A Couple Sunday Opens (7/26)

By Dave Fratello | July 26th, 2009
Face it, AVP or not, this is not a busy season for open houses.

We'll take a modest break here at MBC by simply pointing you to 2 listings featured earlier this week in other stories that are debuting (again!) this weekend.

Of course, you can click here for the complete list of opens published in the Beach Reporter, or at any time use the link in the right-hand column under "Prop. Search Tools."

As always, click on any highlighted address for more pics & details via Redfin. We ask MBC readers who visit these homes – or any open houses – to also report back in the comments here. Tell us what you see, what you like and what you don't like.

In the Sand Section, up on the plateau is 445 30th (3br/3ba, 2600 sq. ft.). MBC has labeled this home "a pretty sweet and spacious Spanish, an older home with some additions and nice updates."

An extra bonus: the lot next door, to the west, may be for sale, too. (Same owners.)

In March 2008, this listing came up at $1.999m. The price trickled down to $1.795m by July, when the listing simply quit.

Now, a year later, the listing begins at $1.575m, as noted in "Welcome Back." Open Sun. 1-4pm.

2812 Elm (4br/4ba, 2500 sq. ft.) is back at $1.299m, after failed attempts to sell from 2007-2008. (See "Elm is Back, Too.")

It's now offered as a short sale and with a note that buyers must take it in "as-is condition." (The listing also says it "looks as good as new.")

Location is nice, the curb appeal is great, the kitchen and living spaces are appealing, and the shady back yard is sweet as well. It's a very decent home that does suffer from a slightly odd layout. One bedroom (more a natural office) is off the kitchen, and the second story is sort of a split level.

Sellers paid $1.584m in June 2005, it's almost $300k below that now. Is it finally a deal? Open Sun. 2-5pm.

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