Thursday, March 19, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

I'm back from Winston-Salem with a property in need of a little grooming:


Address: 732 N. Washington Pl, 90813
Asking Price: $364,000
Year Built: 1905
Size: 2 beds, 1 baths, 1,064 sq. ft.
$/Sq. Ft.: $342
Purchase price:
Purchase date:
MLS#: S514617
On Redfin: 466 days
Down Payment: $73,000
Monthly Payment: $2,000
Income Requirement: $104,000
Description: HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!Historical Craftsman w/loads of charm.Huge Formal LR,original features:hardwood floors,doors & hardware glass & brass doorknobs,kit with 'ice box' cabinetry,mosaic tile counter,coved ceilings,wrap around porch has been enclosed,orig sash windows,light fixtures,french doors.Oversized lot w/alley and street access.'Potters area off kit. Formal Dining room. 1 BR w/original built ins above closet, 2nd BR has double walk in closet. Bath has built in linen cabinet above tub. Tandem gar divided

Anyone else have a headache from reading that thing? This is punctuation and abbreviation hell, but the spelling is on point. Congrats?

And speaking of headaches, how about this photo:

I'm particularly fond of this essential snapshot:

You really put the F in effort, guy.

The opening salvo of the listing description is “HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!” but in typical realtard fashion the last price reduction was in June 2008.

Jun 13, 2008 Price Changed $364,000
Jan 08, 2008 Price Changed $379,000
Dec 06, 2007 Listed $419,000

LOL! What a moron!

I want to buy this 104-year-old dump simply for the amazing haunted houses I can put together during Halloween!

And you know it’s a rough ‘hood when the dude .17 miles down the street can’t get rid of his house for $100,000 ($120 per square foot!).

Shall we revisit my previous post about Martin Luther King Blvd?

Do you want to hear something really sad? Even if this fool cut the price in half tonight to $182,000, it would STILL be asking more than the vast majority of nearby sellers.

$99,900 620 Lime Ave
0.17 miles2 bd / 1 ba 836 Sq. Ft.

$189,900 801 ORANGE Ave
0.27 miles2 bd / 1 ba 1,120 Sq. Ft.

$129,900 1075 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
0.3 miles2 bd / 1 ba 816 Sq. Ft.

$175,000 1020 E 11th St
0.32 miles2 bd / 1 ba 761 Sq. Ft.

$179,000 1240 E 7th St
0.34 miles3 bd / 2 ba 1,142 Sq. Ft.

$140,000 1021 Orange Ave
0.35 miles2 bd / 1 ba 804 Sq. Ft.

$325,000 1220 Olive Ave
0.43 miles2 bd / 2 ba 778 Sq. Ft.

$299,000 1417 E 8th St
0.43 miles2 bd / 1 ba 1,054 Sq. Ft.

$220,000 1337 W Lewis Ave
0.51 miles3 bd / 2 ba 1,240 Sq. Ft.

$209,900 418 Nebraska Ave
0.51 miles2 bd / 1 ba 836 Sq. Ft.

And so far this year, there was only one house that sold for more than $250,000. Which means, just judging by comps, this dude is already at least$100,000 overpriced. Doesn’t look good for this bumbling bushmaster.

466 days on the market? Really? No inkling that you might need to lower the price at some point in the last 10 months. No?

Cool, see you in another 466 days.

And, just for fun, here is another Long Beach house with serious foliage problems:


  1. What is up with the taxable value being $375k, yet the tax so low? You would think that someone did a tear-down renovation, and applied some senior property tax exemption.

    Except: missing the renovation.

    The only thing this listing needs is the words: Lot Value, and a picture of a huge bulldozer.


  2. I've seen the inside of that second house. It has a lot more problems than just the foliage. Too bad, because once upon a time it was a gorgeous craftsman. I believe someone finally offered $340K for it.