Thursday, July 06, 2006

Patriotic Banana Belt POS in Stinson Beach

A classic stinson beach hill property. Incredibly peaceful as well as, spacious. The lot has views of the foot hills behind stinson beach. There are two cabins on the property.The property is centrally located in one of stinson's banana belts. A great place to garden! This property has great potential.
I didn't know Stinson had banana belts and I am not even sure what that means. Don't step on the peels? Anyway, this completely not updated 3 br 2 ba house was built in 1914 and comes in at 1198 sq ft. Asking $1,315,000 or $1098 per sq ft. of banana belt goodness.

12 Comments:

Blogger marin_explorer said...

Wow, yet another classically overpriced Stinson property.

"...The lot has views of the foot hills"

So what? Half the people in Marin have foothill views--or better.

"Incredibly peaceful as well as, spacious."

Spacious? All 1198 sqft of scary dumpster cabin is spacious living? And who says Stinson near hwy 1 is all that quiet? Bleh.

"centrally located in one of stinson's banana belts. A great place to garden!"

Translation: it might be slightly warmer than other parts of Stinson; a great place to grow weed.

Nice hippy cabin with weed-growing potential for $1.3M.

July 06, 2006 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could you miss the beauty in Kentfield?

3BR for only $599k, and you only need to wear a respirator mask to see the property! See MLS listing #20624367

July 06, 2006 6:59 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

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July 06, 2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

So what? Half the people in Marin have foothill views--or better.

So very true; I'm glad someone else said it first. Views of hills are not in short supply in Marin, nor is proximity to them, but no realtor worth their 6% will let that fact muddy the spin.

You know what is really worth something in much of Marin? A flat, usable lot.

July 06, 2006 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mortgage + property taxes (by my top-of-the-head estimate) comes out to about $300/day.

Be cheaper to rent a beachfront hotel at daily rates for the next 30 years.

("But," your realtor says, "You couldn't sell your beachfront hotel room for $2m next year! Real estate has nowhere to go but UP! UP! UP! UP! UP!!!!")

July 07, 2006 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Stinson. It is a very special place in my opinion. Is it "worth" the extra money? It is for those who get it.

July 08, 2006 12:13 AM  
Blogger Curt said...

"Say what you want about Stinson. It is a very special place..."

Then Stinson is "different?"

July 08, 2006 4:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then Stinson is "different?"
No Doubt About It!

July 08, 2006 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Stinson. It is a very special place in my opinion. Is it "worth" the extra money? It is for those who get it.

I am sure. Anyone who paid so much for so little would have to have rationalized it to death and piled on high the self-justifications. After that, anything is worth it.

July 08, 2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger rejunkie said...

Stinson IS a special place but that does not mean you have to live there. I was just there today -- took me all of 45 minutes to get there all the way from Novato and I get all the perks residents get for 2.5 gallons of gas and 1.5 hours of driving (round trip). Let's see, I can spend $700k for something reasonable in Novato and save the extra $585k for the time and gas to go over to Stinson. I probably would not have to work for a while either with all that cash so I could spend every day at Stinson, if I so chose.

BTW, I capped off my day at Fish in Sausalito, another "special" place that is still only 20 minutes from my home and probably at least 50% more for an equivalent standard of housing.

You can enjoy all the spoils of living in Marin and all of its "special" places without paying $1m+ for the privilege or anything close to it.

July 08, 2006 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Stinson. It is a very special place in my opinion. Is it "worth" the extra money? It is for those who get it.

Yeah, it's special all right, just as long as you don't need to buy gas for your car, supplies for your house, or anything other than surfboards, trinkets, and the occasional book. It's special if you like to hang around the beach all the time and do nothing but surf. If you actually have to, you know, work, and want a more varied life, then it's a pretty lousy place to get stuck. Oh, and how could I forget all the white-knuckle drives home at 12:00 or 1:00 AM, in blinding fog, with goddamn deer all over the roads? Yeah, that's a fun way to live.

July 09, 2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

Oh, and how could I forget all the white-knuckle drives home at 12:00 or 1:00 AM,

Not to mention the abysmal condition of HWY 1 into Stinson after last Winter. How long before stretches of that road completely fail? It's barely driveable now.

I really don't understand the "living surcharge" for this level of infrastructure. I suppose SFD is another option for Stinson, but you're backtracking through Olema, Lagunitas, Fairfax, etc. (!)

July 09, 2006 1:00 PM  

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