Thomas Magee & Son's
WILLIAM A MAGEETHOMAS MAGEEFREDERIC E MAGEETHOMAS MAGEE AND SONSREAL ESTATE AGENTSPUBLISHERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE CIRCULARTELEPHONETEMPORARY 563Temporally, 22 GEARY ST.SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIAJuly 17, 1907Mrs. Helen Muir,Martinez, Contra Costa Co.,Cal.Dear Madam:We are offered $3,000 in cash, and lot 25 x 100 on east side of Potrero avenue, between 17th and Mariposa, as shown on diagram enclosed, for your lot 77 x 100 on the northwest corner of Utah and Mariposa.The Potrero-avenue lot, in common with nearly all the balance of the block, some of which is improved, is 12 to 15 feet above grade. Potrero avenue is bituminized, and the Ocean Shore Railroad turns into it at Mariposa, and continues along the avenue for several blocks. In our opinion the valuation of $2,000 for this lot is a trifle high, but it would sell for $1,600 or $1,800 more readily, perhaps, than your corner of Utah and Mariposa would sell for $4,800 or $5,000.The party making this offer is the same who offered $3,500 cash some time ago, and is the only buyer who has made any bona fide offer, or who has evinced any interest in the property. Of course, he would have to agree to convey to you unincumbered title to the Potrero-avenue lot, in the event of your acceptance. His desire is to at once improve the corner of Utah and Mariposa with dwellings, and the neighboring property would naturally derive benefit from this improvement.Please let us hear from you as soon as possible, and oblige,Yours truly,[illegible]JJD06231
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