San Francisco REAL Estate Fixer with a sludge problem for $1.558 Million


The first time on the market in over 40 years, this fixer-upper at 708-710 Buchanan St. in Hayes Valley hit the market at $1.558 million in Jan. 2016. Photo: SFMLS

Story from Amy Graff/ San Francisco Chronicle 

If you live in Georgia or the southwest this charming fixer would sell for $10 grand Max.

But this is San Francisco and 1.5 million is a steal.  However you will need a minimum of a half million to make it habitable.

The first time on the market in over 40 years, this fixer-upper at 708-710 Buchanan St. in Hayes Valley hit the market at $1.558 million in Jan. 2016. Photo: SFMLS

And this one is a REAL fixer, with caving ceilings, rotting bathrooms, peeling paint and cracking plaster, this house will need to be taken down to the studs (and hopefully the person who does that will save all the beautiful Victorian woodwork).

And a mysterious sludge in the bathtub that been there for………..

A Reddit user who goes by ElroySF posted images of the major fixer-upper at 708-710 Buchanan St. after touring the house with some friends who are considering buying the place. Photo: ElroySF

Listing agent Lily Chan of Coldwell Banker admitted this property “is not for the faint of heart.”

A Reddit user who goes by ElroySF posted images of the major fixer-upper at 708-710 Buchanan St. after touring the house with some friends who are considering buying the place. Photo: ElroySF

Chan said the seller lived in the property with his mother in the 1950s and moved out after getting married. The mother eventually passed away in the 80s and the tenants left in the 90s. The building has been vacant (except for the occasional squatter) since then.

Coincidentally, Chan lived across the street from 1973 to 2002.

“I used to help the seller’s mother sweep up the broken bottles in front of her sidewalk, gutter and parking spaces on Buchanan Street, after I had done so with my side of broken bottles, garbage from candy wrappers, needles and food containers,” Chan wrote in an an email.

While touring the fixer-upper at 708-710 Buchanan St., a Reddit user who goes by ElroySF came across what he thinks is a note from squatters who inhabited the property at one time. Photo: ElroySF

The neighborhood has since changed and nearby Hayes Street is now lined with designer stores and high-end eateries and the surrounding hood is filled with beautifully restored historic homes. With some TLC from the right buyer, Chan says 708-710 Buchanan will become a grand Victorian worthy of the revitalized neighborhood.

Even with its issues 1.5 mil is a steal in San Francisco

Hurry, Hurry Get it while its Damp

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