ft.
$743 / Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 3,570 Sq. Ft.
Sold On: Apr 10, 2013
Community: N Berkeley
Charming N. Berkeley/ Northbrae Bungalow on charming Lincoln St. Updated baths, large front & rear yards, spacious laundry room plus bonus room perfect for office or guest suite. And, just 1 block to N. Berk BART, Ohlone pathway and bike routes.
For your consideration:
This little shack sold for $805k, and went pending two weeks after listing for $599k. Per a postcard sent out by the selling agent (and received by a friend who lives nearby), it received 16 offers.
Note the Redfin ‘tour insights’ (gotta love ’em using the word ‘insights’ – it takes the deep intuitive gifts of a realtard to come up with gems like ‘nice house’):
- ‘Not a fan of the kitchen’
- ‘Kitchen is small and could use some updating.’
- ‘There isn’t a great indoor outdoor flow. You need to go downstairs and out a side door to get to the backyard.’
- ‘Upstairs bath a little funky….’
- ‘Upstairs bath could use a remodel.’
There’s no garage – it was converted into a ‘guest room’ with sliding glass doors which provide a lovely view of the parking pad.
The description says ‘large front and rear yards’, but the lot size is only 3,570 square feet.
The pix make it look decent sized, but ‘objects in wide-angle lens are smaller than they appear.’
Yes, the neighborhood’s pretty nice, but $805k? Maybe the buyer works in the financial district of SF, and decided that instead of a crappy condo for $1.5 million, they’d snap up this house which is a short, pleasant walk to North Berkeley BART.
I love ‘burbed’ – an island of sanity in a region gone batshit insane for real estate. Keep up the good work.
Not much we can add to that other than we’re talking a 34% overbid. And how many times can one agent use the word “nice”?