Monday, August 14, 2006

Commonplace Mill Valley POS

Just listed charming wood & glass secluded home desirable homestead valley.Remodeled w/fresh inside paint,carpets and mostly newer windows,new bath & kitchen appliances/shiny new tile.Spectacular views.Private road.Has a sunny separate area (studio style)w/separate entrance below main house.Not zoned as sep.Unit.Adjacent to acres & acres of wooded open space/hiking trails.This has not been on the market for many years & is unique & special.
This Mill Valley POS is not terribly "unique & special" as like many POSs in Marin it is small (2 br 1 ba, 1000 sq ft) and old (built in 1968). And I'm sorry, but being near open space does not make it special nor unique because most of the houses in Marin are near open space. And the upgrades are cheap as hell so they don't make it "unique & special" either. And, unfortunately, the price is not all that special at $898,000. In fact, this POS is so commonplace that I don't even know what distinguishes it enough to use as a title for this post.

Sorry about the bad picture, but this was the only one that shows the house; it looks like the agent used her cell phone camera.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I walked by this "unique" property today. Here are some tidbits the realtor left out:
That "private road", it's gravel, and mighty bumby.
The coiled up rope with a no parking sign on the carport means every one of your neighbors and the UPS guy uses the carport to u turn when you forget to tie it up.
The massive hundred year old eucalyptus tree that is inches from the house will be very "serene" when the winter storms come.
The hillbilly neighbor next door has a tarp on the roof and it dosn't look like the roofer is on the way any time soon.
Yep, this place is special.

August 15, 2006 9:20 PM  
Anonymous John in Rocklin said...

Wow, anonymous. All that for only $900,000. Why are they giving this home away so cheap. I guess beaty really is in the eye of the beholder. Hmmm. Any bets on final sale price?

August 16, 2006 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

$900K for living in Mill Valley is a STEAL! I'll bet it gets multiple offers and sells for $1.25M.


August 16, 2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

The best part of this “home” is the view, but who should dump their hard-earned dollars into that thing, when $900K buys something like this elsewhere (and near jobs)?

How long before buyer's remorse sets in--and you feel like a trapped equity slave--all for a dump you can barely afford to maintain, much less hope to upgrade? Once anyone gets their head out of this collective delusion, they’ll be smacked upside by the stupidity of these prices.

So I’ve seen the kitchen photos, which bear more than a passing similarity to an apartment. The lot is tiny (.08 acres), and I bet this home was "worth" ~ $250K in '99. Let's just say a more reasonable price today is $350K. Then it might be worth fixing this place.

August 22, 2006 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the tiny lot, I forgot to mention the hillbilly house next door is within spittin' distance. You'll certainly be able to here the banjo playing and probably be have to endure canoodling noises. This dump will sit on the market for over 100 days before they get real and lower the price to unload it. I reckon it sells fer about 790,000.

August 22, 2006 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that explains why there's only one pic of the house, taken with a cellphone camera.

August 23, 2006 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do I know? It hasn't even been 100 days on the market and the current asking price is $775,000. How low will it go?

November 14, 2006 1:01 PM  

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