September 6, 2012

Flip this Complex

Everyone loves a flip!  That is if by everyone we actually mean Burbed readers who enjoy realty fail that happens to someone else.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Michael Boltonestater for this awesome apartment arrangement!

120905-latham-redfin2033 LATHAM St
Mountain View, CA 94040
$5,900,000

— Beds 
— Baths 
13,530 Sq. Ft.
$436 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1958 
Lot Size: 0.59 Acres 
On Redfin: 20 days
Stories: 2
County: Santa Clara
Community: San Antonio
MLS#: 81230709

Quality 26 Unit Apartment Complex in desirable Mountain View location. Unit Mix of (4) 2 bedroom 1 bath units and (22) 1 bedroom 1 bath units. Property has been very well maintained and has been significantly renovated by its current owner during 2011 & 2012. Attractive curb appeal, apartments open out to a beautifully landscaped central courtyard w/ deck and BBQ. Ext. painted 2011. 25 Apts have DW

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If a single family residence flip is good, then this is 26 times better!  Especially because the seller isn’t going to bore you with a bunch of pictures of the interior, when you have no intention of ever living there.

The photo on the right is the only one that matters.  Flip on, Garth!

Comments (41) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am






December 30, 2011

House are now affordable in Mountain View

110 COLLEGE St
Mountain View, CA 94040

$434,900

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<snarky comment> <sarcastic comment> <snarky comment>

Wait a minute, this feels like déjà vu ALL OVER AGAIN.

Oh this is why:

December 7, 2009

House are now affordable in Mountain View

110 COLLEGE St, Mountain View, CA 94040 | MLS# 80945064
$499,950
110 COLLEGE St Mountain View, CA 94040

110

Wow, what’s up with this! This house is still on the market after all this time? Please, for the love of god, could someone just buy this house and put it out of its misery? It’s time to bring this to a close!

Someone, make it your new year’s resolution to buy this house ASAP!

Comments (11) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:50 am

November 24, 2011

Something to be Thankful for Today

Happy Thanksgiving from Burbed!  And one thing to be thankful for is we’re not taking today off.  We are also thankful for our many wonderful readers, without whom we would never be able to bring you Real Bay Area Real Estate, House Price and Mortgage Insanity on a regular basis.

Speaking of wonderful readers, here’s a momentous mansion in Mountain View from Burbed reader dollarbin!

2178 LELAND Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040
$725,000

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BEDS: 4
BATHS: 3
SQ. FT.: 1,920
$/SQ. FT.: $378
LOT SIZE: 4,947 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STORIES: 2
YEAR BUILT: 2007
COMMUNITY: San Antonio
COUNTY: Santa Clara
MLS#: 81129200
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 144 days

Maybe the Final Price Reduction before it goes to auction! Take a second look! Enjoy this stunning 4 year old well maintained home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, 1920 sf of living area, wrap around porch, granite kitchen, granite faced fireplace in living room, 4 spacious bedrooms including downstairs master suite. This home sits in a 4791 SF lot in a well sought after Mountain View area.

imageHere’s what dollarbin was thinking when sending us today’s Thanksgiving Turkey.

I swear this has been on Burbed before, if not it might spark some discussion. I don’t know if this house has ever actually been occupied, the sales history suggests it hasn’t. Mere inches from the Caltrain tracks, you can shop at Mi Pueblo in your slippers too.

If this house has been on Burbed, it was hiding under a different address.  And it has quite a history, too.  Take a look at this!

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And if you think that’s interesting, then look what Zillow has to say about this place!  But none of those missing listings from 2007-08 are there.

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imageHere’s the link to Auction.com in case you want to bid on this house.  I really like the exterior shot they’re using instead of the one above on Redfin (sorry about their annoying little banner there).  Arty!  Too bad the other 4 photos are the same as before.

$725,000 really was the final price before the auction after all.  Take a second look, since you’ll be eating today’s meal a few more times too.  This house and its history can make you feel thankful for so many things.  Why not share them in comments?

Remember to get up extra early tomorrow as we begin our Black Friday Sales!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:26 am

December 7, 2009

House are now affordable in Mountain View

110 COLLEGE St, Mountain View, CA 94040 | MLS# 80945064
$499,950
110 COLLEGE St Mountain View, CA 94040

110
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 760
$/Sq. Ft.: $658
Lot Size: 2,500 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
View: Neighborhood
Year Built: 1962
Community: San Antonio
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80945064
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 57 days
NOT A SHORT SALE OR REO. LOCATED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH MANY NEWER HOMES. AN OPPORTUNITY TO JUST MOVE IN FOR NOW AND APPLY YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS LATER FOR VARIOUS POSSIBILITIES TO REMODEL OR REBUILD INTO A NEW 2-STORY HOME. LOTS OF INTERIOR UPGRADES INCLUDING LAMINATE FLOOR ALL THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE, REMODELED KITCHEN AND BATH. AS-IS SALE. Open House on Sunday, Oct. 25th at 2-5pm.

Wow. What an amazing deal! A house for the same price as a condo! Really, if you can’t afford this house, you can’t afford anything.

Just check out the location:

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There’s going to be very very little traffic going donw that street, so it’ll be incredibly private. And look! Your neighbor appears to collect historic cars – can you say culture?

Your best bet probably is buy this house, and build a new two story house on the lot, much like the neighbors down the street did.

Sure that’ll effectively double the cost of this house that you’re buying… but guess what! You live on College Ave. Nothing will help your children get into a great school like living on a street called College Ave. It’ll be like a constant reminder that they need to study for the SAT’s!

Comments (4) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:32 am