Many neighborhoods have mailing lists organized to keep everyone informed. When this message was sent beyond the original in-group, I found the name of the ‘hood intriguing enough to check out the house.
Subject: Fw: [subparcoop] Friends interested in buying in SubPar?
From one of my neighbors. I can attest that my neighborhood is a special place for families! Houses don’t last long on the market.
Often times I see emails from people who have friends who are interested in buying a house in our wonderful neighborhood, so I wanted to reach out to let you know our house (15 Greenwood Place- 3 bed/1 bath) is on the market and will be open this weekend. We’ve found another house (close by!) that we’re hoping to buy (that will better fit our growing family), so we’re looking for eager Suburban Park lovers who are ready to buy. If you know someone who might be interested, please have them (or their realtor) reach out to our agent for details ASAP: Sharon Walz 650-279-4652
There it is in the subject line: are you interested in buying in SubPar? SubPar? That’s a, um, er, fascinating nickname for the Suburban Park area of Menlo Park. Have a look and see what you get in this special place where houses don’t last long on the market. (Including this one, it sold in a week. But no overbidding.)
SQ. FT.: 1,210
$/SQ. FT.: $825
LOT SIZE: 6,820 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
STYLE: Ranch, Traditional
YEAR BUILT: 1948
COMMUNITY: Flood Park Area
COUNTY: San Mateo
ON REDFIN: 4 days
Coveted Suburban Park remodeled and updated jewel. Fabulous kitchen w/ granite counters, viking range, stainless steel top appliances. New windows, plantation shutters crown moldings and baseboards, receessed lighting, high end interior and exterior doors. Newer air conditioning and forced air. Garage is amazing playroom with heat and air. Amazing family neighborhood w Menlo Schools. A real 10+
Yes, it might be SubPar, but it’s still a real 10+! And the garage is an amazing playroom with heat and air. That’s amazing alright. Most of the houses I’ve looked at didn’t have to call out that they had a breathable gas mix. Maybe in Menlo Park the atmosphere is so rarefied you had better verify before submitting an offer. Perhaps that’s why the lighting is receessed.
You do realize that they’re saying this house is much too valuable to waste any space for parking cars. Let’s see, viking range (small v), check, stainless steel appliances, check, granite counters, check, what’s missing? Pergo? Hummer on the driveway? Letter from a would-be buyer? 5% first mortgage and 15% second, with no out-of-pocket? How about what the 2004 sellers pulled off, listing the place for $795K and selling it for $904K? Is this place worth more now than it was then? Remember, the garage is an amazing playroom and it’s in an amazing family neighborhood. With schools, even. That’s almost as amazing as the heat and air.