Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Another Charmer For Sale

The link to view this house is in the comments section. I guess you could call it a 1/1/1/1 if you count the stall shower. The forest is nice, but couldn't they have cleaned off the roof for $385,000? At that price one would expect them to know if it is .25 or .5 acres. Thanks to the reader for the link.

20 Comments:

At 2:45 PM, Anonymous bob r said...

I guess the Unabomber didn't need it anymore!

 
At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Translation
Bottled gas heat---no power
FirePlace----------no power
Septic-------------now sewer
Domestic well------no water
1 Bathroom---------Plug your ears
1 stall shower-----Lift the Lid
Cooktop Range------Close Cover before striking

"Clean the roof off" if they did that it would probably loosen up things and start a leak.

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot,

Translation
.25 to .5 acres---- The Hatfields don't agree with the Mcoys as to where the propery line is.

 
At 2:54 PM, Anonymous sugarshack said...

I posted this on another story...

Anyone interested in a serene $265K vacation cabin in the San Fernando Valley? Check out the link below...

http://www.mlslistings.com/common/properties/propertyDetail.asp?open=0&page=3&mls_number=502945&type=property&name=

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Just for fun I emailed Windward Realty and asked....

"Your mls# 502945. Is that 385K price a typo?"

The reply word for word was....

"...no..should it be?"

Jeff Canepa

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Melody said...

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At 3:14 PM, Blogger Melody said...

Thanks for a good laugh. You really emailed the realtor. I sure wish I was a fly on the wall in those realtor offices. I wonder if it's simular to Enron. "Let it burn baby, let it burn."

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

I emailed him agian, and said that judging from the picture I would assume that most of the value was property, and that I was curious whether it was .25 acres or .5 acres.

One way the property would be worth 1,540,000 and acre and the other half that.

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the smart assed remark from the Realtor ? Was HE embarassed ?

 
At 3:38 PM, Anonymous redwoodboy said...

There are now nearly as many realtors™ in Santa Cruz County as there are homes/condos that are sold each year. So my guess is that this realtor™ thinks, per the average, this is his one big chance for a sale in 2005.

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous justaskin' said...

Off topic, but...

Is it just me or does everyone now work in Real Estate? Seems like every other person I meet is either in construction, works in a mortgage office or sells real estate? I've been through a few booms here in Calif before and I don't remember it ever getting this absurd. Must be because we've entered a New Era or something.

As a country, we sure seem good at this bubble thing. Too bad we can't export overpriced houses and stocks to pay down our trade deficit.

 
At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I clicked through to the Realtor's listing, which had this info:

"Private summer cabin tucked in the Redwoods of Nisene Marks Park. This'out Back' cabin has no electricty or telephone. Cabin is located 1.2mile off the Main road and off grid. Power is by generator. View only after 2/20/ 05."

I would guess that it's a post-War camping cabin - in a really beautiful area, if I remember my coast wandering days. Back then, the land may have cost all of $2K and the house $3-4K to build.

This type of property, in what is now probably a "no way can you build on undeveloped land" area, gets you a lot in the midst of the CA wilderness, but close to civilization. I know it won't go down well on this board, but it isn't really a bad deal if you want that kind of grandfathered buildable lot and don't mind being off the grid - after all, if it were in Big Sur with a view it would be millions.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Anon 3:47

You could be right. I figured Ben put this on for fun, so I was just indulging myself.

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger goleta said...


"As a country, we sure seem good at this bubble thing. Too bad we can't export overpriced houses and stocks to pay down our trade deficit."


Japanese are much more cautious now, especially with their own 80% RE drop. Now it's chinese's turn.


excerpted from http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~veap/helmarticles


Japanese banks stagger under the weight of hundreds of billions of dollars in bad loans. Mitsubishi Real Estate takes a $1-billion loss on its investment in Rockefeller Center. Sony Corp. and Matsushita Electric Corp., the famed consumer electronics giants, take a bath on multibillion-dollar investments in Columbia Pictures and MCA Inc.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger goleta said...

This type of property, in what is now probably a "no way can you build on undeveloped land" area, gets you a lot in the midst of the CA wilderness, but close to civilization.

Can it survive mud slides?

The weather on the west coast is getting less and less predictible and I really think it has something to do with green house effect. Almost everywhere in the world, the weather is deviating from the old norm.

 
At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was laughing out loud at my desk over this series of comments!

Great!

Pete

 
At 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goleta said

"Can it survive mud slides?

The weather on the west coast is getting less and less predictible and I really think it has something to do with green house effect. Almost everywhere in the world, the weather is deviating from the old norm."

First off weather is NEVER predictable for any more than a few hours, too many variables. As far as the "old norm" I highly recommend that you go to the following page:

http://www.netcastdaily.com/fsnewshour.htm

Scroll down to the bottom and listen to the April 9 second hour. Particularly the second half with Evelyn Carriss. She can more than explain the reasons for the changes in weather patterns. (It's predominantly long ocean cycles) One of her best lines concerns people now building large number of houses on the east coast where noone ever built before, and where even Indians avoided. "They call it Cape Fear for a reason."

 
At 5:11 AM, Anonymous semper fubar said...

I was amused by its classification as a "single family home." Maybe if your family is you and the raccoon you've named "Bub" out back eating your trash.
:-)

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And isn't that the wash hanging out to dry on the left side of the cabin? Whoever took the picture couldn't have done any worse if he'd waited til midnight.

 
At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least I can now feel better about my cabin at the skydiving club. And converted to $, it only cost me $2000. That includes electricity, full insulation and garden maintenance with a full view of the landing area.

 

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