(MLS # F1722523)
Price Reduced: 09/05/07 -- $950k to $895k
This 2,300 sq. ft. house has 3 beds and 3.5 baths. It needs some cosmetic work inside (the bathrooms are carpeted -- ee-yew) and it's definitely a quirky layout. When you come in the front door there are two bedrooms then you go downstairs to the kitchen and main living area. There's a nice little yard and pretty views. Compared to the other listings on the street, this is a bargain.
This is a real cosmetic fixer in Longridge Estates at $1.025M. Zestimate™ $1,018,171 And it's already sold at list. This is a probate sale that requires court confirmation so you can still go and bid. And frankly, I suspect a flipper has the current bid (because it came in within hours of the listing going up) so it might be back on the market. It's a beautiful street and the house is fairly well maintained it's just dated. Really really dated. There's wallpaper everywhere in huge graphic prints and primary colors. Pink shag carpets. The whole nine yards.
(MLS # F1731648
Price Reduced: 09/18/07 -- $1.390M to $1.249M
Price Reduced: 11/02/07 -- $1.249M to $1.150M
Price Reduced:12/26/07 -- $1.150M to $995k (down 28.42%!)
This 6 bed/4 bath house is priced at $1.39M Zestimate™ $2,088,389. It's another fixer -- this one appears to have been a groovy seventies bachelor's pad. The lot sports really fabulous views and it's a very private location. The pool is smaller but I think it's ideally sized for the lot and you can see the whole valley from it. While the lot is huge ( 28,500 Sq. Ft.) it's mostly hillside but the flat part of the lot is maximized. I can't tell whether this is a great price or not -- it'll be interesting to see if it moves.
(MLS # F1723986
Price Reduced: 08/14/07 -- $1,049,000 to $1,029,000
While this lot is huge ( 21,180 Sq. Ft.) it's all hillside. The usable yard is tiny. And the house is tiny too. While it's advertised as a 3 bed/2 bath it's really a 2 bed and it's 1,360 sq. ft. Which puts this house at $757/sq.ft. though the agent reports that it will be reduced to $989k shortly. The sellers paid $965k back in 2005 so it looks like this may be a bit of a loss situation. Indeed, this house has an interesting sales history:
I have to say that $519k seems about right to me. If this house sells for more than $725k I'll be very very surprised.
(MLS # B2100132)
Price Reduced: 04/19/07 -- $1.199M to $1.149M
Price Reduced: 06/04/07 -- $1.149M to $1.129M
Price Reduced: 08/03/07 -- $1.099m to $1.079M (down 10.01%)
They just bought this house a year ago for $849k and now they want another $230k (in fairness, the house does appear to have had some remodeling). This 3 bed/2 bath home is about 2,000 sq. ft. on a 7,723 sq. ft lot. The original bedrooms and closets are just as tiny as you'd expect in a 1940's ranch. The bathroom and kitchen are tastefully redone. The problem with this property (other than the price) is the two stables that take up a lot of the yard; they should probably be torn out. It made me sad to think of two horses living all day long in those dark little stables. And I'm not sure where you would even take the horses for exercise -- apparently along the dirt path that follows the wash? Not very pretty. Long story short, this doesn't feel at all like a million dollar house -- watch for more price cuts.