$383k REO Condo on Duarte

*** EPIC FAILURE – I profiled the following property and praised it for being priced correctly. Unfortunately, some other listings have convinced me that this is a 55+ senior condo complex. If that is really the case, then $383,900 is probably near the highest this property would go for. ***

1126 W Duarte Rd #5
Arcadia, CA 91007

Price: $383,900 ($295/sf)

  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Sq. Ft.: 1,300
  • Property Type Attached, Condominium

After all the heat we give Realtors and homeowners about listing their home for “show” rather than to sell, I’m happy to say that not all hope is lost. Today’s REO is listed at $159,100 below its 2006 sales price of $543,000 (this figure has not been confirmed). That’s a 29% price reduction.

With a 20% downpayment, your mortgage will be approximately $1,941 per month. Propety taxes and HOA fees will bring your total to $2,412; about $200-400 more than what it cost to rent. Factor in some tax savings and it becomes a reasonable Buy VS Rent decision.

At this price point, I can see many buyers/investors showing up to bid on the condo. Built in 2006, well maintained, decent square footage and lower HOA fees than the Huntington Dr. condos. The only problem I see is that this section of Duarte tends to be busy… but for $383k, not too many people with complain.

6 thoughts on “$383k REO Condo on Duarte”

  1. So I was thinking, about foreclosures.

    There is so many of them, that banks are having huge issues just processing them. It has created a backlog, that some say is 9 to 10 months long.

    Who pays the property taxes on the house? Meaning, if I mail in the keys, it takes them a year to finally foreclose, who pays the taxes in between those two points.

    The bank or the freeloader?


  2. I’m guessing the homeowner is responsible for the property taxes up until he is no longer the owner of the house. Once you hand over the keys, the bank pays the property taxes or else the County will coming knocking.

Comments are closed.