12 Minerva Street
As we wrote this past December:

We’re not sure how a home that last sold for $669,000 in 2004 becomes a “million dollar home” other than in Realtor speak, but in terms of understanding trends we are digging the marked to market story the sale of 12 Minerva will tell (apples-to-apples-to-apples-to-apples-to-apples if you will).

Purchased for $365,000 in 1999, the four-bedroom home sold for $450,000 in 2000, then again for $550,000 in 2001 and $669,000 in August 2004. Back on the market today and asking $499,000 as a short sale.

The sale of 12 Minerva has since closed escrow with a reported contract price of $510,000, officially “over asking” according to industry stats but midway between its year 2000 and 2001 sale, 24 percent below 2004.
That being said, there was a tenant in place for the “perfect…investment property.”
Marking 12 Minerva To Market For The Fifth Time In Eleven Years [SocketSite]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by dont get it

    Why does this place keep getting sold? Must be something wrong with it?

  2. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Doesn’t having a tenant in place “spoil the apple”?

  3. Posted by mikel

    Where the hell is Minerva?

  4. Posted by 47yo hipster

    ^ not in the real SF

  5. Posted by Marten

    I guess it is nice to have a flat access road, but if Minerva level garages had been built instead, like the adjacent project, each house would have front yard terraces and a huge backyard. What a waste of expensive land.

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