Condemned California home with holes in roof, mildew, sells for $1.23 million

SKORPI0

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"location, location. location. The buyer designs green homes, and plans to put a four-thousand square foot masterpiece on that large lot" :eek:

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http://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/...es-in-roof-mildew-sells-for-1-23-million.html

Listing - https://www.redfin.com/CA/Fremont/3239-Bruce-Dr-94539/home/1106345
https://www.google.com/maps/place/3239+Bruce+Dr,+Fremont,+CA+94539/@37.5321043,-121.9514565
 
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Mayne

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pretty much this. I love how you go down a nice little road with bungalows and then all of a sudden "MONSTER HOME" ..

Its pretty jarring, but thats just the way it is I guess. little homes knocked down for these monstrosities.
 

Ns1

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Jun 17, 2001
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headline is ridiculous, it should read "Lot of land in Northern California sells for 1.2 million - previously condemned home soon to be razed"
 
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GagHalfrunt

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headline is ridiculous, it should read "Lot of land in Northern California sells for 1.2 million - previously condemned home soon to be razed"

That. The land might be worth $1.5 million by itself and the house cut the value because of the clean-up needed.
 

deadlyapp

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I just mostly think it's bullshit that as house values climb, assessed value climbs with no corresponding increase in income. You end up having to take out another mortgage on your house just to pay for the taxes.
 

BD231

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Whoever's in charge aint gunna be happy about the clean up costs, wutta mess. o_O
 

Ns1

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the buyer designs green homes.

=/=

Four thousand square foot "green" house

for all we know he designs green homes but wants to put a 4 thousand foot mini coal plant on the property.
 
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GagHalfrunt

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the buyer designs green homes.

=/=

Four thousand square foot "green" house

for all we know he designs green homes but wants to put a 4 thousand foot mini coal plant on the property.

True. Al Gore is the biggest blowhard on earth about how other people should live to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, but he'd actually help the earth more if he tore down his own house and put up a coal plant on that property.
 

Greenman

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I just mostly think it's bullshit that as house values climb, assessed value climbs with no corresponding increase in income. You end up having to take out another mortgage on your house just to pay for the taxes.
Not in California. Prop 13 fixed that stupidity years ago.
 

MagnusTheBrewer

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When I worked in Tahoe, a bartender paid a million for a condemned house across the street from the lake.
 

Red Squirrel

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I can't imagine paying that much for a house/property when I can buy one somewhere else decent for 1/10th the price. At a certain point location does not really matter since you can probably find a location that's half as good for WAY cheaper. California does not even feel all that desirable, too many people and too hot, and not to mention the fact that the politics are screwed up. Try to do anything and the government probably has some weird regulation that will stop you or wrap you in red tape. The less government involvement in my life the better.
 

IronWing

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I can't imagine paying that much for a house/property when I can buy one somewhere else decent for 1/10th the price. At a certain point location does not really matter since you can probably find a location that's half as good for WAY cheaper. California does not even feel all that desirable, too many people and too hot, and not to mention the fact that the politics are screwed up. Try to do anything and the government probably has some weird regulation that will stop you or wrap you in red tape. The less government involvement in my life the better.
Anytime you want to give up your healthcare system and send it our way, let us know.
 

XavierMace

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At a certain point location does not really matter since you can probably find a location that's half as good for WAY cheaper.

That depends entirely on the person. You couldn't pay me enough to live somewhere as remote as where you live. That said you also couldn't pay me enough to live in California either.
 

Ns1

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Jun 17, 2001
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I can't imagine paying that much for a house/property when I can buy one somewhere else decent for 1/10th the price. At a certain point location does not really matter since you can probably find a location that's half as good for WAY cheaper. California does not even feel all that desirable, too many people and too hot, and not to mention the fact that the politics are screwed up. Try to do anything and the government probably has some weird regulation that will stop you or wrap you in red tape. The less government involvement in my life the better.

yeah, all that fucking sun, all those usable days, all that cool shit to do every single day, god this shit sucks so bad. I can't wait to move to a state where I can buy a big house and do nothing but stay inside of it because I'm too lazy to clear the snow from my driveway in the middle of April.
 

:emaN resU

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That's nuts! Around here, people raze $500k homes to put up $900k mini-mansions. I thought that was getting out of hand.

Look at the est. values of these homes. What makes Fremont so desirable?
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sa...,-121.947344,37.53042,-121.955037_rect/17_zm/

Fremont is one of the cheaper cities in the bay area where you can work on the peninsula ("Silicone valley") and commute across the bay. I've seen empty lots sell for millions of dollars in the nice areas.
 

zinfamous

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yeah, all that fucking sun, all those usable days, all that cool shit to do every single day, god this shit sucks so bad. I can't wait to move to a state where I can buy a big house and do nothing but stay inside of it because I'm too lazy to clear the snow from my driveway in the middle of April.

:D
 

pcgeek11

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"location, location. location. The buyer designs green homes, and plans to put a four-thousand square foot masterpiece on that large lot" :eek:

Listing - https://www.redfin.com/CA/Fremont/3239-Bruce-Dr-94539/home/1106345
https://www.google.com/maps/place/3239+Bruce+Dr,+Fremont,+CA+94539/@37.5321043,-121.9514565

The listing shows the lot size as 9,408 square feet.
I wouldn't say that a 9,408 Square Foot lot is large by any means. That is less than a quarter of an acre.

9,408 SqFt = 0.215978 acre.

My little house sits on a half acre lot.
 

tynopik

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The listing shows the lot size as 9,408 square feet.
I wouldn't say that a 9,408 Square Foot lot is large by any means. That is less than a quarter of an acre.

9,408 SqFt = 0.215978 acre.

My little house sits on a half acre lot.

large for the area
 

pete6032

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I can't imagine paying that much for a house/property when I can buy one somewhere else decent for 1/10th the price. At a certain point location does not really matter since you can probably find a location that's half as good for WAY cheaper. California does not even feel all that desirable, too many people and too hot, and not to mention the fact that the politics are screwed up. Try to do anything and the government probably has some weird regulation that will stop you or wrap you in red tape. The less government involvement in my life the better.
I found the wet blanket