Tuesday, November 29, 2005

La Very Petite Maison in San Rafael

According to the realtor's write-up, this 756 sq ft PoS in San Rafael (built in 1925) is "french country style" with a decent garden -- "La petite maison avec le grande jardin". I drove all through rural France for a month and I didn't see anything like this. And what's with all the French? Is that some lame selling tactic? So using French in the write-up helps it sell? I wonder if speaking French is a requirement to be a realtor in Marin. Anyway, no upgrades (not even the obligatory granite counter tops) but the seller is throwing in the VW Beetle -- "added bonus: an original vw bug, pour vous. Yours now! Merci". They must be desperate. Ok, so how much does 756 sq ft of PoS cost you in San Rafael? $699,000. That's $924.60 per sq ft.


Blogger marin_explorer said...

"Pour vous?"
Excuse my bad French, but it sounds so chíc to write:

"Maison très petite mais chère...
Voiture laide avec huile sur l'allée
Pour vous dupez"

This home is misérable in any language.

November 29, 2005 5:49 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

Oil on the driveway? I must have missed that detail.

November 29, 2005 7:28 PM  
Anonymous by_palladium said...

You should post a link to the realtor's web site so I can verify that the car is included. But wait...that isn't a Deux Chevaux- deal off.

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to call this a "French Collonial" since marin was once a colony of france?

November 30, 2005 7:53 AM  
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November 30, 2005 8:44 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

I wonder if realtor write-ups in the Mendocino area feature Russian?

November 30, 2005 10:07 AM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

LOL...maybe I can find a "dacha fit for a Tsar" up there.

Btw, thanks for posting that pricing history. Pretty dramatic to see the calculated "appreciation" over a few short years.

November 30, 2005 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like another last grasp at trying to flip something the seller should have never puchased.

December 06, 2005 12:04 PM  

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