An incinerated tangle of wood, wire, and steel in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood landed on the market in April asking $799,000. Quite a lot of money for quite a lot of nothing.
Formerly a two-bed, one-bath house built in 1976, the house fell apart after a 2016 fire. “You cannot see the inside,” read the realtor’s ad. “Please do not go past the fencing.”
All that remained, aside from a major cleanup, was a cozy yet prime 0.13-acre lot, which sold Monday for $938,000.
We should point out that, while the pile of rubble sold over asking, the final sale price fell below Redfin’s estimate of $1,017,712. Not that such a factoid will provide you with any solace, but there you have it.
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