Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Notable Listings

Ran across this listing earlier this morning.



MLS #70067062

Listed 6/20/06 for $879,000
Withdrawn 8/12/06 @ $879,000

Listed 3/16/07 for $910,000
Withdrawn 6/21/06 @ $910,000

Listed 6/22/07 for $865,000
Reduced 12/17/07 to $600,000

Different real estate company each listing period.

I like what I'm seeing out at the Ranch in Wilton. If they didn't have HOA fees of $158/month, I might be inclined to seriously consider those homes. Considering the sellers paid $807,500 on 9/15/05, this pricing is a step in the right direction.

7 comments :

Patient Renter said...

AB, wasn't there some question about the build quality on those guys, as indicated with the apartment-like fixtures, walls, etc? I know you lived there...

AgentBubble said...

The stock models are pretty bare bones. The fixtures were comparable to the first house we bought for $115K back in 1993. I used to jog all around there when we lived there, and for the most part, it was a bunch of city folks thinking they could live in the country.

smf said...

"wasn't there some question about the build quality on those guys, as indicated with the apartment-like fixtures, walls, etc?"

Guilty!

My question is this: where did the $80K in upgrades go?

The carpets look cheesy, and why would they need cleaning after 2 years?

The cabinets look to be oak finish, which is quite cheap.

The ceiling fan in the master bedroom does not have a light attached to it.

I can't even see a trace of floor moulding.

And the best question: why the heck would anyone w/o horses want to live in Wilton?

Is there even a convenience store or gas station near?

And how long have the sellers have had to relocate to San Diego, 2 years?

Sippn said...

Agree, these boxes are sooo empty its creepy.

You're buying the land and a couple of bathrooms.

Patient Renter said...

"And the best question: why the heck would anyone w/o horses want to live in Wilton?"

I have to agree with you on that one. IMO, there are nicer areas in our region for people who just want to live "in the country".

Gwynster said...

Myself, I'd actually like to have a 5-10 acres in the rural area around Davis with a house on it but only because it would allow me to have horses again.

Anonymous said...

In the San Fernando Valley I see similar sights of many 'For Lease' signs, just in the past 8 weeks.

This is an area of Los Angeles that had much of the Aerospace industry's light manufacturing in these one-storey Light Industrial commercial properties. Lots of A/C and electricity and utilities, not much else. Basically bigbox warehouses.

Now re-tasked to other, non Aero industries, even those businesses are moving out.