Monday, February 20, 2006

Bed Bugs in Mill Valley

A reader sent in this Mill Valley PoS (thanks!). It's 3 br 2 ba, 1314 sq ft, built in 1924, and very run down. The realtor's write-up describes it as "potential". One of the other pictures provided by the realtor is so fitting for these unfortunate times we live in -- a shot of the crappy one car garage with a silver Benz next to it (and not in it). They want $799,000 for this joke of a house. I'm sure the burnt mattress is a big selling point along with all the crap around the base of the house; seller hubris still reigns supreme in Mill Valley.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow -- I thought you only found this kind of white trash living in Arkansas. A mattress in the backyard??? Did they toss one of the kids' beds out the window to make room for the meth lab?

February 20, 2006 5:01 PM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

Yes, that could easily be a picture of some run-down meth den in outer Sonoma county.
But, of course: a Marin address makes this sort of "home" worth the $800K tag. How do the realtors keep a straight face?

February 20, 2006 7:27 PM  
Anonymous by_palladium said...

Marinite, is it correct to assume that you get these photos from the real estate agent's web site?

If that is the case, I think there are some RE agents that should have their heads examined. If they were seriously trying to sell these properties, why would they put a photo like that where it could be seen?

Alternatively, there might be a competition between agents to make it into this blog.

A burned out, moldy matress certainly piques my interest in the property.

On a related note, is the asset bubble that we are in leading to the erosion in work ethic to the point where even the real estate agents are often extreemly lazy and averse to being professional?

I know that affordability and associated societal implications are one of your concerns. The substitution of real, productive occupations for asset inflating occupations seems to me to be as big a problem - or it will be in the future.

February 22, 2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

The substitution of real, productive occupations for asset inflating occupations seems to me to be as big a problem

I fully agree but in my mind it takes a back seat to the other concerns I've raised (and been flamed for).

February 22, 2006 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you people in CA smoking??? Please send some back east.
When the bust happens out there it is going to be spectacular!!!

February 24, 2006 11:07 PM  

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