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Curbed Poll: Spacious REO In Hollywood Hills

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Welcome to this version of "New To Market," our look at a listing with a reader vote. Consider this an unscientific way to take the buying pulse of a wary public. Feedback and nominees to the tipline, please.


The most interesting aspect of this listing is the insane, wildly vacillating sales history of this property. Who knows the story behind this four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath, but the house has seen a rollercoaster of sale prices over the past two decades. Between 1988 and 2003 the sales prices ranged from $150,000-118,000, then suddenly in March 2005 the house was sold for $1.7 million. Later that month, sold again for $345,000. A year later, in April 2006 the price had risen to $2.589 million. By July 2008, another sale for $1.53 million. And here we are once again, with a $1.089 million asking price, or $272 per square foot. According to the listing, the property features "numerous balconies, huge master bedroom, formal dining room and breakfast nook, and guest quarters with bathroom over 2 car garage." It's also sold "as is" but there's no further information on the condition of the house, so we know it's difficult to gauge if the asking price is fair. But we'll ask anyway. Listing is here.