Weekend Opens (6/21-6/22)

Posted by Dave Fratello on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 7:56pm.

Bad weather: Bad for open houses. Good weather: Bad for open houses.

This is the received wisdom.

So what about high-80s plus getaway weekend with schools now closed for Summer? Good for open houses?

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 any highlighted address below for more pics & details via Redfin.

Hill Section

1100 John (pictured) is a corner lot in the Hill Section, but it's not that exciting – it backs up onto a new commercial building and is steps to MBB.

It's freshly below $1m (at $995k, down from $1.259m). Now that's a little more exciting. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

953 9th is easy to miss, but don't. Offers 5br/4ba and 4100 sq. ft., a nice family layout and surprisingly sweet back yard. Offered for $2.650m, a mil below where it'd be with a better location. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

815 2nd has cut again, now at $4.275m (-$520k from start). It's still high by the opinion of MBC readers – only 12% thought it would sell over $4.250m, but it's moving where it needs to go (see story on pricing poll results). Open Sun. 2-5pm.

Sand Section

In a week when all the MB RE chatter is about a grandiose estate sold for $11m, Mrs. MBC is suddenly nostalgic for simpler times. (She's a real contrarian.) She's grooving on the tidy, mid-century beach cottage at 3404 Alma (pictured).

Not a Cape Cod, not a Mediterranean, just a nice 50s-vintage place with a short walk to the beach. Caveat: The listing touts a "massive, perfectly private easy care yard," which is actually a nice concrete patio. "Massive?" Hmm, we suppose it depends on your frame of reference.

At $1.199m, 3404 Alma is offered for about $10m less than this week's hot property in the Hills. Open Sun 1-4pm.

508 3rd is a nice family home, 20 years new. Main assets are the location and size – 4br/3ba and 3050 sq. ft. Sellers are going for the max – $500k tax-free – as they paid $1.8m in Sept. 2005. Now offered at $2.299m. Open Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm.

Don't need a house so much as a location? How about the central downtown half-lot at 129 12th? Sellers would like $2.1m, or thereabouts. Open Sun. 2-4pm.

Tree Section

2305 Pacific (pictured) is a pleasant surprise with 4br/4ba and 2800 sq. ft. Remodels are just a bit dated. Starts at $1.525m. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

2700 Pacific is posted as open for the first time after almost 2 months. Offers 4br/4ba and 2900 sq. ft. for $2.099m. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

751 26th offers 5br/5ba, 3500 sq. ft. Purchased new in Apr. 2001 for $1.475m, unloaded for a tidy $2.1m 4 years later. Come 4 years further down the road, it's at $2.350m. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Finally, Santa's 633 15th is open again Sun. 2-4pm.
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