Original blog post from last July: "These people bought this house in November for $705k. They have not increased the square footage at all but they think the house is now worth $850k. What could they have done to the house to justify that increase? Let me tell ya, for the additional $145k I could've put in a whole new kitchen, two new baths, a brand new jacuzzi out back, central air, a new electrical panel and all new windows in this 1,385 square foot house."
ORIGINAL MLS DESCRIPTION:
"This charming home is just steps from the blvd. With easy access to 101, 405 & pub trans. Harwood floors, smooth ceilings, crown molding, whitewashed wood plantation shutters, french doors, kit with custom cabinets w/glass fronts, bathrooms, eating in kitchen indoor laundry area, light fixtures and recessed lighting. The beautifully landscaped and lighted back yard has a covered brick porch and plenty of room for entertaining."
NEW MLS DESCRIPTION:
"South of the blvd.- incredible steal! Located in prestigious sherman oaks neighborhood of multi-million dollar homes! Charming traditional full of warmth & character. Features include hardwood floors, french doors, crown moldings, 2 fireplaces & plantation shutters! Lr with hw floors and fireplace. Gracious formality defines the dining room enhanced with chair rail & crown moldings. Beautiful sun-filled kitchen includes breakfast area, walk-in pantry & custom cabinets w/glass fronts & pot rack. Separate laundry room with extra refrigerator. Tranquil bedrooms have been tastefully designed. 3rd br/convertible den features fireplace, custom built-ins and french doors leading to gorgeous rear yard. Updated baths in neutral decor. Beautiful & serene rear yard is very secluded & features custom landscaping, covered brick patio & lawn. Perfect for entertaining or morning coffee. "
These were the pictures I posted to highlight the original MLS descriptions. I figured I'd trot them out again:
This house will not be selling for over $700k. The end.