September 19, 2013
Looking For A Two-Bedroom That Could Flood For $12K A Month?
If you’re looking to rent a "Prime Russian Hill" two-bedroom in the $12,000 a month range you might be in luck. Unfortunately we can’t give you the address as according to the listing on craigslist, one "must qualify first before any address or details to be given."
Apparently it’s "nothing personal," they’re just trying to be "low profile." That being said, we’d be willing to bet a plugged-in person might be able to figure it out based on the drawing for the pad:
As you'd expect for the price, there is a washer and dryer in the unit. But as you might not expect for $12,000 a month, you "must be in attendance when [using the washer] to avoid [flooding]."
If you lock it down, forget our invitation to the housewarming as there will be "no parties" in the pad. And if you’d rather not rent, apparently they’ll consider selling the two-bedroom as a TIC for $6,000,000. Or heck, they'll lease you the entire building for the next 34 non-partying years.
First Published: September 19, 2013 11:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
former real world home. approx. 953 lombard.
Posted by: John at September 19, 2013 12:58 PM
There goes the low profile
Posted by: lol at September 19, 2013 4:04 PM
tax dodge, right?
Posted by: EH at September 19, 2013 4:25 PM
The RW house is 949 Lombard.
Posted by: apparently at September 20, 2013 8:07 AM
LL = nutter
Posted by: 49yo hipster at September 20, 2013 10:51 AM
Sad that you can't find a place with a reliable washing machine anymore for under $12,500 a month.
Posted by: Rillion at September 20, 2013 10:56 AM
He/she is trying to work too many angles here. This scenario usually means very unrealistic valuations on all levels. Who would want this person as their landlord, and maybe living in the building?
Posted by: SoBayRealtor at September 20, 2013 11:59 AM
Hipster - My impression is that the landlord is just simply a noob. S/he just hasn't realized that when you're collecting revenue like that it makes sense to invest in making the unit more reliable and idiot proof. Once you're over $4K in rent the tenant should expect a class-A unit.
The landlord should invest a meager $3K in replacing the washer and related plumbing. Get rid of the accident waiting to happen. Ease your mind and make your tenants comfortable.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at September 20, 2013 12:33 PM
At $12K/mo, my staff will be attending the washing machine, thank you very much!
Posted by: BobN at September 20, 2013 4:28 PM