Sunday, July 09, 2006

Kentfield Biohazard

You probably won't find any pictures of this Kentfield POS on any online listing; I had to go up there and take these pics myself (click on either for a larger view). It comes in with a respectable 3 br 1 ba, 1861 sq ft, built in 1958. Asking $599,000. Now before you go and tell me that this does not qualify as a Marin POS, read the realtor write-up first:
Major fixer with mold problem. No open houses or broker's open. Viewers required to wear respirator mask & sign hold harmless statement. Sellers say tear it down. Contractor report will be available by 7/9. The good news is that the location is convenient & in one of marin's best school districts. Charming neighborhood of interesting homes. You can make this one fun too!
Yes, this Marin house requires a respirator to enter. You can see the yellow "do not enter" tape in the following picture circled in red.

And I love the realtor optimism "You can make this one fun too!"; as if the biohazard nature of this POS wasn't exciting enough.


Blogger marin_explorer said...

Viewers required to wear respirator mask & sign hold harmless statement.

I'm just curious--why would anyone want to look inside this house with a writeup like that? I suppose it's all about "disclosure," but what kind of buyer would consider that headache for $600K (plus removal costs), then do a rebuild on those .2 acres? By rebuilding 3000sqf @ $250/sqft (or more), the eventual home effectively costs $1.35M (or more). Gee, I wonder if there’s any competition in that price range (and on more land)?

This home is nearby; I'll take a look myself for amusement.

July 10, 2006 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. This ended up selling for $715K!

September 28, 2006 9:23 PM  

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