150 31st Avenue was reviewed over the past few days in the Beresford/Hillsdale neighborhood in San Mateo. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!
150 31st Ave, San Mateo
Address: 150 31st Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Listed at: $1,248,000
Total Square Feet: 1,600
The home was owned by the same family for thirty four years, 1979-2013. It was put on the market in very clean but outdated condition and 2 beds 1 bath and sold in July 2013 for $101k over the asking price of $679K. It sold to cash buyers, closed in 4 days and was on the market a total of 8 days.
Since July of last year, the current owners had the property completely re-done. They added lots of space: a master suite, a family room open to kitchen and backyard, a separate hallway, and redid every detail in beautiful taste and excellent materials, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, fireplace mantel, skylights, windows, doors, floors, roof. Also a deck and patio were re-done in the backyard. It’s been fixed. Time to flip!
It has brand new, outstanding quality feel, yet the original old charm has been retained. The bright, most luxurious kitchen/ family room are the home’s highlights. The master bedroom offers great luxury too, is very spacious and has a gorgeous bath. The living room is very elegant with a unique, high style centerpiece of a fireplace mantel. The old and new wood floors blend well. There is abundant interior light due to new, large windows throughout, skylights and recessed lighting. It is also quiet inside the home, due to the modern quality of windows and doors.
The front curb appeal is clean, but at this price I would have liked to have the drive way re-paved as it is showing its age, with significant cracks.
The list price point at just about $1.25MM is unusual on this block of 31st Avenue and for a single story home with a one car garage. Heavy car traffic goes through in the early morning and afternoon to and from Hillsdale High School, only a few blocks away on 31st Avenue and Alameda de Las Pulgas. The hustle and bustle of the Hillsdale Mall will also be noticeable at the property during holiday shopping seasons.
This property is in superb proximity to all the conveniences any one could need. Is just minutes from the Hillsdale Mall, recreation center, elementary and middle schools, library, medical facilities, almost across the street from the fabulous, East and West Hillsdale parks, restaurants, senior center, transportation, and easy access to freeways. The home is perfectly ready for a new generation to enjoy it.
The expansion and remodel of this home have been done to still retain the original façade and neighborhood style. The comfort and luxury is ideal for a family on the go, participating in all this superb community has to offer.
The list price of $1,248M translates to $780/Sq. Ft. which is on the high side compared to the most recent, comparable sales. This home is one of only four available properties for sale currently in the Beresford Manor/Hillsdale neighborhood. And there is only one, currently available, on Fernwood, that really competes with it at a higher price, closer to $1.3MM. I do expect it to sell just within a few weeks.
The home will definitely gain curb appeal with a newly built driveway. But to very motivated buyers this will not make much of a difference.
Below are my overall ratings for 150 31st Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403:
Layout/Floor Plan: 5
Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3
Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 4
Overall Value: 4
The listing agent for this property is Deborah Elowson with Coldwell Banker-Burlingame.
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