July 28, 2011

GREATE BUSINESS POORTUNITY

Thanks to Burbed reader and occasional Guest Editor sonarrat for today’s featured home.

2250 STORY Rd, San Jose, CA 95122
$325,000

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BEDS: 3
BATHS:  2
SQ. FT.: 1,228
$/SQ. FT.: $265
LOT SIZE: 5,500 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
STORIES: 1
VIEW: Neighborhood
YEAR BUILT: 1963
COMMUNITY: Alum Rock
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81127940
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Pending Without Release
ON REDFIN: 18 days

REGULAR SALE * * COMMERCIAL ZONE * * GREATE BUSINESS POORTUNITY * THIS PROPERTY FEATURES 3BED/2BTH INCLUDES UPGRADE SUCH AS NEW PAINT, KITCHEN CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTER TOP, PERGO FLOOR, BATHROOM, NEW LANDSCAPE FRONT/BACK, GARAGE CONVERTED * CONVENIENT ACCESS TO SHOPPING CENTER & FREEWAYS * READY FOR MOVE IN CONDITION * SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYER * OPEN HOUSE 12-2PM 06/26 * THANKS FOR VIEWING

imageHere’s what sonarrat said about why this listing was sent in for your enjoyment:

Instant Entry into Real Estate Copy Hall of Fame

Wow, this place even has 2/3 of the Pergraniteel Hat Trick.  Sorry, no “stainless steal” appliances, but you can’t have everything at these prices, not to mention this location, location, location!  What could be better for a BUSINESS POORTUNITY than Story near King?  I mean, it already has an overflow parking lot!

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imageIs it my imagination of is this ceiling not exactly level?

And it never occurred to me to use Pergo in the living room. The warm wood-like structure really brings out the natural-like fiber structure in the furniture.

Now let’s take a look at those UPGRADE, like the kitchen cabinets.

imageHey! Somebody stole some stainless after all, as well as the refrigerator!

What’s with the blue-green metallic dishwasher?  Maybe that was a close-out on somebody’s dream house who ran out of cash equity to borrow against. Then the dishwasher found its way here because it’s such a high-class appliance, who cares if it doesn’t match the cabinets or the range or the missing fridge? That’s a BUSINESS POORTUNITY.

Now I am really wondering what color the refrigerator was.  At this rate I expect it was candy-apple red metalflake.

imageThis yard picture is so perfect in so many ways. How do I count thee, mismatched patio sections, trellis suggestive of incarceration, and those trash cans in the back yard instead of hidden along the side.

Think of how convenient it is to have the trash receptacles right on the patio for your next outdoor fete!  None of your guests will be holding empty hors d’oeuvres plates for hours while making small talk through tight smiles.

And holy moley, couldn’t the agent bother to put the hose away for this photo?

imageFinally, here’s the location, location, location for your BUSINESS POORTUNITY!  And the homeloaner must have a sixth sense for these poortunities, because that living room Pergo is in the converted garage as well as one of the bedrooms, too!  The stuff might have fallen off a truck, or else it was a huge spaving (spend lots to save more)!

One last note: This home isn’t in move-in condition.  It is, instead, READY FOR MOVE IN CONDITION.  Any suggestions what extra steps must be taken by the sucker lucky buyer who has this place pending?

THANKS FOR VIEWING

Comments (21) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:13 am






July 5, 2011

If you hate lawns, you’ll love this house in San Jose

$365,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,232
$/Sq. Ft.: $296
Lot Size: 5,900 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1964
Community: Evergreen
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81113201
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active


On Redfin: 69 days
Beautiful total remodeled with CHERRY cabinet, granite counter top, new appliances, wood laminate floor, new inter & exter paint. New windowns. Close to freeway ans shoping. Move-in condition. Big back yard at corner lot for easy access either front or side of the house. Perfect location for living in & also can be used as home based business. Regular sale Hurry!!!

It’s in to be green right now! And one way to be green is to not have a lawn! Also, cut down your commute by being able to park right in front of your front door!

This house is a concrete lover’s dream. There’s only one thing better than having some concrete – and that’s a lot of concrete!

And look, easy access to King Rd!

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This house is just waiting for an entrepreneur like you! What kind of business will you start?

Comments (18) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:33 am

May 26, 2011

Santa Row, Then and Now

Okay, please hold the pedantic corrections, we know it’s called Santana Row.  “Santa Row” is a Burbed inside joke because of this listing.  (Someday I am going to create a Burbed page of all the inside jokes with links to the original first misuse.  Please send in your contributions for this project and you can get your handle on a permanent Burbed page.  Wow!)

Anyway, here’s a look at all the terrific appreciation an investment in a Santa Santana Row Home would add to your balance sheet!  Get ready to shout… INSTANT EQUITY!  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for some of these fascinating stats, which I find almost as scrumptious as zip code lists.  Of course I had to throw in some BUNUS listings.  (That’s another one.)

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333 Santana row #340

688k (05/25/2007)
$390k today (short sale)  “Enjoy of the night life of Santana Row.”

 

333 santana row (sorry, no unit number given, might be this one, pending 5/4/11)

$690k (03/01/2006)
$599k today



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333 santana row #336

$590k (12/23/2005)
$440k today (pending) “full length silk curtains w/ remote”

There’s much, much more after the break.  Much, much, much more!


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Comments (15) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am

May 12, 2011

A house in Mountain View that’s the perfect summer blockbuster!

$569,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,047
$/Sq. Ft.: $544
Lot Size: 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1954
Community: Whisman
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81112525
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.

     
     
     
Active  
This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
more info
 
On Redfin: 44 days
OPEN HOUSE April 3 from 1:30-5pm. Remodeled Kitchen & Bathroom, wood floor, new windows in 2007. Cute & Cozy 3BR, 2 car garage, great commute to 101/85/237. Close to Downtown. Regular sale.

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find!

What a perfect tie in to this summer’s hottest blockbuster: Fast and Furious 5!

Do you have a 10 second car? Then this house is perfect for you! Quick, snatch it up before it zooms away! It’s a steal!

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:47 am

January 26, 2011

DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. NO MATTER HOW INTERESTED YOU ARE !! THIS MEANS YOU !!

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,088
$/Sq. Ft.: $345
Lot Size: 10,080 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1951
Community: Alum Rock
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80945706
Source: MLSListings
Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 473 days
DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. NO MATTER HOW INTERESTED YOU ARE !! THIS MEANS YOU !! Not a short sale. Fixer upper on large lot w. frontage to White Rd. Future commercial potential. Circular driveway, lot size is 70ft. by 145 ft. Recently annexed into City of SJ. Great New Potential !!

Wow… I can just picture it now. Tour bus load after tour bus load of tourists from China and India, stopping by, disturbing the tenants, all desperate to buy this house.

Wait a minute… haven’t we seen this before?

March 4, 2010

Affordable housing, or commercial real estate in East San Jose

1051 S WHITE Rd Sa
n Jose, CA 95127

$375,000

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But hey, now it’s been annexed into the City of San Jose! (What was it previously?)

But whatever you do…. don’t disturb the tenants you desperate uncouth buyer you!

Comments (16) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:09 am

June 14, 2010

Amazingly affordable house in South San Francisco

$399,000

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Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 750
$/Sq. Ft.: $532
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Detached, Full, Single-Family Home
Style: Bungalow
Year Built: 1941
Community: South San Francisco
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 366712
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 94 days
Very nice and clean starter home. Remodeled kitchen w/ granite countertop. Living/Dining combination. Newer roof. Location, Location, Location. Not a short sale. Not an REO. Will close in time for someone looking for tax credit. In very good move-in condition.
Frankly, I’m a little perplexed as to what’s going on here. Now, sure… I’ll believe that this is remodeled and its in very good move-in condition… after all, the realtor said so, so it must be true. Unlike others, I don’t need to trust, but verify when it comes to dealing with a C.A.R.
But what’s going on with that fence. Is that little green plot of land yours? Is it the neighbor’s? Did they blitzkrieg the property to take over that portion? And why do the photos emphasize this mystery more than anything else?
Let’s face it… it’s a great deal. And just $532 per square foot to boot. But the fence thing is strange strange strange.
The mind boggles.
Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:52 am

May 20, 2010

Do you have rose tinted glasses for real estate?

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 820
$/Sq. Ft.: $707
Lot Size: 4,300 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1942
Community: Lenolt
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81016318
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 34 days
Move in condition. Clean and Cozy. Home ready to show. Nice Hardwood floors, dual pane windows, and newer roof. Close to schools, and downtown. * * * AS-IS SALE * * * NOT A SHORT SALE NOR FORECLOSURE. SELLER ARE MOTIVATED.

Maybe rose-tinted isn’t the right choice. Violet? Purple?

Or… maybe this is just the setup for a new J. J. Abrams movie! Are the dual pane windows keeping the weather out? Or are they keeping something in?

Do you have the bravery to find out?

Comments (18) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:46 am

March 23, 2010

Free Mini-Golf with purchase of house in Millbrae

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,900
$/Sq. Ft.: $363
Lot Size: 5,100 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
View: Green Belt, Neighborhood
Year Built: 1945
Community: Bayside Manor #2/18
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 81008477
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 20 days
NOT A SHORT SALE ! Upgraded and Expanded home adjacent to large greenbelt. Nice and Clean. Big Kitchen, family room with built in Office Area. Marble, granite, block glass, Tile. excellent landscaped. Beautiful waterfalls, Close to Transportation, BART, Cal-Train, Airport, Millbrae schools. MUST SEE !!

Just when I thought I had seen it all, I saw this house. It’s not often that a house comes with a blast wall to prevent roadside bombings. But in this day and age, you must be prepared for the threat of terrorism no matter where you are. No one is safe.

But wait… there’s more!

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That’s right… this blast wall doubles as an obstacle in your very own miniature golf course at home. MUST SEE indeed! I’m surprised they didn’t mention this in the listing. But that’s ok… they definitely included enough exterior photos to help attract attention (no need for interior ones!)

You know what else you must see? The location!

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Anyone up for some good ol’ plane spotting?

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:30 am

March 10, 2010

Affordable house in Oakland – just $99,000!

Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,200
$/Sq. Ft.: $82
Lot Size: 1,800 Sq. Ft.
TYPE: Detached
STYLE: Other
STORIES: 1
Year Built: 1910
Community: Oakland
County: Alameda
MLS#: 40451794
Source: EBRD
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 8 days
Call Leon Washington at 510-638-1087 for any questions. Regular sale

Thanks to Burbed reader sonarrat for this find!

Here’s what sonarrat had to say:

Ever wonder how you fit a 1200 sf house on a 1800 sf lot?

yes, that really is the house!

What a curious property! It looks something that would be fitting for the show 24! Is this where the weapons of mass destruction are located? Is this where the “harsh interrogations” happen?

But… no… that really is the house. Go figure!

And… it’s shockingly affordable. At just $82 per square foot, most readers here can probably charge it to a credit card.

Sure… this was probably a zoning mistake:

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But hey, their mistake is your gain! Buy it today and rent it out! Start your slumlording today!

Comments (13) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:27 am

March 4, 2010

Affordable housing, or commercial real estate in East San Jose

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,088
$/Sq. Ft.: $345
Lot Size: 10,080 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Ranch
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1951
Community: Alum Rock
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80945706
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 145 days
Not a short sale. Fixer upper on large lot w. frontage to White Rd. Future commercial potential. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. Circular driveway, lot size is 70ft. by 145 ft.
Wow. Just think of all the options you are afforded if/when you buy this house. You could live in it, and show off to all your friends that you have a circular driveway. Or you could start a business in it.
Just look at your interesting neighbors!
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The person next door has decided to turn their house into a beautiful resort, with a great pool… and across the street you have Rite Aid. I don’t think you can ask for better neighbors!
So what would you do with this house? Live in it? Turn it into a drive through?
At a price this low, it’s a low risk bet. And if you make enough money, maybe you can buy that house at the corner of S. White Rd – that has Farmer’s Market potential written all over it!
Comments (3) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:24 am