Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Just Shoot Me Now

A ha ha ha ha! $449,000 in Forest Knolls. 'Nuff said.


Blogger Marinite said...

Ok, I should provide some details. It shouldn't surprise you to learn that this is 1 BR, 1 BA. I bet the "bathroom" is to do your business off the deck. 527 sq ft, built in 1925.

The realtor write-up:
Affordable opportunity. Fixer upper. As is sale.

February 08, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Barringer said...

Wow this is just amazing.
If these P.O.S's sell do they appraise for value? How could a place like that increase in value? looks like it can only go down to me.

The Marin County market is in need of a serious correction.

February 08, 2006 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tar paper roof. The tin smoke stack, the plywood deck, and the foreground wall looks like it is made from fencing. This thing looks like some poor sob went to the local hardware store or scrounged up some stuff and built his own domicile on some land he had. And for something like that you have to pay nearly a half of a million dollars! Unbelievable! Do people not see how insane this is? Yet people still pay it!

February 08, 2006 10:50 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

anon -

In fairness I think that IS a fenced off area in the foreground. But I agree with everything else you point out.

February 08, 2006 10:57 AM  
Blogger moonvalley said...

I've seen better looking hide-outs, and chicken sheds.

February 08, 2006 11:45 AM  
Anonymous rejunkie said...

ROFLMAO! Nearly $1000/SF for that?! I think we have sunk to a new low in realtor/owner hubris.

I would love to go to the open house just to see what the realtor's pitch sounds like.

February 08, 2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

rejunkie -

Welcome to the Dark Side, my young apprentice.

But it does make "Dude, Where's the Car?" look like luxury.

February 08, 2006 12:37 PM  
Blogger chris 415 said...

Are you sure you didn't take this picture in West Virginia??

February 08, 2006 12:52 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

I would love to go to the open house just to see what the realtor's pitch sounds like.

Call them. Let us know what they say. I can't do it because I think there must be a death warrant out there for me (just kidding).

February 08, 2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

Forest there's a nice commute--and for that hippie shack? Sigh.
At casual glance, it looks as if sellers are still optimistic--but are these homes selling?

February 08, 2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger fredtobik said...

I love it...

Maybe the unibomber will get paroled?

February 08, 2006 4:11 PM  
Anonymous seattle price drop said...

This place reminds me of one I went thru back in Maine in the 80's. (the up side is they wanted 29K not 450)

It was abandoned and smelt of raw sewage inside.

When I mentioned the smell, the realtor played dumb with a "Huh?"

It was a pretty surreal experience.

Yes, please somebody make an appointment to go through this place and report back!

February 08, 2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger Econ_101 said...

This is simply beyond belief.

February 08, 2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

Here is the shot of the interior:

February 08, 2006 8:49 PM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

nice furnace.

February 09, 2006 8:35 AM  
Blogger john in va said...

A serial killer's dream house.

February 09, 2006 6:52 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

Yes, there is a resemblance to the Unabomber's cabin:

So I would add to the realtor's write-up something along the lines "All you need now is a manifesto and you're set".

February 09, 2006 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why god gives you forest fires.

February 14, 2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...


February 15, 2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger BROMEO said...

I can almost smell the meth cooking out of that backcountry crack-den.


On a more serious note, that PoS is built on what looks like a pretty good slope. A good earthquake or a flood and......

February 15, 2006 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how DO you get a singlewide into a tree? Was there a tornado and the owner decided it was OK way up there and to build around it?

February 21, 2006 9:09 AM  
Anonymous C M said...

Did any of you ever think it may be a knock-down.
it could be in a beatiful location, now build a home for 300-400k on'd be surprised.

February 25, 2006 5:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOO-BOY, check out the mini-ski slope "backyard" and the leaning trees. BWAAAAHAAAAAA!!!!!

February 25, 2006 5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, this _must_ be a joke!

March 21, 2006 1:39 AM  

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