Thursday, April 13, 2006

No Place to Sleep in Lagunitas

This POS is way the heck out in Lagunitas and comes in with 0 br 1 ba (that's not a typo, we're talking no bedroom... zero, zilch, nada), unknown square footage, unknown build date. Despite all these unknowns the original owners are still quite certain it is worth every penny of the $290,000 asking price making this perhaps the cheapest "house" currently on the market in all of Marin County. But hey, it has "mature vegetation" all over the place and at least the "original buildings [still] stand". What a deal.

Here is the realtor write-up for a good laugh:
Down a quiet lane, a long-loved property awaits a new era after 100+yrs of original family ownership. It's a half-acre+/- creekside lot w/mature vegetation & privacy; super location for new home. Original buildings stand but are in complete disrepair. Do not enter buildings; see w/agent. All info on requirements & possibilities for redevelopment of property must be verified by buyer. Sellers & agent do not guarantee anything. Sale to be as is.
This thing has "been in the family" for over 100 years and they are selling now? Gee, I wonder why?


Blogger marin_explorer said...

"a long-loved property...Original buildings stand but are in complete disrepair. Do not enter buildings"

No doubt that love is an abstraction. In reality, you're paying $290K for a half-acre of "mature vegetation", ie overgrowth, whatever storm damage exists, plus the convenience of living in Lagunitas. Without any guarantees, the sellers invite you buy into their abstraction. So grab your favorite crystals, drop by Lagunitas, and imagine the possibilities!

April 13, 2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger john_law_the_II said...

is that somewhere to go smoke some weed?

April 13, 2006 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the "buildings," such as they are, are an afterthought. This is a lot sale, nothing more. Reminds me of a friend who bought a place up in Mendocino County that was formerly occupied by meth cookers.

April 13, 2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger Wickedheart said...

$290k is a lot of money for a crappy campsite.

April 14, 2006 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the convenience of living in Lagunitas

I can only assume this was meant tongue-in-cheek.

April 14, 2006 10:55 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

I can only assume this was meant tongue-in-cheek.

I noticed that too. It must be a joke. Whoever said realtors don't have a sense of humor?

April 14, 2006 11:07 AM  
Blogger fredtobik said...

Ok this is funny. Why not just list it as a lot for sale?

April 14, 2006 11:28 AM  
Anonymous tom stone said...

"a long loved property" a shame they never learned about safe sex.

April 14, 2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

"...the convenience of living in Lagunitas"
I noticed that too. It must be a joke. Whoever said realtors don't have a sense of humor?

Uhhh...I said that! And yes, definitely meant to be tongue-in-cheek. And I assure you, in my best Baghdad Bob voice, that there are NO REALTORS in living in my house!

April 14, 2006 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must be getting dulled to the insanity. This place looks better than the half million dollar hippy shack, hanging on a cliff.

At least you could build something on this lot. It's workable.

Man, I'm losing it.

April 14, 2006 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "No Trespassing" sign is really welcoming. Ain't West Marin great?

April 14, 2006 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the boards and pipes or whatever that crap is stacked to the left. This place gives me the willies. Human beings aren't meant to live in the woods.

April 15, 2006 1:05 AM  
Blogger Rob Dawg said...

Now we know where bears go when they need to sh@t in the woods.

April 16, 2006 6:22 AM  
Anonymous pothead said...

I'm not sure this qualifies as a POS. $290 for half an acre sounds fairly reasonable, especially if it isn't on a steep slope, or if the creekside bit isn't code for floodplain. Could be a pretty sweet set up for someone looking to build. Or start up a cash crop operation.

April 18, 2006 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the hell is lugie-neat-ass.

April 18, 2006 6:20 PM  

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