中英對照讀新聞》’Worst house on best block’ of San Francisco sells for $2M 舊金山「最佳地段的最糟房屋」以200萬美元售出
n a deal that one Instagram user called "peak San Francisco," a 120-year-old home sold in mid-January for just shy of $2 million.
According to its listing, the property has one bathroom, and a kitchen that appears to date to World War II, but zero bedrooms.
It is "the worst house on the best block making it a fantastic opportunity," the real-estate agents Todd and Kim Wiley wrote.
Todd Wiley indicated the conservatorship sale, which is a process that involves the California probate court, helped push the price to more than double what they had proposed at the outset.
We thought the property would sell at $1.6 million, but then the human spirit of competition took over.
The house is in the Noe Valley neighborhood, which is peppered with multimillion-dollar homes. Single-family homes there sell for a median price of about $2.7 million.
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outset：名詞，最初、開端。例句：At the outset, I had no plan to meet him.（我一開始並不打算和他見面。）
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