Thursday, January 15, 2015

Knife Catching 2343 Thompson Ave.

Read This:The following review is just my opinion and only my opinion I am not a professional house appraiser or inspector and I am not a structural engineer. The opinions expressed in this review are based on my own inspection of the property, the publicly available facts from aggregator sites such as Redfin and Zillow and the online permit database for the city of Alameda. I am not responsible for incorrect or missing data that appears in these sources. In fact, its probably best that you just ignore everything you read here as the lunatic ravings of an unbalanced mind.

Knife Catching 2343 Thompson Ave.

From the Zillow page we have the basic facts below. 

3243 Thompson Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

3 beds2 baths2,324 sqft

For Sale
Zestimate®: $972,422
RAY LEE PEREIRA - Agt: (510) 523-4014 - Located on Alameda's Christmas Tree Lane.


  • Lot: 5,599 sqft
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1925
  • 11 days on Zillow
  • Cooling: Central
  • Heating: Forced air
  • Price/sqft: $409
  • MLS #: 40683190


  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Linoleum / Vinyl
  • Parking: Garage - Detached, Off street, 2 spaces

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Range / Oven

Room Types

  • Dining room


  • Construction quality: 6.0
  • Exterior material: Stucco
  • Roof type: Other
  • Room count: 7
  • # Stories: 1.0
  • Structure type: Bungalow
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 2,324 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Last remodel year: 1932
  • Parcel #: 069 010904400
  • Zillow Home ID: 24857363

Check out the pics at the redfin page.

All I gotta says is.......'What smoke where they cracking when they listed this?
2324 sq ft with a horribly outdated kitchen.......for $950,000!!!!!!
That's more than we paid for chezneumansky3.0 and that house is literally twice the size!
$950,000 for a house with a bad kitchen....I just don't get it....

Real Estate has gone insane again in our little island town. Guess its time to bring out the snark!

I almost forgot, the lot size is a not huge 3700 sq ft....hard to loss
the kids there.

How small can the houses get  before the price goes back down?


Anonymous said...

It is definitely crazy and there are crazy people with crazy money to spend. I remember this house. It met the bare minimum xmas decorations for Thompson street this past xmas. I wouldn't buy a house on this street unless you really love xmas tree lane and you want your kids to go to Edison.

Marley Barley said...

Just wondering... Did you get your downstairs rented? How is that going? Are there projects upstairs you are now turning your attention to?

Thanks. Always enjoy reading your entertaining blog and hearing about the remodel trials and tribulations from a fellow Alameda Victorian homeowner.

Cheers, Marley