November 25, 2012

Black Friday All Week Long! San Francisco Savings!

121122-blackfridayLet’s continue our DEALS DEALS DEALS as we look at the cheapest houses in every one of the Bay Area Counties, and then in some favorite cities!  Today, “The City by the Bay.”  Wait, if you live in the Bay Area, that means some of your County is already by the Bay. 

Okay, today’s Black Friday DEAL is from The City In San Francisco County By The Bay.  Game on!


121124-harkness-redfin320 Harkness
San Francisco, CA 94124

2 Beds 
1 Baths 
840 Sq. Ft.
$427 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1900 
Lot Size: — 
On Redfin: 5 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Junior, Single-Family Home
Community: Visitacion Valley
MLS#: 403079
Style: Contemporary
County: San Francisco

Short sale subject to lender approval. Tax records show 2 bds, 1ba; however, there are 2 bds and 1 ba downstairs–currently unknown as to legality. Owner occupied, vacant at COE. Open Sunday, Nov. 25 from 2-4pm. Agents please see agent remarks.

Yes, you can check out this 112 year old “Contemporary” at the Open House today!  Let us know about the legality of what you find downstairs.  Note that during our Black Friday Deals we are not responsible for the loss or misplacement of any street name qualifiers.

You know what else this property offers?


Instant equity, baby!  It’s Baaaaaack!

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:08 am

September 28, 2009

Semi-attached Art Deco house in San Francisco

908 Sunnydale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134 | MLS# 358172
908 Sunnydale Ave San Francisco, CA 94134
Price: $799,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,118
$/Sq. Ft.: $715
Lot Size: –
Property Type: Single-Family Home, Semi-Attached
Style: Art Deco
Year Built: 1952
Community: Visitacion Valley
County: San Francisco
MLS#: 358172
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active
On Redfin: 78 days
Recently update. New kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors. Ready for a new owner

This is one of those properties that makes me proud to be in the Bay Area. $800k…. $715 per square foot.

No interior pictures.

It’s the kind of property that knows who is the boss… who is in control. It’s the seller. And the seller saying to you, the buyer, “You’re my bitch.”

Nice. I love it.

I also love the look of this semi-attached house. I like the bold clean lines that says “I’m a Costco – but with windows.” I like the plethora of cables that allow you to tie your tennis shoes together, and throw them onto the wires.

But most importantly, I love the art deco trim of this house.

Now, I know that a lot of snobby east coast know nothings would probably say that this is art deco:

But hey… this is New Art Deco, if you know what I mean. And, isn’t that trim between the first and second floors kind of like the trim above?

Like or leave it. Welcome to the Bay Area.

Comments (16) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:31 am

September 25, 2009

House with $5,525 potential gross income

1793 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134 | MLS# 359554
1793 Geneva Ave San Francisco, CA 94134
Price: $625,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,304
$/Sq. Ft.: $479
Lot Size: –
Property Type: Single-Family Home
Year Built: 1946
Community: Visitacion Valley
County: San Francisco
MLS#: 359554
Source: San Francisco MLS
Status: Active
On Redfin: 40 days
Single Family Home used as investment property with gross potential income of $5,525. Contact Agent for more info.

Hey hey hey entrepreneurs! Check out what I’ve found for you!

With easy access to power lines, and protected from tsunamis by a mountain behind it, this house offers $5,525 of gross potential income.

That’s right! $5,525! Did you notice that the unit of time isn’t specified? That’s because it’s per day!

Yep. $5,525 per day. This house can be for all sorts of lucrative purposes – your imagination is the limit. Personally, I think you can rent it out for ultimate parties for celebs like Lohan, or sports figures like Vick. Or… you can have corporate off-sites for Amgen, Genentech, and other firms.

Look… it’s happening already! There’s a BMW parked outside. Ooooh! Ahhhhh!

Buy this house and start profiting today!

Comments (108) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:20 am

September 12, 2008

Did another earthquake just hit San Francisco? $932 per square foot?

372 Arleta Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134 Visitacion Valley MLS# 346045 – Property Details

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 1
* Bathroom: 1
* Year Built: 1947
* Lot Size: N/A
* Square Footage: 460
* List Date: 8/21/2008
* Garage Spaces: 1

This is a conservatorship sale subject to court confirmation. Fixer upper. Enter at your own risk. 50 x 100 lot with small home and older garage. Property to be delivered as is, loaded with the personal property and effects of the decedent left in place. Some view toward south bay.

Well… so far not too bad. Some view of the bay, free personal property, small hill.

Let’s look at some more pictures shall we?






So… $429,000 for this. Ok, I can see that. Maybe you can clean this up a little (Junk King anyone?) and flip it for $800k. After all, it’s San Francisco – and they’re not making anymore San Francisco (except where they are.)

Frankly though, I’m simply amazed by this – and I bet you are too. I thank the two Burbed readers who sent me this (Heather and sonarrat) for this find.

Now… it’s Friday, and that means only one thing – story writing contest!

Who amongst you can come up with the most clever story to explain this fine piece of Real Bay Area Real Estate? Was there another earthquake? Corporate shake up? Let’s hear it!

Comments (16) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am