Purchased three years ago for $658,000 (with a variable rate first mortgage of $526,400 and a fixed rate second mortgage of $131,600), 689 Brunswick has been on the market for 71 days and is currently listed for $699,000 (having been reduced from $714,417 two weeks ago and $704,407 the week after that). A sale at asking would represent annual appreciation of 2.0% over the past three years.
According to the listing the house is being used as an “unofficial” boarding house “but the owner, who lives there, will turn it over vacant” (perhaps another chance to get in good with the neighbors). And yes, “may require lender’s approval of a short payoff.”
And as an aside, we can’t help but imagine how the addition of just a tiny bit of grass might enhance the curb appeal of the home (and would welcome any others’ Photoshopping handiwork with open arms):
UPDATE: Okay, so we have to admit we were thinking more along the lines of photochopping the landscaping or façade to improve the curb appeal (and greenness of the home), but then again it is Friday:
“In preservationist-happy SF, houses with history hold extra appeal. A historic photo and a bit of history (possibly the one-time love nest for Mayor Schmitz) add a bit of dash to this otherwise Caspar Milquestoastesque dwelling.”
∙ Listing: 689 Brunswick (3/1) – $699,996 [MLS] [Map]