December 28, 2012

Relax and Golf at the Boulder Creek Hilton

Our post-Christmas closeouts continue!  Today we’re heading up the hill to Santa Cruz County to show that you, yes YOU!! Can!! Afford!! To buy a house!! Thanks very much to Burbed reader wahnny for sending us this bodacious Boulder Creek craptacular.

121227-hilton-redfin273 W HILTON Dr
San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95006
$49,900

3 Beds 
2 Baths 
1,400 Sq. Ft.
$36 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1965 
Lot Size: 0.32 Acres 
On Redfin: 21 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Community: Boulder Creek
MLS#: 81242647
Stories: 2
County: Santa Cruz

Property damaged by 2006 slide on Boulder Creek golf course. Engineering reports and county reports on file. Drive by only. DO NOT ENTER PROPERTY. CASH OFFER ONLY.

121227-hilton-bathHere’s what wahnny said about this resort location:

Although the photos and listing appear to match the reality of the area (made worse with recent rains), the dreaming still continues.

You’ll be having pleasant dreams in this Golf Course abode!  They’ll be so amazing that’s why you’re only allowed to drive by. 

Nobody’s allowed to enter the property until you’ve paid your cash offer.  If that isn’t proof that The Bubbles Are Back, we don’t know what is.

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We’re sure you can clean up that 2006 slide on Boulder Creek golf course, if you can find where the engineering and county reports are “on file.”

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:08 am






November 28, 2012

Danger Man visits Santa Cruz County

121122-blackfridayWe’re continuing the DEALS DEALS DEALS with yet another region full of cheap housing. Today’s victim: Santa Cruz County!  But wait, you may rudely point out. Santa Cruz County is not part of the Bay Area.  It does not have any part of it touching the Bay.

Oh yeah?  What’s Monterey Bay, chopped liver?  Plenty of people commute to Silicon Valley from Santa Cruz County.  Maybe even Googlers.  Presenting, the cheapest house in all of Santa Cruz County!

121127-hazel-redfin575 HAZEL BRAKE
San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95006
$115,000

2 Beds 
1 Baths 
900 Sq. Ft.
$128 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1943 
Lot Size: 0.45 Acres 
On Redfin: 1 day
Status: Active
Property Type
Detached Single Family
Stories: 1
Community: Boulder Creek
MLS#: 81241767
Style: Cabin
View: Neighborhood
County: Santa Cruz

DO NOT visit property with out an Agent; stairway, deck and house could be dangerous. This is a major fixer-upper, however it is in a great neighborhood. Bracken Brae has hiking trails, picnic grounds, private water system and roads with lovely river access just for owners.

121127-hazel-trashbinsWhen a property listing starts out with a warning like DO NOT visit property, we know it’s going to be good. And unlike the places we found earlier this week, this one has more than 2500 square feet of land.  It also has more than one picture, which means more work for us. 

At left is Picture number two.  Out of 24. Believe us when we say this is one of the cheerier views.

Also, catch the not-so-subtle reminder that rentards aren’t deserving of anything: lovely river access just for owners.  This is like Foothills Park, except living in Palo Alto is nowhere as exciting. For this dangerous listing, DO NOT go anywhere (especially stairway, deck and house) with out an Agent. DO NOT even look at these photos.

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This agent deserves some kind of award, for either Whole Truth In Real Estate Photography, or for skipping the worse views that weren’t included.

Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

November 29, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Cheapest house in Santa Cruz County

DEALS DEALS DEALS, we’re going to keep them coming all this week and next! 

Today, the absolutely least expensive house for sale anywhere in Santa Cruz County!  Santa Cruz isn’t that far from Google, provided you enjoy sitting in traffic on beautiful State Highway 17, or even better, Highway 9!  Or maybe you found employment in Santa Cruz County as well.  I hear those UC cops are making six figures if you enjoy baton twirling and pepper spraying.

Yesterday’s Alameda County special was quite a hot deal!  How low we can go in Banana Slugville?

 

320 FIRESIDE Rd, San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95006
$79,900

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BEDS: 2
BATHS: 1
SQ. FT.: 1,000
$/SQ. FT.: $80
LOT SIZE: 3,484 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Cabin
STORIES: 2
VIEW: Mountains
YEAR BUILT: 1929
COMMUNITY: Boulder Creek
COUNTY: Santa Cruz
MLS#: 81134712
SOURCE: MLSListings
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 111 days

LOADS OF POTENTIAL FOR THE HANDY PERSON! AMPLE SIZED HOME WITH LARGE SIZED LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND 3 ROOMS USED AS BEDROOMS(2 no closets) UPSTAIRS. DOWNSTAIRS HAS TWO BONUS ROOMS AND INTERIOR LAUNDRY WITH LARGE DECK OFF THE BACK OF THE HOME. LOCATED IN A FORESTED REDWOOD SETTING WITH END OF THE ROAD PRIVACY. CLOSE TO THE CUTE LITTLE TOWN OF BOULDER CREEK. AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY!

This place has potential all right.  It’s in the mountains, which means you if you push it hard enough, it will realize its potential right away.  Definitely an END OF THE ROAD OPPORTUNITY.

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And in view of yesterday’s DEAL, I’m wondering if the street name is telling us how to maximize that POTENTIAL.  Buy lots of insurance first!

Comments (1) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 4:10 am

October 16, 2009

Dollhouse available for $360,000!

10272 LOMITA Ave, San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95018 | MLS# 80946083
10272 LOMITA Ave San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95018
Price: $360,000

10272
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,200
$/Sq. Ft.: $300
Lot Size: 8,276 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Stories: 2
Year Built: 1973
Community: Lompico-Zayante
County: Santa Cruz
MLS#: 80946083
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 10 days
What a doll!!!Don’t miss this adorable home recently remodeled from top to bottom. Private, sunny and peaceful neighborhood and not a short sale or bank owned. Only 10 minutes to Felton, 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. A very clean house with stylish accents including stainless steel appliances, engineered maple flooring, great paint colors, all new light fixtures, updated bathroom. This is a good one!

Thanks to Burbed reader Scott for this find.

What a doll indeed! You can totally imagine someone in Atherton buying this for their little princess (or prince, no need to reinforce gender stereotypes!) How jealous will their friends be. “OMG! UR DAD BOUGHT U WOT????”

It’s never too early to start your children on the path of having pride of ownership, and it may make sense to start with this house. At 1,200 square feet, keeping it clean shouldn’t be hard for their housekeepers… it’s definitely a good starter.

And… it’s just 10 minutes to Felton (where?)

Just in case you were wondering, this is a good one – unlike all the other ones that are bad ones!

Comments (16) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:10 am

August 7, 2009

This house in San Lorenzo Valley is the talk of town

1722 VIEW Rd, San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95018 | MLS# 80936268
1722 VIEW Rd San Lorenzo Valley, CA 95018
Price: $449,000

1722
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: -
Lot Size: 0.97 Acres
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Cabin
Stories: 2
View: Green Belt, Mountains, Canyon
Year Built: 1978
Community: Felton
County: Santa Cruz
MLS#: 80936268
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 5 days
Talk of the town! Absolutely adorable Log Cabin Home in the Forest Lakes community. Custom built as a vacation home for a San Francisco family. Attention to detail and quality construction make it feel almost new yet a blast from the past. Looks and feels authentic with a warm feeling like no other. Enjoy the two large decks and live with nature. End of the road access to the best hiking and biking

It’s Friday! Let’s kick it off with an entry from Burbed reader Ruth.

I actually had to look up where San Lorenzo Valley was. Wow, talk about a vacation home. Just look at that picture.

And this one:

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Ruth was a bit amazed at the colors of this house. Me too!

Frankly, I’m wondering if this is an illustration or HDR photography.

But let’s talk about the fact that this house is the talk of town. What town exactly is it that people are talking about this? San Lorenzo Valley? San Francisco? And under what context would people be talking about it? So many questions! So few answers!

Are they talking about this vacation house in your town?

Comments (29) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am