My Piedmont and Oakland Real Estate Adventures. History, Architecture and Homes

    There is an outstanding of selection of condominiums in Oakland.  While many are located around Oakland's busy Jack London Square, and the vital waterfront stores and restaurants, there are dramatic view sites around Lake Merritt and in the Oakland hills.  Under construction, and offering even more choices will be the Brooklyn Basin development.  Here, there will be homes of different concepts and price ranges along the serene Oakland Estuary. 

Browse Some Of Oakland Many Condo Choices:

  • Chinatown Condos
  • Claremont Terrace
  • Il Piemonte
  • Montclair Condos
  • Monte Vista
  • Hiller Highlands Condos
  • Parkwood Condos
  • Portobello Condos
  • The Cathedral Building
  • The Essex
  • The Pacific Cannery Lofts
  • The Phoenix Lofts
  • The
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Oakland residential income property is as varied and appealing as the city itself.  Whether you want hill property, lake area property, downtown sites, or homes in one of the 100 plus neighborhoods in the city, there will be something to consider for an investment now, or in the future.

Below is the current selection of homes in the mid-price range to give you a sense of what is on the market now.  That will change with some regularity.  To give you an idea of the price ranges and availability, click here:  OAKLAND RESIDENTIAL INCOME FOR SALE 

1908 Traditional 3 Unit Building Located In Chi...

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$899,000

  • 5,115 SqFt

Oakland, CA

1908 Traditional 3 Unit Building Located In China Hill. Filled With Original Charm

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The Oakland hills are some of the most in demand places for home builders.  The combination of a Tahoe like ambiance and often stunning SF Bay views, make this an ideal spot for those who want to create their own special living space.

The site locations are as varied in price and location as the home possibilities.  Below is a handsome mid-price choice with the Tahoe appeal.  For opportunities above or below this price range, click on this site, and then call me to view your choices: OAKLAND LOTS AND LAND

Spectacular Extra Deep Lot Situated At The End ...

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$750,000

  • 19,899 SqFt

Oakland, CA

Spectacular Extra Deep Lot Situated At The End Of A Great Cul-de-sac. Site Has Bay Views And Over...

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As buyers begin to search for a new home, they often are amazed at how many distinct and unique neighborhoods there are in this truly diverse city.  Whether you want tree lined streets, ocean views, nearby Lake Merritt, or downtown bustle, there is a spot that should appeal to you. When all is said and done, the best part is that they are all just moments away from each other.

Below is a selection of neighborhoods to review.  There are so many more, but here is a start:

Oakland Neighborhoods

 Upper Rockridge  Montclair Millsmont  Lakeshore Maxwell Park
Lower Rockridge  
 Grand Lake Glenview  Oakmore Hiller Highlands
Redwood Heights  Crestmont Claremont
Crocker Highlands Laurel 
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This very popular island community, located on the scenic shores of SF Bay, has an excellent selection of residential income properties for your consideration.

Ja Leonard Gold Coast Border W/dbl Lot. Update...

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$2,499,000

  • 8,700 SqFt

Alameda, CA

Ja Leonard Gold Coast Border W/dbl Lot. Updated Main W/exquisite Details - Trim, Ceils, Hdwd. E...

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Exquisite Fourplex With Old World Charm Built I...

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$1,400,000

  • 11,790 SqFt

Alameda, CA

Exquisite Fourplex With Old World Charm Built In 1918. Each Unit Is Uniquely Styled With 1 Bedrm...

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Large 7 Bedroom, 4 Bath Triplex For Sale! The ...

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$1,399,000

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The last half decade has been an amazing time for growth and development of condominiums and lofts in Oakland.  Here is a current sampling: Oakland Lofts and Condos.

As your agent, I will assist you in every way to help you find the perfect choice, but here are some things that you will need to consider when making your decision as to which is best for you.  

1. Is The Location Well Suited For Your Needs?  Many condos in Oakland are downtown, in and around the Jack London waterfront area.  While this is perfect for those who enjoy walking to shops, restaurants, along scenic trails, or to handy bus, ferry or train transportation, it may be a bit too busy for others.

2. What Amenities Are Important To You?  Some condos offer gyms, pools,

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Close To The Village, This Well Appointed 2 Bed...

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$699,000

  • 2 Beds
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  • 2 Baths
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  • 1,239 SqFt

Oakland, CA

Close To The Village, This Well Appointed 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Montclair Home Has Great Outdoor Space...

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This Montclair Mid Construction Property Has Ap...

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$689,000

  • 4 Beds
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  • 3 Baths
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  • 2,500 SqFt

Oakland, CA

This Montclair Mid Construction Property Has Approved Plans For An Est. 2,500 Sq Ft 4 Bedroom 3 B...

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Totally Unique! Developer's Dream. Highly Desir...

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$625,000

  • 2 Beds
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  • 1 Baths
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  • 950 SqFt

Oakland, CA

Totally Unique! Developer's Dream. Highly Desirable Montclair

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As you begin your search for your future Oakland or Piedmont home, there is a tendency to look at the asking price as the cost of your new home.  While there is no doubt that is a good starting point, common sense tells you that home prices are often negotiable, and that competition is particularly stiff right now in many neighborhoods.  In addition to the purchase price, you need to put additional items into your budget to see if you can truly afford the home that you are looking at.  

While some of these fees below are negotiable between seller and buyer, it is best to include them in your financial plans:

1. A Home Appraisal Fee:  Your lender needs to know the value of the home, so you should plan on paying this fee.  Costs vary, but are

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In a very recent blog, I talked about having a clean, clutter free and odor free home when putting it on the market.  While all of that is true, there are four things that can often get overlooked, and are, if left in place, unappealing to future buyers.  The good news is that they can be corrected in a short period of time. 

1. Old Flooring--From the entryway forward, your floors should reflect care and cleanliness.  If your home is older, and you are still clinging to outdated, stained rugs or stair treads, consider having them replaced or removed. Handsome wooden floors that show the grain and patina of the home are appealing to many buyers.  

2. Outdated Kitchens--Most buyers are looking for refreshed kitchens today.  Busy families spend

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This month's selection of beautiful homes reflects the classic architecture that buyers expect when purchasing their new home in Piedmont.

Historic Piedmont Estate Designed By Famed Arch...

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$8,385,000

  • 7 Beds
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  • 8½ Baths
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  • 10,518 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

Historic Piedmont Estate Designed By Famed Architect, Albert Farr. Spacious Formal Rooms With Gre...

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Simply Incredible 1912 Edwardian Estate- It Is ...

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$7,250,000

  • 4 Beds
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  • 4 Baths
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  • 4,631 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

Simply Incredible 1912 Edwardian Estate- It Is The Crown Jewel Of Piedmont. Magical Gardens, Very...

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Rare Opportunity To Enjoy A Private Estate In C...

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