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Flipper Goes Insane--Pimps out Concord House


By rufita11   Follow   Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 12:03pm PST   7,233 views   46 comments
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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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Goran_K   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 2:10am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 7

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.

leo707   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 2:38am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 8

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.

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 2:59am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike (2)     Comment 9

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.

swebb   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 3:04am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 10

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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.

rufita11   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 3:18am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

@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.

epitaph   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 3:23am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 12

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.

FortWayne   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 4:00am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 13

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).

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 4:05am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 14

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.

tatupu70   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 4:23am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 15

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...

Homeboy   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 4:46pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 16

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.

Philistine   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 4:56pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 17

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.

yup1   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 4:58pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 18

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

mycal   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 12:32am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 19

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.

New Renter   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 12:51am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 20

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.

yup1 says

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.

FortWayne   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 3:06am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 21

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).

rufita11   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 3:42am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 22

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.

Homeboy   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 3:49am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 23

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.

SkyPirate   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 4:29am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 24

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.

SkyPirate   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 4:40am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 25

These flowers must be some kind of a narcotic to belong in this ghetto neighborhood...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.988224,-122.023139&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.988224,-122.023139&panoid=x5xN9qcBdOgdHOMr0j4OFQ&cbp=12,31.78,,0,9.37&z=20

Restoring antique cars must be a good way to launder money...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.988469,-122.02271&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.988378,-122.022784&panoid=IniQh8G9s59rqUUm2QjlzQ&cbp=12,83.33,,0,9.73&z=20

Perhaps this is a whore-house...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.989236,-122.0252&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.989185,-122.0251&panoid=xVZNBE6O7APP2fYtmtsDlw&cbp=12,4.61,,0,9.13&z=20

SkyPirate   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 4:40am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 26

Mafia:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.98943,-122.025598&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.98938,-122.025497&panoid=olXK0qOL4Wu_gmE7y3kndA&cbp=12,232.28,,0,1.24&z=20

Kidnapper:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.98968,-122.026109&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.98963,-122.026008&panoid=_t9wKhd8hkbqVHarCARt3A&cbp=12,29.36,,0,0.88&z=20

Axe-murderer:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.989976,-122.026713&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.989927,-122.026613&panoid=mYA6r9mweH9efBiF6ZGJHQ&cbp=12,38.45,,0,13.01&z=20

Actually wait... what IS this? I'm not being sarcastic anymore. What's the story here:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2116+Dena+Dr+Concord,+CA+94519&hl=en&ll=37.989976,-122.026713&spn=0.001082,0.000995&sll=33.660713,-84.412192&sspn=0.051722,0.070553&t=h&hnear=2116+Dena+Dr,+Concord,+Contra+Costa,+California+94519&layer=c&cbll=37.989927,-122.026613&panoid=mYA6r9mweH9efBiF6ZGJHQ&cbp=12,217.69,,2,5.65&z=20

bg   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 1:32pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 27

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!

yup1   Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 2:59pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 28

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 :)

iwog   Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 1:28am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 29

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/

rufita11   Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 10:42am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 30

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

Bigsby   Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 11:01am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 31

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?

zzyzzx   Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 12:24pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 32

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.

zzyzzx   Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 12:26pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (2)     Comment 33

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.

iwog   Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 8:25pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 34

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.

CashWillCrash   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 12:52pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 35

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...

JodyChunder   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 12:54pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 36

SkyPirate says

Maybe gang-bangers enjoy gardening

Some do...

JodyChunder   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 12:55pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 37

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.

iwog   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 2:38pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 38

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.

varmint   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 3:04pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 39

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.

fedwatcher   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 3:13pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 40

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

JodyChunder   Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 3:21pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 41

fedwatcher says

flipper has won.

On the flip side -- flipper fail:

rufita11   Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 5:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 42

fedwatcher says

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

Wait until it closes before making such a declaration.

rufita11   Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 6:25am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 43

It's back on the market again.

jvolstad   Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 6:35am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 44

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.

JodyChunder   Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 10:29am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 45

jvolstad says

Good to be back in Texas.

You mean Taxes.

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 10:51am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 46

rufita11 says

It's back on the market again.

It needs a pit for human sacrifices.

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