Flipper Goes Insane--Pimps out Concord House


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This flip is all pimped out. I have no idea why anyone would do this to a house in that neighborhood. A psych eval may be in order. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Concord/2116-Dena-Dr-94519/home/1769831

Go to Google street view and check out the neighbors along with the skid marks on the road--obviously from the same car lovin' neighbors.

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    Mick Russom says

    Concord is a dump. Most of the bay area is a dump. 1970s/ early 1980s junk buildings everywhere, most homes are shacks, mold, asbestos in deterioration, and horrible elementary schools and high schools. Its a god damned nightmare. Within 24 months of departure.

    The dot-com bubble, and housing bubble have forever changed the Bay Area. The Bay Area I knew in the 90s is a completely different place. Even with all the base closures and a recession, it was never this bad.

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    rufita11 says

    E-man. No they are not. Those are looong skid marks with skips from spinning tires. At the end, it curves almost into a neighbor's house. Put the little orange man on the road and go a few houses down.

    Yep, use street view. They are most defiantly skid marks, you can even see the power-line shadows on the street as well.

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    HOA $25 a month.
    I love it, not a deal breaker, but JUST enough to allow a panel of pathetic losers tell everyone around them how to live.

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    E-man. No they are not. Those are looong skid marks with skips from spinning tires. At the end, it curves almost into a neighbor's house. Put the little orange man on the road and go a few houses down.

    I saw shadows from power lines, no skid marks. If they are skid marks they appear to be from a bicycle.

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    @swebb --Did you go to street view and actually walk the street? That is how you get to see the most interesting and alarming stuff.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    HOA $25 a month.

    I love it, not a deal breaker, but JUST enough to allow a panel of pathetic losers tell everyone around them how to live.

    I don't care if the HOA pays me fees, the HOA itself is a dealbreaker.

    I like being able to change my own oil in the driveway.

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    Looks like a lot of work was put into the house, it looks very luxurious. However, there are lot of items simply not listed and potential buyers should ask about.

    His description says nothing about fundamentals of the house such as electrical, plumbing, roof, central air... if those things are old and need work that's a major expense waiting to happen. If it's on a slab, plumbing work will not be cheap, and 1953 usually means there are old cast iron pipes that have rotten away and will often clog and leak.

    There is carpet on the floor in some places. If the house is 1953 usually it means there is asbestos tile (which was popular during that time) right under the carpet (as most owners simply covered it instead of replacing it).

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    FortWayne says

    There is carpet on the floor in some places. If the house is 1953 usually it means there is asbestos tile (which was popular during that time) right under the carpet (as most owners simply covered it instead of replacing it).

    As an ex Carpet installer, thankfully the common thing here in South Florida at the time was a choice of Green Avocado high-low/sculpture carpet on a concrete slab or bare terrazzo.

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    leo707 says

    Yep, use street view. They are most defiantly skid marks, you can even see the power-line shadows on the street as well.

    I looked and they sure looked like power line shadows to me. They are VERY thin to be skid marks. And it's very odd that the "skid" marks just happen to be directly below power lines...

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    tatupu70 says

    I looked and they sure looked like power line shadows to me. They are VERY thin to be skid marks. And it's very odd that the "skid" marks just happen to be directly below power lines...

    You are looking in the wrong place. There are skid marks in the street. There are also shadows from power lines, but those are IN ADDITION to the skid marks.

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    This house is a tacky bunch of shit. Fit and finish throughout screams Lowes. The structure is a stick frame salt box with some gingerbread slapped on. Soulless and bland and frankly depressing.

    When will people learn that big fat crown moldings and chair railing in a room with 8' ceilings is oppressive and diabolical? The "fancy" cut tile in pic #22 makes me constipated.

    The ultimate in bad taste.

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    Street view, 3 houses down the one with the open garage. Looks like the gangbanger is flipping off the google car :-D. Nice Hood!!!!!

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    Huh? Walk north for a few properties past the overgrown lot with the delivery truck and you will definitely see car skid marks running down the road. No question.

    I would also never buy with a HOA but friends had told me that they aren't really enforcers. The HOA is really to care for the community pool and park. A nice option which I was able to occasionally use on a day pass.

    I found the house that I was overbid on: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Concord/2136-Dena-Dr-94519/home/685242 The same people are still there, most likely underwater. $469,500 July 2004. If I recall, ask was $400k and I bid $415k.

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    Mick Russom says

    Concord is a dump. Most of the bay area is a dump. 1970s/ early 1980s junk buildings everywhere, most homes are shacks, mold, asbestos in deterioration, and horrible elementary schools and high schools. Its a god damned nightmare. Within 24 months of departure.

    The fortress is nice(er)

    swebb says

    I saw shadows from power lines, no skid marks. If they are skid marks they appear to be from a bicycle.

    I thought the same thing until I moved up the street a bit.

    The skid marks are running lengthwise down the street. They are clearly automotive skid marks.

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    rufita11 says

    E-man. No they are not. Those are looong skid marks with skips from spinning tires. At the end, it curves almost into a neighbor's house. Put the little orange man on the road and go a few houses down.

    Street view, 3 houses down the one with the open garage. Looks like the gangbanger is flipping off the google car :-D. Nice Hood!!!!!

    I don't think he is flipping off the car. It looks like he is talking on his cell with one hand while holding something in the other.

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    CaptainShuddup says

    FortWayne says

    There is carpet on the floor in some places. If the house is 1953 usually it means there is asbestos tile (which was popular during that time) right under the carpet (as most owners simply covered it instead of replacing it).

    As an ex Carpet installer, thankfully the common thing here in South Florida at the time was a choice of Green Avocado high-low/sculpture carpet on a concrete slab or bare terrazzo.

    I wish they did that here. CA, mostly up North, used asbestos for insulation. A lot of it is still around these days. When we bought our place we found some of the left over gems in our place too (as usual just covered by carpet since the owner was too afraid to remove it himself).

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    mycal says

    Huh? Walk north for a few properties past the overgrown lot with the delivery truck and you will definitely see car skid marks running down the road. No question.

    I would also never buy with a HOA but friends had told me that they aren't really enforcers. The HOA is really to care for the community pool and park. A nice option which I was able to occasionally use on a day pass.

    I found the house that I was overbid on: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Concord/2136-Dena-Dr-94519/home/685242 The same people are still there, most likely underwater. $469,500 July 2004. If I recall, ask was $400k and I bid $415k.

    Looks like you dodged a bullet, literally and financially. Additionally, that high school has been a zoo for a couple decades now.

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    New Renter says

    I don't think he is flipping off the car. It looks like he is talking on his cell with one hand while holding something in the other.

    But check out the other guy, in the dark shirt, a couple frames down the street. I had the same thought - maybe he's flipping the bird, but it's too blurry to tell for sure.

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    PPete says

    This is a very nice part of NorCal.

    I'm from Atlanta and that neighborhood looks pretty nice. I find it hard to believe that landscaping this good is in a bad part of town.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.989185,-122.0251&spn=0.001082,0.001102&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&z=20&layer=c&cbll=37.989185,-122.0251&panoid=xVZNBE6O7APP2fYtmtsDlw&cbp=12,209.26,,0,17.85

    But hey, I know nothing about CA. Maybe gang-bangers enjoy gardening and planting roses when they aren't busy doing drive-bys.

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    APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

    It needs a trapeze in the living room so harem members can hang from the ceiling and their sister wives take turns eating them out.

    AF, that is uncalled for. zombies and cannibals, please.

    Philistine says

    This house is a tacky bunch of shit. Fit and finish throughout screams Lowes. The structure is a stick frame salt box with some gingerbread slapped on. Soulless and bland and frankly depressing.

    When will people learn that big fat crown moldings and chair railing in a room with 8' ceilings is oppressive and diabolical? The "fancy" cut tile in pic #22 makes me constipated.

    The ultimate in bad taste.

    @Philistine That belongs on the Best of Page. I wish I could like your comment 10 times. Hilarious!

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    New Renter says

    I don't think he is flipping off the car. It looks like he is talking on his cell with one hand while holding something in the other.

    You need to go forward just a little more, and the guy on the left looks like he is flipping off the camera :)

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    I know his area well. I own a house two blocks away from here. The house is grossly overbuilt for the area although it really is a nice working class neighborhood. There's the Holbrook Heights HOA that costs about $200 a year and includes a nice park and public well maintained swimming pool.

    My house is a 5br, 3ba that I put $30,000 into and bought for $185,000ish. It's not going to be for sale but I think it would easily sell for $360,000. I'll certainly be rooting for them to get the $589k although there really is no chance.

    The skid-marks are totally irrelevant. There are skid marks in front of my neighbor's $2 million Lafayette estate. I know because I put them there.

    Here's my little baby in Holbrook Heights:

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3355-Bennett-Way-Concord-CA-94519/18342860_zpid/

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    Iwog, you wouldn't send any child of yours to that high school though. Would you?

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    iwog says

    Here's my little baby in Holbrook Heights:

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3355-Bennett-Way-Concord-CA-94519/18342860_zpid/

    The satellite image seems to show the backyard with one of those tents the police erect when digging up bodies. And what's with the crazy hobo/picker/junkyard neighbour?

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    FortWayne says

    His description says nothing about fundamentals of the house such as electrical, plumbing, roof, central air.

    It's because most buyers are too stupid to look past bling.

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    iwog says

    he skid-marks are totally irrelevant. There are skid marks in front of my neighbor's $2 million Lafayette estate. I know because I put them there.

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    Bigsby says

    The satellite image seems to show the backyard with one of those tents the police erect when digging up bodies. And what's with the crazy hobo/picker/junkyard neighbour?

    The tent is just plastic for the lawn that was never put down. It has a very nice shop and a two bedroom addition that has all finalized city permits. I'm just waiting for the bathroom to be finished and then it's for rent.

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    Redfin shows the listing as "pending", does that mean a psychic evaluation should be done on the buyer rather than the flipper? However, Zillow shows that the Price of $589,950 was only the "MAKE ME MOVE" price (owner's fantasy price) and about a week later it sold for $173,000 which looks like a short sale since the previous sales price shows as $346,000. Guess a reader with real MLS access can lookup the truth on this beauty...

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    SkyPirate says

    Maybe gang-bangers enjoy gardening

    Some do...

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    Bigsby says

    The satellite image seems to show the backyard with one of those tents the police erect when digging up bodies. And what's with the crazy hobo/picker/junkyard neighbour?

    Heh. Sounds like my people...you can keep the cashmere-socks-and-kale-chips crowd. Gimme the killers and abortion clinic bombers. They're just more fun to be around.

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    CashWillCrash says

    and about a week later it sold for $173,000 which looks like a short sale since the previous sales price shows as $346,000. Guess a reader with real MLS access can lookup the truth on this beauty...

    Nope. The $173,000 is probably based on a cash out refinance and doesn't reflect a price paid for the home. The $346k sale was an REO from a foreclosure that occurred in 2006. Based on the remodel that was done, I'd say it's possible the owner made between $50k and $100k on the flip.

    Not bad, but one hell of a risk considering the neighborhood.

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    iwog says

    I know his area well. I own a house two blocks away from here. The house is grossly overbuilt for the area although it really is a nice working class neighborhood.

    I wouldn't have a problem living in that neighborhood, but I'd never send kids to school there. I grew up in Concord and WC and anything that feeds to Mt. is a non starter.

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    This listing is PENDING. So I guess this flipper has won.

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    fedwatcher says

    flipper has won.

    On the flip side -- flipper fail:

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    fedwatcher says

    This listing is PENDING. So I guess this flipper has won.

    Wait until it closes before making such a declaration.

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    It's back on the market again.

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    I'll never understand the Bay Area. The weather was nice and all, I had some great friends in the area, but those prices.

    Good to be back in Texas.

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    jvolstad says

    Good to be back in Texas.

    You mean Taxes.

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    rufita11 says

    It's back on the market again.

    It needs a pit for human sacrifices.

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