No it is not a short sale. It is not a fixer upper and it does have a pending continue to show at
this time. They remove last contingencies on April 20, 2012
I've searched the MLS for this listing and it does not appear. I searched for active listings and sale-pending listings and found nothing. Trulia says they put this listing on their site 4 days ago, but without it being on the MLS I have to wonder where Trulia found it. But I would be happy to do some research for you and see if I can track it down for your.
Without an active listing as a source of information, I don't know if it is a short sale. As for a fireplace, my guess is that, because of the year it was built, it is likely that it does have a fireplace.
I've specialized in Redwood City property for a long time now and can help you if you are interested in having me track down this property. My contact information is below.
In the MLS there are no listings that resemble this home.
If it was built in 1953 there usually will be a fireplace.
You may contact me at email@example.com
Sierra is a nice street in Redwood City lined with trees.