Tuesday, February 23, 2010

edjumacation not required


It's been a while since I ran across a real gem of a listing. Here's a beaut. This has all the hallmarks of the stereotypical realtard.

This listing in The Retreat just hit the market. 22476 Quiet Bay is one of the big KB homes. These puppies were well over a million at the peak. This one sold for $971k in late 2007, so the prices had fallen a bit by then. Now it's a shorty listed for $600k. The price is probably about right, possibly just a wee bit high considering the lack of landscaping. Now, check out this listing description.....

BEAUTIFUL 5 BED 5.5 BATH OVER 5300 LIVING SPACE SITTING ON THE OVER 12000 SQFT LOT, IN THE BEAUTIFUL GOLF COMMUNITY OF RETREAT IN SOUTH CORONA. THIS CORNER HOUSE OFFERS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN A HOUSE. BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCE DEN/ OFFICE GUEST ROOM WITH WALKIN CLOSET, 3 CAR GRAGE, BIG KITCHEN ALOOTS OF CABNITS WITH TERMADORE APPLIANCES GRANITE COUNTER TOPS SOURAND SOUND SPEAKER IN THE FAMILY ROOM FIRE PLACE. UPSATIRS LARGE MASTER BED WITH RETREAT AND FIREPLACE A LARGE BALCONY. A UPSTAIR FAMILY ROOM JACK AND JILL ROOM AND A SEPARATE ROOM WITH ATTACHED FULL BATH. 2ND FRENCH BALCONY. UPSTAIRE LAUNDRY ROOM. .. .. .MUCH MUCH MORE TO WRITE. .. . GOT TO SEE IT. .. ..

Oh yes, that is a gem. Some of the words are so badly butchered it's hard to tell what he really meant. It took me a minute to figure out what "sourand" was. Upstairs is spelled 3 different ways all of them wrong. All caps of course and no real sentence structure. This guy didn't use multiple exclamation marks though, he went with periods. I can only assume he doesn't know where the exclamation mark is on the keyboard.

12 comments:

Neudi said...

Yep, that is horrible. I'd expected to click on the realtors picture and see a china man with the big round hat.
I know the guy that has the rental home across the street is trying to close on one of those Gentle Winds homes for 400k. I think it might be - 8907 Gentle Wind Dr. Imagine that punch in the nuts as a neighbor. Last sold in 2006 for 1.1 mil.

golfer_X said...

The Gentile Wind homes are cheaper homes. That tract was considerably less expensive than the Beazer or the KB homes up near the clubhouse. The gentile wind tract seem to be closing in the high $300s. Not that anything has sold lately. I can't deal with the crazy high taxes and HOA in that tract.

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Neudi said...

Interesting data on the California exodus.

http://thebusinessrelocationcoach.blogspot.com/2010/02/californias-hostile-business-climate.html

Not sure what the tax rate and HOA is in that area. I did look at Richmond down in Sycamore and from what I remember they said 2.2 - 2.4, plus HOA.

golfer_X said...

The tax rate it crazy high in the retreat too. The CFD is around $5k per year on top of the regular property tax which is around 1.1%. So you are looking at around $11k per year on that house and another $300/mo for HOA. That brings your yearly nut to around $14,600, OUCH!

Jebus said...

Listing Provided Courtesy of: SHAHID JALAL, GOLD TEAM REAL ESTATE (definitely not a Chinaman with a big round hat... but I suppose that is close enough...)

No need to get racial but that listing is simply piss poor and un-professional.

Another way to look at the Retreat; a similar caliber home in Irvine (OC), Chino Hills, etc.. would still be 1 million (or in the case of Irvine 1 million+); so 1% of 1 million is equivalent to what someone is paying to live in the Retreat... I know horrible analysis, as you can say the same about a similar sized home out in Hemet or Victorville.

I'm pretty sure the individuals currently living in the Retreat aren't too concerned about the 2% annual property tax, CFD, HOA

golfer_X said...

I disagree that people living in the retreat are not worried about the property tax. Many of them cant make the mortgage payments. That tract lights up like a christmas tree on foreclosure radar. If they can;t make the mortgage payment they probably are not paying the HOA or the taxes.

The people buying in there these days may be able to afford the home and the taxes but that does not mean they like it. I can certainly afford it but the thought of an extra $715/mo on top of my regualr property taxes makes me think twice about it. That difference is the payment on a E-class benz or possibly an S Class even.

Many other tracts have high taxes too, it's not just The Retreat. Dos Lagos, Lake Hills, Norco Hills etc. They all have crazy high taxes. Unfortunately it's another cost we have to factor in when looking at these places. Each individual buyer has to decide if they feel those extra tax dollars are best spent to live in that tract or if they would rather spend that money on something else.

Joe Doktorczyk said...

Wow, a surround sound speaker in the fireplace sounds a little excessive. I guess they were pulling out all the stops in these new homes.
This agent should be ashamed of himself. A $600k listing and he can't bother to proof read? I wouldn't do business with someone so careless.

askanarab said...

we have friends who live at the retreat and they have had to scale back a lot as far as activities for their kids. they struggle/ complain about the property taxes. they also all got some kind of nasty eye infection from the HOA pool last summer.

Hugh said...

You can see Mr. Jalal's other listings here: http://www.realestatespace.com/California/Corona/agent-profile/329325-Shahid-Jalal

English is apparently his third language based on his descriptions.

Sloan said...

Realtards are the least professional group of people working. They are also the least respected.

Harris Poll shows real estate agents are among the least respected professions in the country
In 2006 Harris Poll did a survey that shows real estate agents are among the least trusted 'professions'.

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=661

In CA you can represent yourself in the sale of your residence.
No need to hire a Realtard. Just find a flat fee listing service.

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