May 17, 2009

Houses in Saratoga, CA versus Port Washington, NY

A few months ago, the NY Times published this piece about new academic strategies…

Port Washington High School Focuses on Average Students – NYTimes.com
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Six at a time, the seventh graders sprinted across the gymnasium floor in patent-leather flats, furry Ugg boots, clunky heels, sweat socks or bare feet. Their classmates timed them, carefully recording each fraction of a second.

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Saratoga High School, in California’s Silicon Valley, has, since 2005, allowed students with at least a C-minus average — “virtually anybody who wishes,” as the principal, Jeff Anderson, put it — to take honors or A.P. classes in English, social studiesand science, abolishing the previous policy of requiring at least a B-plus average and a teacher recommendation.

Frankly, the content doesn’t interest me, but this does set up an interesting comparison!

Both are clearly tony areas. But one is in the hotspot known as Silicon Valley, the other is in a doomed east coast metro area called New York. With all their failing banks. (Have you heard of any Silicon Valley companies ever failing?)

Look for them on Monday and Tuesday!

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January 3, 2008

Saratoga short sale with easy access to quito and 85!

MLS-2.com: Property Details
18541 ASPESI DR, SARATOGA,CA,95070 – $1,130,00018541aspesi.jpg3 Beds 2022 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 1 Car Garage MLS#: 749886
2.5 Baths 10,454 Lot Size 48 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-09-05

What’s new on MLS-2: Search by % Price Drop // Search by “MOTIVATED SELLERS”

Description – 18541 ASPESI DR, SARATOGA,CA,95070
MUST SELL!! SHORT SALE!! HUGE LOT OVER 10,000 SF, PARK LIKE SETTING. 3 bed / 2.5 bath home in Saratoga Sale price subject to lenders approval.

I don’t understand how the Realtor could’ve forgotten to say that it has easy access to Highway 85 and Quito – both of which are rarely used roads. And the only cars that go down them are quiet Maybachs. With ponies. And rainbows.

BTW, this house last sold on 7/11/2007 for $1,250,000. This just goes to show how good hearted Silicon Valley people are: they knew you needed this house, so they’re willing to sell it to you for a loss.

Would people do that anywhere else?

Nope. Didn’t think so.

Comments (10) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:36 am

September 14, 2007

Saratoga house with easy access to 85. Really easy access.

It’s J&N Week, Day 5 – the last day. J&N are Burbed readers who recently submitted quite a number of great finds! Thanks J&N!

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 725262
18962 AFTON AV
Saratoga, CA 95070
$949,950

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This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 725262 Approx Age: 56 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1092
Detached Single Family 1 Story Ranch
3 Bedrooms 1&1/2 Bathrooms 1 Shower over Tub
1 Tub Eat in Kitchen Separate Dining Room

Make no doubt about it – Saratoga is the choicest cut of the Bay Area. At $870 per square foot – you are getting the best of the best.

Buy it, tear it down, and with another $250,000 – you’ll have the house of your dreams.

Here’s another view of this great property:

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BTW, that’s not an imagery bug – there really is a fence on the right that divides this house from the gated community next to it. Can you say “cul de sac”?

Oh, and you’ve gotta love the description:

BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH A HUGE LOT NEAR NEWER MILLION DOLLAR HOMES. EASY ACCESS TO HIGHWAY 85. SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM. CROWN MOLDINGS. DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS. NEWER ROOF. BIG BACKYARD.

Easy access – you don’t say…

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July 16, 2007

"I AM A LOAN OFFICER AND REALTOR, YOU ARE THE WINNER"

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 724196
12539 PASEO FLORES
Saratoga, CA 95070
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$949,000
CORNER LOT OPPORTUNITY TO REMODEL
CALL MY HOT LINE (408)718-5844 MY PLATINUM PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU THE WINNER, I FIND ALL THE CHOICES YOU SELECT THE PROPERTIES, I WILL PERFORM A SEARCH OF THE ENTIRE DATA BASE, AND ALL FSBO LISTINGS AS WELL. I LOVE ASSISTING CLIENTS IN ALL AREAS OF REAL ESTATE. LET ME QUALIFY YOU FINANCIALLY FOR THIS HOME, SHOW YOU THE PAYMENT OPTIONS, BUYING IS EASY, YOU ARE THE WINNER. CALL ME, DON’T HESITATE, THIS IS THE TIME TO BUY. I AM A LOAN OFFICER AND REALTOR, YOU ARE THE WINNER.

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 724196 Approx Age: 54 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1620
Detached Single Family 1 Story Colonial
4 Bedrooms 2&1/2 Bathrooms 1 Stall Shower

OMG! This person is a Loan Office and Realtor! Sweet! I’m definitely going to be a winner working with this person! It’s impossible to find people like that – it’s like being a JD and a MD! You need thousands of years to get both licenses!

BTW, to the owner of this house- aren’t you curious as to why not a single line of text was actually about your house on this ad?

Oh… right… you’re not the winner.

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July 13, 2007

Cheapest house in Saratoga – is the roof not finished?

13990 Quito Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070 – Property Details.
13990 Quito Rd, Saratoga 95070
| Virtual Tour

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Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 MLS#: 722670 Square Footage: 996 $799,000
Status:
Active
Year Built: N/A Parking Spaces: 1 List Date: 4/30/2007 Lot Size: 6969
Open: Sat 13:00 – 16:00 Sun 14:00 – 16:00
DESCRIPTION –
13990 Quito Rd, Saratoga
Great price and Opportunity to remodel existing home or build new. Priced to Sell. Need 1 hr notice to show. Please call first to schedule then show. excellent location to Marshall Lane Elem. West Valley College, shopping

The fact that no interior pictures were included is sort of a red flag. But also, what’s going on above the door there? Are some planks missing or is that just a strange design?

To be fair, it’s on a pretty big lot – so just think, all you need to do is knock this down and start anew – then you’ll instantly have a $1.3 million dollar house! in Saratoga!

Isn’t that what you always dreamed of?

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June 22, 2007

This house in Saratoga requires a lot of $20 bills

Property details

saratog.jpg
Location: Saratoga
Price: $1,150,000
Status: Coming soon
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Approx Square Feet: 1900
Approx Lot Size: 10000
Find nearest schools: click here

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Description

Sad trustee is offering to sell exclusively, Original family ranch
style home in Saratoga. Condition is Excellent, Location is Great,
Corner lot.
Please call if you are interested, in viewing. This may not go to
market, at Sellers request.Property is located between prospect and
cox. Cupertino Schools.

Thanks to an unnamed Burbed reader for this one. You really have to click the link and go see the original website to truly appreciate it – you, see the flipping $20’s is animated.

You’re pretty much going to need an infinite loop of 20’s to afford this house – which may or may not go on sale.

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December 5, 2006

The two sides of 12493 Saratoga Ave

Quick! What’s the difference between this house on craigslist:

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And this house on MLS Listings?

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 630122
12493 SARATOGA AV
Saratoga, CA 95070

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$1,150,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 630122 Approx Age: 49 Years Approx Sq Ft: 2480
Detached Single Family 1 Story Ranch
4 Bedrooms 2 or More Master Suites 3&1/2 Bathrooms

If you said “$40,000 because people love to dream on Craigslist” then you win!

(Thanks to SVRenter)

Click here to post a comment -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

August 23, 2006

Check out this beauty in Saratoga from David S

David S noticed this in the window of a Saratoga Real Estate agent office:

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Nice find David!

I wonder if this is $1 or $2 million…

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August 9, 2006

$2.5 million for a Not House in Saratoga

Ever felt trapped by your house? Maybe you should move here:

MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 524099
all Your Real Estate Professional
For The Address
Saratoga, CA 95030
19420BAINTER.jpg$2,500,000

This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 524099 Approx Age: New Approx Sq Ft: 5000
Detached Single Family 2 Stories 4 Bedrooms
3&1/2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers 2 or More Tubs

Plenty of open space – for just $2.5 million!

Want to visit it? Movoto knows where:

19420 BAINTER, Saratoga Property Details – Saratoga Real Estate – Saratoga Homes for Sale – Movoto
DESCRIPTION –
19420 BAINTER, Saratoga
BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS!!! A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO FINISH THIS 5000SF HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN A PRIME AREA. THE SITE HAS BEEN RED TAGGED BY THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA. SELLER HIGHLY MOTIVATED.

Red tagged? Your kidding me. I would’ve never believed it!

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