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morekaos_IHB

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[quote author="roundcorners" date=1257852116]This is the first I have ever read for a listing in Belmont Shores...





Property Information



* Detached/No Common Walls

* Updated/Remodeled

* Land Lease Type: Fee

* Square Footage Source: Public Records

* No Mello-Roos Tax

* Tax Parcel Number: 7249018013

<strong> * Legal Disclosures: Federal Flood Zone</strong>



Great... global warming, here we come...! Sometimes during high tides, the water is maybe less than 10 feet from the top of the breakers... if you look down Bayshore crossing the bridge from Naples going to the Shore on 2nd street... case in point see below...



<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/4091828834_812df033a4_o.jpg" alt="" /></blockquote>


Too funny, see the third boat? That's mine. I know this spot well and it sometimes is about 6 inches over the street level but it never floods. The beach across the way (Horney Corners) can totally disappear during extreme tides.
 

morekaos_IHB

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[quote author="RE in the LBC" date=1233747403][quote author="usctrojanman29" date=1233746793][quote author="graphrix" date=1233741628][quote author="awgee" date=1233728666][quote author="Trooper" date=1233728416]Oh man.....and Super Mex is RIGHT DOWN THE STREET ! That's gotta add 100K in value. Best salsa EVER !</blockquote>


Love Super Mex.</blockquote>


I'm sensing an IHB field trip in the future.</blockquote>
I second the field trip recommendation to Super Mex.</blockquote>


I am so there!</blockquote>


We have discussed a field trip to the shore before. I did offer my boat for after dinner cocktails. We do have a jacuzzi on that dock.
 
<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/3218-Stevely-Ave-90808/home/7499676"><img src="http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/46/bigphoto/921/P710921_5_1.jpg" alt="" /></a>



Thoughts? Reactions? I think it's nicely upgraded... I like the vaulted ceiling, and all the wood and windows.. and kept the tradition of the house but brought out the newness... next to El Dorado... and a big lot!
 

Mcdonna1980_IHB

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RC, I like the Cliff May homes for their clean lines an zen like feel. There was a little discussion about the Cliff May Rancho Tract in Long Beach in <a href="http://www.irvinehousingblog.com/forums/viewthread/4923/">this thread.</a>. <a href="http://www.ranchostyle.com/index.html">This</a> is a site with archives of many Cliff May houses in that tract. <a href="http://www.cliffmayranchos.com/">Here is a link to that neighborhood's Yahoo Group.</a>



I honestly can't see you in a MCM. These homes are designed to isolate you from the neighbors. The front of the house if walled in by a courtyard so you never see what is going on with your neighbors and vice versa. Some will love this type of house as it is designed to be shut off from the world and tranquil. But you seem like the type of person that likes neighborly interaction. This neighborhood is not like Belmont Shores.



Besides, I already found you your prefect neighborhood in Fullerton. What are you still doing looking in LB? ;-P
 
thanks for that link McD... I have another running joke with the wife when in the LBC... we would go into an open house and I immediately mark mentally the walls we need to knock down... the house above basically just has three rooms... nice...! From the street, the house looks very awkward, and BTW Ilike a little privacy...
 

Geotpf_IHB

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[quote author="roundcorners" date=1258193145]<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/3218-Stevely-Ave-90808/home/7499676"><img src="http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/46/bigphoto/921/P710921_5_1.jpg" alt="" /></a>



Thoughts? Reactions? I think it's nicely upgraded... I like the vaulted ceiling, and all the wood and windows.. and kept the tradition of the house but brought out the newness... next to El Dorado... and a big lot!</blockquote>


It's being sold by a flipper. A month ago, he paid $129k less than list price for it.
 

morekaos_IHB

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[quote author="Geotpf" date=1255557788][quote author="morekaos" date=1255554400][quote author="roundcorners" date=1255345214]My wife is drooling over this find over the weekend... any comments? Price..?



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/385-Wendy-Ln-90803/home/7591105"><img src="http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/46/bigphoto/298/S582298_1_1.jpg" alt="" /></a></blockquote>


If you liked that one you must love this one. Right down the street. Dropped its price 60 big ones today! The flag is up! Ane ther they go...who will win the race to the bottom?



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/376-Audra-Dr-90803/home/7591114?utm_source=myredfin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=listings_update&utm_nooverride=1">376 Audra Dr </a></blockquote>


The views on that one appear to be blocked by the neighbor. The Wendy Lane house directly overlooks the water, which has to command a premium.</blockquote>


Lopped off $60,000.00 today. Not a bad savings for a blocked view
 
the price war has begun.. we know the house on Audra is very motivated... it's a single mom with two kids, who bought a more affordable house and NEEDS to sell now!! Sad story,, apparently the husband left her with a infant... we like Audra a little better... Not that there is a lot of traffic, but the street runs straight into the house on Wendy Ln...
 
This house on Ultimo is back... the house had a Escrow Sign out front, but I guess fell through... it was listed for $790, but since has been raised to $799, go figure? A house drops out of escrow which justifies a price increase?



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/308-Ultimo-Ave-90814/home/8123766"><img src="http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/46/bigphoto/192/P711192_0.jpg" alt="" /></a>
 

morekaos_IHB

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[quote author="morekaos" date=1255060473][quote author="morekaos" date=1250220075]And the monster gasps then slides off the cliff



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/215-The-Toledo-90803/home/7592422">215 The Toledo</a></blockquote>


$800,000.00 off its original ask...it takes your breath away</blockquote>


Almost 1 million off, C'mon, do we have any takers?
 

morekaos_IHB

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[quote author="morekaos" date=1256678296]This one had to hurt. Paid too much, dumped a bunch into the remodel and selling for a quick loss...smooth move ex-lax.



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/51-Angelo-Walk-90803/home/8113032">51 Angelo Walk</a>



Oct 23, 2009 Listed $1,089,000 -- CARETS #S593564

Jun 27, 2006 Sold $1,265,000</blockquote>


A lousy 40 grand cut..c'mon soldier, we can do better!



Dec 01, 2009 Price Changed $1,049,900 -- SoCalMLS #S593564

Oct 23, 2009 Listed $1,089,000 -- SoCalMLS #S593564

Jun 27, 2006 Sold (Public Records) $1,265,000
 
[quote author="morekaos" date=1259757567][quote author="morekaos" date=1256678296]This one had to hurt. Paid too much, dumped a bunch into the remodel and selling for a quick loss...smooth move ex-lax.



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/51-Angelo-Walk-90803/home/8113032">51 Angelo Walk</a>



Oct 23, 2009 Listed $1,089,000 -- CARETS #S593564

Jun 27, 2006 Sold $1,265,000</blockquote>


A lousy 40 grand cut..c'mon soldier, we can do better!



Dec 01, 2009 Price Changed $1,049,900 -- SoCalMLS #S593564

Oct 23, 2009 Listed $1,089,000 -- SoCalMLS #S593564

Jun 27, 2006 Sold (Public Records) $1,265,000</blockquote>
Over $800/sf for an apartment sized home with a super tiny lot? LOL The owner was stupid enough to pay over $1,000/sf...them are Manhattan prices. Call me when this baby is below $500k.
 

morekaos_IHB

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[quote author="morekaos" date=1247087841][quote author="morekaos" date=1241559861]Even the rich can run out of money. I seem to see these more and more around here, not even the Peninsula is imune. Look at this "as is" sale in a very nice area



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/30-Dana-Pl-90803/home/7594111?utm_source=myredfin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=listings_update&utm_nooverride=1">30 Dana</a>



Man, just $75,000.00 short. That must have hurt.



"BEST VALUE! HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 'As-Is', call (800) 456-9107 to preview. Almost finished, estimated $75k to complete."</blockquote>


Well the markets has certainly turned on the Peninsula. this place is now squarely on the appreciation path. Best of luck with that.



Jul 07, 2009 <span style="color: red;">Price Changed $1,995,000 </span>-- SoCal #P689082

May 28, 2009 <span style="color: green;">Listed $1,750,000 </span>-- SoCal #P689082

Aug 29, 2007 Sold $1,050,000 -3.7%/yr Public Records

Apr 12, 2007 Sold $1,064,999 -18.4%/yr Public Records

Mar 09, 2006 Sold $1,330,000 -- Public Records</blockquote>




OK, so you got it at auction and dropped the 75 big ones in to get a garage door...and now you think it is worth $700,000.00 more in just 2 short months? Brother you must own a medical marijuana dispensary cause you my friend are HIGH!!!



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/30-Dana-Pl-90803/home/7594111">Dana</a>



<span style="color: red;"><strong>Dec 02, 2009 Listed $1,839,000 </strong></span>-- SoCal #P712910

Sep 28, 2009 Sold (Public Records) $1,175,000 -3.4%/yr Public Records

Sep 28, 2009 <span style="color: green;"><strong>Sold (MLS) $1,175,000 </strong></span>-- Inactive SoCal #4

Sep 01, 2009 Delisted -- -- Inactive SoCal #4

Jul 30, 2009 Price Changed $1,895,000 -- Inactive SoCal #4

Jul 07, 2009 Price Changed $1,995,000 -- Inactive SoCal #4

May 28, 2009 Listed $1,750,000 -- Inactive SoCal #4

Mar 09, 2006 Sold (Public Records) $1,330,000
 

hairbanks_IHB

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[quote author="morekaos" date=1259843876][quote author="morekaos" date=1247087841][quote author="morekaos" date=1241559861]Even the rich can run out of money. I seem to see these more and more around here, not even the Peninsula is imune. Look at this "as is" sale in a very nice area



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/30-Dana-Pl-90803/home/7594111?utm_source=myredfin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=listings_update&utm_nooverride=1">30 Dana</a>



Man, just $75,000.00 short. That must have hurt.



"BEST VALUE! HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 'As-Is', call (800) 456-9107 to preview. Almost finished, estimated $75k to complete."</blockquote>


Well the markets has certainly turned on the Peninsula. this place is now squarely on the appreciation path. Best of luck with that.



Jul 07, 2009 <span style="color: red;">Price Changed $1,995,000 </span>-- SoCal #P689082

May 28, 2009 <span style="color: green;">Listed $1,750,000 </span>-- SoCal #P689082

Aug 29, 2007 Sold $1,050,000 -3.7%/yr Public Records

Apr 12, 2007 Sold $1,064,999 -18.4%/yr Public Records

Mar 09, 2006 Sold $1,330,000 -- Public Records</blockquote>




OK, so you got it at auction and dropped the 75 big ones in to get a garage door...and now you think it is worth $700,000.00 more in just 2 short months? Brother you must own a medical marijuana dispensary cause you my friend are HIGH!!!



<a href="http://www.redfin.com/CA/Long-Beach/30-Dana-Pl-90803/home/7594111">Dana</a>



<span style="color: red;"><strong>Dec 02, 2009 Listed $1,839,000 </strong></span>-- SoCal #P712910

Sep 28, 2009 Sold (Public Records) $1,175,000 -3.4%/yr Public Records

Sep 28, 2009 <span style="color: green;"><strong>Sold (MLS) $1,175,000 </strong></span>-- Inactive SoCal #4

Sep 01, 2009 Delisted -- -- Inactive SoCal #4

Jul 30, 2009 Price Changed $1,895,000 -- Inactive SoCal #4

Jul 07, 2009 Price Changed $1,995,000 -- Inactive SoCal #4

May 28, 2009 Listed $1,750,000 -- Inactive SoCal #4

Mar 09, 2006 Sold (Public Records) $1,330,000</blockquote>


Forget the Long Beach Christmas Parade...everyone gather around for the inimitable <strong>Paraaaaaaade of Delusion.</strong>
 
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