You Get What You Pay For

Posted on July 20, 2009 | by Denny Oh

So when I saw it come on the MLS, I literally did a double take and had to make sure I was reading the info correctly.  Over 1700sqft for less than $300K in downtown San Diego?!  It sounded too good to be true and well, it is.  The last condo deal I wrote about turned out to be a not so great deal.  I saw the condo come on the market and wrote about it before I got to see it.

Well, the condo was large and it was in the building it said it was – Samuel Fox Lofts – which is a nice building.  However, what the listing failed to say, was that the condo had no windows!  Well, it does have two small “skylights,” but aside from that, it’s pretty much a cave.  It turns out that this condo used to be the building’s storage room and was converted into a loft and sold to someone(I’m glad I wasn’t their Realtor!).

The space is definitely large – over 1700 sqft, but I’m pretty sure they just took two rooms and put a doorway in between them.  There are two kitchens and from what I recall(rather, from what I could see from the light of my cell phone), there were two “bathrooms.”  I use the work bathrooms very loosely though.  But if you really like darkness, this place would be perfect for you.  Just don’t expect to have any natural light and I hope you like wide open space!

Sorry guys…this one turned out to be not such a great downtown San Diego condo deal.  Stay tuned for more…

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