Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Uncle Ben Lives in Novato

Bring your imagination & contractor tool belt to make this bungalow yours. Beautiful level lot, mature trees, backyard privacy, borders a quiet lane & diablo ave.
This looks like Uncle Ben's Cabin. I think I can even see the moonshine jug. And the contrast between the picture of this Novato POS and the agent's write-up is laughable. It comes in at 604 sq ft, 2 br 1 ba, built 1935, asking $510,000.

There's been a large spike in the number of new listings following Labor Day, 2006. So I expect there to be a lot of new Marin crap out there to blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the ad is:
"Pg&e and water makes this a great alternative to buying just a lot... Sellers & agent do not guarantee anything."

Another Marin POS: MLS# 20632224 - Shower for sale, drain included. $525,000

September 06, 2006 2:57 AM  
Blogger marin_explorer said...

Ok, that shack sits on .2 acres, but $510K is far too much for that land. What a joke, it's tough to say anything about these wrecks.

September 06, 2006 8:54 AM  
Blogger kodiak said...

Hmmm. Located on "diablo ave." Do you really need any other proof that you have a home in hell?

September 06, 2006 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you fit 2BR into 600 sq. ft.?

Maybe there's no LR?

September 06, 2006 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marin real estate is quickly becoming divided into two distinct segments: brand spanking new, gigantic McMansions, and broken-down old crap shacks like this one. There seems to be no middle ground. In this, Marin real estate is mimicking the population of the country as a whole, in that the "Middle Class" many of us remember from a few decades ago is rapidly disappearing. Certainly it is disappearing from Marin, since it can no longer afford a house there.

September 07, 2006 7:46 AM  
Anonymous liz said...

Ive decided to leave Long Island NY and move to Marin. You must all be millionaires! Im coming to get a job that pays 250-400k annually too.

All of you in Marin have been very sneaky keeping this amazing utopia a secret from the rest of the U.S.

I'm a graphic designer so i figure i should be able to make about 250k+ a year. Here i come!!!!!


September 07, 2006 10:40 AM  
Blogger leewhee said...

I think you mean Uncle Tom's Cabin. Uncle Ben is the rice guy. Doesn't look like there's even room in there to boil rice. So i'd stick with Tom.

September 11, 2006 7:19 PM  
Blogger leewhee said...

Hey Liz,

I think you're on to something. I live in Marin and know a guy here who's a graphic designer. I think he makes about $500K a year. Of course, he inherited millions and most of his income is interest and dividends. He makes about $60K as an art director.

So if you move, make sure that you have rich relatives who are very close to death and who like you a lot.

September 11, 2006 7:21 PM  
Anonymous ross valley local said...

He makes about $60K as an art director.

He must love that job to keep going for just $60K--and all that work. I guess I admire those who don't have to work, but decide not to slack their lives away.

September 14, 2006 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have the buyers' address? I'm a contractor in Sonoma and I'd like to charge them a fortune to remodel it. (kidding about the charges, but I really am a contractor in Sonoma.



September 17, 2006 6:38 PM  

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