Weekend Opens (5/9-5/10)

Posted by Dave Fratello on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at 4:05am.

It's a tradition around major holidays – even Hallmark holidays – for RE ads to try to squeeze in some reference to the event.

In past years, the week's Beach Reporter ads were a little more exuberant in trying to suggest you should buy a home for mom this weekend.

This week, just 2 that we saw:
  • "A Mother's Day Gift to Remember..." – ad for 1817 Pacific, $1.799m, Open Sun. 1-4pm (yes, on Mother's Day)
  • "For a Special Mother... because she deserves it!" – ad for 217 21st St. (TH), $1.625m, Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.
Sweet, no?

Here's some news: Someone agreed on 1817 Pacific – it's in "backup offer" status now, a deal in the making.

Remember, most opens (the pro-mom ones anyway) are on Saturday only this weekend.

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.

Hill Section

If mom is looking for a good-size house but has no particular need of views – ocean, city or otherwise – there's 607 Anderson (5br/5ba, 3600 sq. ft.).

It's an attractive 10-year-old home with plenty of space, plenty of light, some updates. Not too different from your typical recent-vintage Tree Section home, except you get a bit more yard and, well, it's the Hills.

Sellers paid $1.939m in May 2004, and ask $2.340m (+$401k/+21%) to start now. If we're now living in 2005 prices in MB, that's a tad high. Open Sat. 2-4pm.

Sand Section

Tell mom that MBC is not obsessed with South End walkstreets, it's just that we keep getting new listings down there.

This week, it's 221 3rd (4br/5ba, 4075 sq. ft.), a bold, newer Mediterranean that is beach-close with big ocean views. The top level, with the main living spaces, draws that all in, while first-floor entertainment spaces connect to an outdoor patio on the walkstreet.

This is what the South End west of Highland is all about. Starts at $4.790m. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

If mom loves being near downtown, it seems like all of 16th St. has been for sale over the past year. This week, 203 16th joined the mix at $3.1m.

It's a duplex with a 2br/2ba, 1850 sq. ft. owner's unit up top, and another 2br with 1050 sq. ft. down below. Open Sat. 1-4pm.

Other active 16th St. listings (not open) include: 120 16th, 209 16th, 228 16th and 316 16th.

Tree Section

Mom could definitely love a freshly redone home near downtown at 717 12th.

This 3br/2ba, 1600 sq. ft. home won't be enough for every family, but the space flows nicely and includes 2 outdoor decks and a little yard.

All the important stuff is newly remodeled: kitchen, baths and master.

Sellers paid $1.512m in Aug. 2007, before much of the work, but now offer the end product for $1.386m. Open Sat. 1-4pm.

After visiting, strut down the hill a bit with mom to 2 new townhomes at 1126 & 1130 Laurel (priced at $1.289m & $1.349m, respectively). Open Sat. 1-3pm.
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