378 Park
As we wrote last April:

In March 2007 the south Bernal Heights single-family home at 378 Park was refinanced with two mortgages totaling $763,000 for which the home would have had to appraise based on comps at the time (whether or not said comps were on a busy street or their buyers had “overpaid” in retrospect).

Yesterday, 378 Park returned to the market listed as a short sale for “$499,000” but without any mention of being pre-approved. That being said, we will note that both loans were underwritten by the same lender which might make negotiating a bit easier.

The sale of 378 Park closed escrow this week with a reported contract price of $460,000.
Live By The Comp… [SocketSite]

13 thoughts on “Die By The Comp”
  1. The appraiser would have needed comps, sure. But since it was 2007 it very well might have been comps + driveby. Bernal is a very mixed bag both now and then, isn’t it?

  2. Market price and fantasy 2007 appraiser valuations are 2 different things. Glad this market has regained its sanity though. People are looking at what they’re buying.

  3. A quick look at sales on that block show a surprising number of seemingly high prices from the 2006 era. I’d say there are some more folks going to take hurting on this one. I’d love to know what became of the funds extracted from this house.

  4. jwb, you must have not been reading socketsite all that long. This place (378 Park) is NOT really a “dilapidated shitbox”. The place profiled last week located at 469 Valley, now THAT was a dilapidated shitbox for half a million dollars (it’s 2010 closing price).

  5. OMG. Ugly. Who in their right mind would buy this unless you are planning a complete teardown (and for that it’s about 260K too expensive)? Someone will lose a lot of money on this one.

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