Larger Homes on Smaller Lots: What's for Sale in Albany

There's a 1,200-square-foot home on Curtis Street that sits on less than a quarter-acre. Here's what it costs.

Size and acreage.

Those are two of the most important things that determine the price of a house.

This week, we're taking a look at larger homes for sale in some communities that sit on not-so-large lots.

In Albany, there's a somewhat spacious home at 729 Curtis St. that rests on only .12 acres. It's being sold for $750,000.

The home, built in 1925, is 1,220 square feet. It has three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.

Know of any homes with big yards for sale in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comments.

This information was provided by Rachael Hand, Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker and Director for the Contra Costa Board of Realtors. You can reach her at 925-372-8080 or rachael.hand@cbnorcal.com

D. Mehrten February 15, 2013 at 09:56 PM
This home is indeed in Albany, but the rest doesn't fit at all. Where are these generic filler pieces coming from anyway?
Mr Eous February 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM
"Acreage" is a word not generally encountered when discussing Albany real estate.
D. Mehrten February 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM
I guess my lot would have "0" featured prominently in any acreage calculation. It's one of those 2500 sq. ft. ones that clever Mr. MacGregor managed to squeeze a decent if cozy house onto.
K Murphy February 16, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Yes, they are generic filler pieces. Local "Patches" have apparently been restructured so that they are sharing generic content without local editors. El Cerrito Patch just had a generic filler real estate article too. The comments have links that explain some of the back story behind the proliferation of pre-fab patch articles: http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/homes-with-big-yards-whats-for-sale-in-el-cerrito
Edward McManus February 17, 2013 at 04:36 PM
What is weird is that the cost of housing in Albany is something around $600 a square foot. Astronomical.


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