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The Dirt Nextdoor

Posted by John Hathorn on August 4, 2017
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The Dirt Next Door | John HathornBy now you must be familiar with the popular neighborhood social media site bulletin board, Nextdoor. There are thousands of members and it has been a pretty good tool for neighborhoods to stay connected. The posts are mostly useful; anyone looking for various recommendations; movers, window washers, tutors and the like. As well, there are plenty of postings for used furniture, inquiries about strange sounds, and warnings of suspicious activity. Once you’ve signed up and set your settings to receive alerts, you might find yourself laughing out-loud at some of the postings. Here are a few posts from your neighbors…

  • “Help! I just discovered that there is a small (about 6”) lizard under my stove. What should I do?”
  • “Take me off no one seems to know how I got on here?? Take me off this is ridiculous!!”
  • “My kefir grains are multiplying and the growing population needs a new home. Anyone interested, just let me know!”
  • “There are two coyotes on Georgina between ninth and 10th St. right now. One is posted on the corner of ninth on the north east corner in someone’s front yard.”
  • “Looking for someone to come help hang 2 pictures. It is 2 side by side pictures which is why it’s a little more complicated. Thanks”
  • “Does anyone know of a good/accurate psychic that isn’t a fortune (pun intended)? Thanks in advance.”
  • “Trying to replace 82-year-old senior citizen’s tube tv. She is not interested in flat screen. Has to work well and have remote. Willing to pay a small amt. Can you help?”
  • “Our neighbor just texted that a young guy came to their house asking if they plan to sell. Seems odd at 7:15 on a Sat night. Also, another car was stolen in our alley possibly while we were holding a neighborhood watch meeting!!! In full disclosure, the car was unlocked and keys may have been in it…”
  • “Squirrel Sighting. We were walking with our children this morning and spotted a squirrel between Washington and Idaho on 23rd street. He was a fierce little guy who was just walking along the sidewalk with no fear of humans at all. We are very concerned as this is a thoroughfare for children walking to school. I called SMPD, SMFD, animal control, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife!! I was told that squirrels are a natural part of our habitat and that we share our space with them. Make sure to post EVERY time you see a dirty little squirrel. Try to take a picture if you can, it’s very important that we have evidence in the case of an attack. This is our neighborhood and we can’t have any old squirrel just running along a power line, or climbing any old tree. Let’s take back our streets.
  • “Am I the only one who’s noticed that the turtle population at Douglas Park has drastically increased ever since the metro started running? I’m concerned for our resident ducks.”
  • “7 Betty Davis VHS tapes $125 dollars for the set or $200 each.” (To be fair this was later discovered as a typo they are $20 each and are recorded copies.)
  • “Hello Westside I think I have to opt out of this for a while I can’t take it anymore the …Lost cats the injured dogs, the lost dogs, cats with no bodies, coyotes walking around with cats in their mouths, the traffic, motorcycles, It’s enough I have get through game of thrones Peace and love.”

No real estate for sale postings on Nextdoor yet but here is what I have for you:


Two new listings have come on the market:

710 19th StreetTraditional home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, newly completed. Covered patio with BBQ area and gorgeous pool and spa. Approximately 4,730 square feet. It is listed for $6,295,000. Pence Hathorn Silver listed and sold this  April 11, 2016, for $3,450,000.

209 Euclid Street – 3rd time might be the charm as this home has not quite fully clicked with past attempts to get it sold. It is a contemporary Spanish style with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The price is now $5,480,000. Approximately 6,859 square feet. Well-manicured front and back yard with detached garage. Last sold April 21, 2010 for $3,598,000.


Three homes went under contract last week:

501 18th StreetCorner lot approximately 8,972 square feet, single story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Great owner user or builder opportunity. Listed at 3,995,000 which I felt was a bit aggressive but it appears it was priced correctly for the market. Can you imagine in 1987 paying only $635,000?

345 17th Street – “Casa Rosa” property located in the Gillette Regent Square has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, approximately 3,258 square feet. Charming Spanish home with large front and back grassy yard. Listed for $3,699,000, offers were due Monday 7/17. Last sold back on December 15, 1981, for $379,500.

2520 Alta Avenue1920’s Spanish home. Corner of 26th and Alta. Here is an opportunity to get into the neighborhood at a somewhat affordable price. Nice backyard with detached garage and swimming pool. Approximately 8,683 sqft lot. $3,249,000.  Last sold May 2, 2013 for $2,300,000.


Six closed sales to report:

222 20th Street – 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.  Sold for $7,750,000.

102 Ocean Way4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Sold for $12,000,000.

333 17th Street5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Sold for $6,400,000. Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver.

213 Euclid Street– 5 bedroom and 6 bathrooms. Sold for $6,075,000.

258 16th Street – 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Sold for $5,200,222.

459 22nd Street4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Sold for $4,900,000.


Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions that are not yet listed in the MLS, priced from $1.9 million to $16 million.  And….here are a few that we have listed in the MLS:

238 19th Street– 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms $6,495,000

934 25th Street – 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms $4,495,000

426 Mesa Road – Vacant Land, $1,440,000

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