March 5, 2009

Probate sale in Cupertino…. just $993 per square foot!

10131 SANTA CLARA Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014 | MLS# 80850774
10131 SANTA CLARA Ave Cupertino, CA 95014
Price: $810,000

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 816
$/Sq. Ft.: $993
Lot Size: 7,500 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Traditional
Year Built: 1945
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Neighborhood: Cupertino
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80850774
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 49 days
Fixer with a lot of potential! Cupertino * Monta Vista high school * * Kennedy middle * * Stevens Creek elementary * * Lot is over 7,400 sf. This is not a short sale. Probate sale * * Easy process * *

Whenever I need a pick me up, I know where to turn – Cupertino.

Ahhh…. at $993 per square foot, this house exemplifies what is amazing about the Real Bay Area. Let’s take a look at the one interior pic shall we?


Ooh I feel goosebumpy already!

What a beaut! Thank you Cupertino! Thank you for cheering me up!

My god… if only this could clear $1000 per square foot, then we would really be rocking! Woot!

Maybe next year… maybe next year…

Comments (47) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:01 am

February 20, 2009

The continuing saga of 2239 Poplar Ave in East Palo Alto

You know what we haven’t seen on Burbed in a while? 2239 Poplar!

First, let’s go back to February 21, 2006 and see the first showing on Burbed:

Then it showed up on Burbed (8/21) because the price had been hiked. This is what it looked like:

The house then went for some remodelling and looked like this as of October 2, 2006:


Well… after doing some research, it looks like this house can still be yours! Now for a new price of just $399,000!

2239 POPLAR AVE, East Palo Alto, CA – #80781877 – House for sale
2239 POPLAR Avenue East Palo Alto, CA

East Palo Alto Area House, SAN MATEO COUNTY County, 94303
$1,793 per month Return to Map
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
SQFT: 1010
Built: 1947
Days: 213
2 More Photos
Agent’s Description

OWNER WILL CONSIDER SOME FINANCING!! MAKE US AN OFFER! Delightful one level home ready to move into. Freshly painted and carpeted (Feb. 08). Roof and heater installed within the past 3 years. Double paned windows. Fireplace in living room. One car garage. Great yard. Bath remodeled within past 3 years too. All appliances stay! Great House!”NOT A SHORT SALE!!

A lot has changed these last few years, but one thing stays the same – 2239 Poplar Ave is waiting for you! Buy it today!

Comments (29) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:44 am

February 6, 2009

Let’s play: What’s wrong with this house in Campbell?

412 N CENTRAL Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 | MLS# 80900054
412 N CENTRAL Ave Campbell, CA 95008
Price: $779,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,549
$/Sq. Ft.: $503
Lot Size: 6,098 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Year Built: 1941
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Neighborhood: Campbell
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80900054
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 23 days
LOCATION! BEAUTIFUL HOME IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN CAMPBELL, Remodeled kitchen , recessed lighting, remodeled baths with all new copper plumbing, hardwood floors and new carpet in master bedroom, crown molding, central heating and air conditioning, newer composition roof, indoor laundry area. NOT A SHORT SALE. MOTIVATED SELLER WILL CONSIDER ANY OFFER.

At $503 per square foot, the price for this house in Campbell seems somewhat reasonable.

Yet, there are so many odd things about this house. Aside from the mysterious patch of dead grass, there are other things that I just can’t put my finger on.

What can you find that’s wrong with this house?

Comments (15) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:41 am

January 15, 2009

Affordable homes in Scotts Valley – amazing bathroom views!

355 Woodland Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 Scotts Valley North MLS# 80850169 – Property Details


* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1979
* Lot Size: 39500
* Square Footage: 1360
* List Date: 12/18/2008
* Garage Spaces: 1

* MLS#: 80850169
Great opportunity to own a piece of Scotts Valley! Home details are from last MLS listing. Home was left in the middle of major recontruction. Fixer upper or tear down. No kitchen, only one bath. Please view with caution. Unsafe deck. The information is provided by others and has not been verified by CENTURY 21 Alpha, seller or listing agent. Not a short sale!

Burbed doesn’t usually venture to Scotts Valley, but fortunately Burbed reader Scott (no relation) did and this is what he found!

Wowsers. Talk about affordable. And its just a short commute on beautiful 17.

The fact that this is half finished is what makes this an amazing deal. Look at some of the work that has been done already:


If that’s not an awesome design I don’t know what is. After a long day of work you can come home, soak in the bathtub, and admire nature all at the same time. Wowsers. And if you have to go potty, it’s right next to it!

This house is just waiting for you to complete the masterpiece. Quick! How will you complete this:


Wow. I think the boundaries between space and time are collapsing here. Hey, that means you can build an unpermitted addition into the 4th or 5th dimension!

Comments (22) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:16 am

January 13, 2009

San Jose house located on a Court – the Court of 880

1872 Walnut Grove Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 MLS# 80845220 – Property Details



* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: 1946
* Lot Size: 5100
* Square Footage: 1092
* List Date: 11/13/2008

* Garage Spaces: 2
Located on a court, enclosed front patio, partial hardwood, some double pane windows. Not a short sale!! The information is provided by others and has not been verified by CENTURY 21 Alpha, seller or listing agent. Each CENTURY 21 office is independently owned and operated.

Thanks to Burbed reader Michelle for this find.

Frankly, this is not quite what I had in mind when I read that this house was on a court. But it’s a good thing that some windows are double pane – not all. Otherwise, you might miss out on the ambiance of living on 280. How would you know what is going on? If you should wait another 15 minutes or so for the rush hour to end?

The information is provided by others and has not been verified by BURBED, seller or listing agent or anyone of intelligence. Each BURBED post is unique and special like a snowflake. Brought to you by BURBED.

Comments (35) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:58 am

January 7, 2009

More affordable homes in Mountain View – just $675,000

875 San Ardo Way, Mountain View, CA 94043 North Shoreline MLS# 80848738 – Property Details


* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1962
* Lot Size: 6144
* Square Footage: 1060
* List Date: 12/9/2008
* Garage Spaces: 2

What a great opportunity!! Turn this Mountain View home into your dream home. Bring your contractor, and your ideas to take this property to the next level. Original hardwood floors, room for your RV or Boat, open floor plan. NOT A SHORT SALE.. Just a home in need of some TLC.

Sheesh, at these prices, Burbed might not exist in the near future. $636 per square foot for what is NOT A SHORT SALE?  They’re practically giving this house away! It’s even got easy access to freeways – I don’t know why the Realtor forgot to mention this!

The best part?


I’m not sure what’s going on in that window (is it looking into another room), but I can tell you right now that funky stove is going to be an instant collector’s item that will only add to this house’s value.

Comments (95) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:39 am

September 3, 2008

It’s like a black and white cookie – but in South San Francisco

508 Rocca Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080 Parkway MLS# 80759381 – Property Details


* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 3
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: 1956
* Lot Size: 5096
* Square Footage: 1150
* List Date: 10/24/2007
* Garage Spaces: 2

* MLS#: 80759381
Come see this great starter home in one of South San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods. 3 bedroom, 2 baths, hardwood floors throughout, large private,rear yard. NOT A SHORT SALE…..JUST REDUCED $40,000

Wow… who knew that dual tone houses were such a rage. Lately I’ve seen quite a few! You know what it reminds me of?


Oh come on… you don’t see the resemblance?

In any case, this is located in one of South San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods – you know, that one. No no… you’re think of the other one. This is the most popular one. Yeah! Exactly!

Buy this house today. Whether you’re in your blue phase, or your minimalist phase, you can live with your multiple personalities just fine in this hot city!

Comments (109) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

August 25, 2008

“wave good bye !!! renting days will be over”

727 Elm St, Redwood City, CA 94063 MLS# 80817142 – Property Details


* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 2
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: 1939
* Lot Size: 5000
* Square Footage: 810
* List Date: 6/23/2008
* Garage Spaces: 1

Great oppourtunity for all buyers!!!NOT A SHORT SALE wave good bye !!! renting days will be over when your clients invest in this cute rancher home!! it has bonus room in the back With it’s own Bath , also bunus room in garage area. Perfect for an in law!Great Location!!!

That’s right ladies and gentlemen! Be prepared to wave good bye to your renting days because once you buy this home, this excellent oppourtunity for all buyers, you will be set for life.

The bunus room for your in-laws is a dream for most – honestly I can’t think of why you wouldn’t want to spend $714 per square foot for this fine fine house. Heck, you could rent it out! Boom instant passive income!

Garage? Bah! Who needs that.

This is really like buying one house, and getting a bonus condo! What’s stopping you now?

Comments (68) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

August 4, 2008

$130,000 house in Silicon Valley. Not a mistake.

2269 ADDISON Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Price: $130,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 650
$/Sq. Ft.: $200
Lot Size: 2,500 Sq. Ft.
Age (Years): 57
Year Built: 1951
Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1 Story
Neighborhood: East of U.S. 101
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80819060
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 33 days
Single family home is a fixer upper. Lots of potential. Close to transportation and shopping. NOT a short sale.

Holy. Cow.

If this doesn’t signify the bottom, I don’t know what does. A house for just $130,000.

Here’s what Burbed reader Brian had to say:

It wasn’t the boarded up windows, the 2500 sq ft lot, the all concrete lot, or the fact that the house looks like a garage that was a “wow” factor for me.

No, it was the Z-Estimate, that said that 2% of the homes in the zip code have a value lower than this home.

And with a Z-Estimate of $370,000, you’d be missing out on $240,000 of instant equity!

I present a challenge to the readers of Burbed, find a house in the bottom 1%.

– Brian

Nice find Brian. Again. Holy cow. That’s a crap load of instant equity!

Nice challenge.

Does anyone care to take up Brian on this offer? Or are y’all too busy putting bids on this amazing steal?

Comments (7) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:10 am

July 25, 2008

Giant Price Cut at 304 America Ave in Sunnyvale

304 America Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 2
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: 1940
* Lot Size: 3350
* Square Footage: 754
* List Date: 2/16/2008
* Garage Spaces: 1
NEW PRICE REDUCTION.!!!! NOT A SHORT SALE !!!!. MOTIVATED SELLER. Very clean, nice and cozy home. Easy access to freeways close to school and parks, move in condition you must see it to appreciate. Please bring all buyers and present offers.

How much of a price reduction is this? A huge one!

Let’s look at the last time this house was featured on Burbed:

Wowsers! That’s over 4% off! It’s not clear if the dog is still included though.

I’m telling you, sellers are bending over backwards to meet you greedy buyers. What are you waiting for? This house could be yours, earning you instant equity already!

Comments (134) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:18 am