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The Oakland Mormon Temple Christmas Lighting-Come Enjoy The Magic

Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 10:41am. 78 Views, 0 Comments.

Every year, a month or so before Christmas, the Oakland Mormon Temple enchants all of Oakland with its amazing hillside lighting of the Temple and its grounds.  Visible for miles around because of this prominent location, these enchanting lights help celebrate the Christmas Season.  Many families make the annual trip to tour the grounds, and to see the views of the holiday lighting around the San Francisco Bay.  This year, as always, the "Magical Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" will be accompanied by holiday music presented by singers, dancers, a choir and an orchestra, which promises a special event.  

If you would like to be a part of this delightful event, make plans to attend Saturday, November 29th, at 6:00 p.m. at Temple

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View Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland And Piedmont Open Homes This Sunday

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:06pm. 105 Views, 0 Comments.

Are you interested in viewing some outstanding Oakland or Piedmont homes for sale?  Have you considered Alameda real estate? Have you wanted to see the interior of some homes that you may considered buying?  Here is your chance.  By clicking here: THIS SUNDAY'S OPEN HOMES you will get a complete list of this weekend's available open homes complete with pictures, location, amenities, maps and neighborhood information.

So, take this visual tour, make a list of those that you want to visit, and contact me with questions and interests.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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Oakland's Downtown Future-The Brooklyn Basin Project

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:22am. 92 Views, 0 Comments.

If you have been to Oakland's waterfront recently, you have no doubt seen the beginning of what is planned to be an amazing revitalization of the whole area south of Jack London Square.  This development is Brooklyn Basin, and promises an amazing mix of residential and retail that should completely revive much of the presently sadly neglected areas of Oakland's waterways.  

The picture above presents Brooklyn Basin as it will be seen when completed in the next 3-4 years.  It is estimated to cost over one billion dollars, and encompasses 64 acres.  13 buildings of residential housing will be developed here.  Sixty to seventy percent of this housing will be for sale, and 465 of the units are going to be below market rate.  Of the

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2014 Piedmont Turkey Trot-A Unique Tour of Piedmont

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 10:18am. 127 Views, 0 Comments.

 For the last 12 years, the annual Piedmont Turkey Trot has attracted Piedmont families, friends and neighbors to the Piedmont Excedra to begin the annual fund raiser that combines a 3 mile walk/run course through some beautifully scenic neighborhoods in the city.  It's theme this year is "Move Your Feet Before You Eat", and that pretty well defines the concept of the event.

Held on Thursday, November 27, participants can begin the run starting at 8:30 a.m. at Highland and Magnolia streets, and be done well before a pleasant Thanksgiving dinner elsewhere in the area.  This is also a fund raising event, and the net proceeds will go to benefit the Piedmont High School Cross Country Track and Field Teams, and The City of Piedmont

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Orinda and Moraga Homes For Sale Under $800,000

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 8:50am. 118 Views, 0 Comments.

If you are looking for some handsome homes on tree lined streets with lots of charm, and a top school system, these outstanding Orinda and Moraga opportunities are just right for you.  


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Great Fixer Upper In Orinda With Tons Of Potent...

Price:   $799,000 City:   Orinda Beds:   4 Baths:   2 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40675277

Great Fixer Upper In Orinda With Tons Of Potential!! Fix Up This Modern Style Home Or Rebuild On ...

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Best Value In Moraga Today! Pool & Pvc 5kw Owne...

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What To Do About Your Pets At Your Oakland Open Home

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 10:00am. 134 Views, 0 Comments.

If you are like a large majority of homeowners today, you have some kind of household pet.  Statistically, it will most likely be a dog or cat, but birds, hamsters or fish are not out of the mix, as well.  When you are considering selling your Oakland or Piedmont home, you will need to make plans to deal with these animals when you hold your Open Home.  Without some preparation, these pets can create some issues for future buyers.  

Here are some suggestions to make the Open Home combine perfectly with whatever pet you may have:

1. Recognize That You May Have Pet Odors In Your Home:  You and your family have lived with your pet for a while, and you are used to the doggy or cat odors that exist.  They may be especially

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Family Fun Time At Alameda's Crab Cove

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 10:24am. 117 Views, 0 Comments.

If you are looking for an interactive and informative family event in the East Bay, you may want to consider the many weekly activities offered by the East Bay Regional Park Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda.  Located directly adjacent to San Francisco Bay, this wonderful center offers information about the aquatic and land based animals in and around the Bay.  

As an example, this Sunday, November 16th, from 11:00-11:30 p.m., there will be a STORYTIME AND NATURE FUN event.  Designed for all ages, they are offering opportunites to meet hermit crabs, live animals, and a variety of swimming fish, and live animals.  In addition to storytime (where they will be introduced to the Lorax and Swimmy the Fish), other activities include

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Montclair Homes For Sale Under $800,000

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 9:26am. 161 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Interested in living in Montclair?  Here is your chance!  Below you will find some outstanding properties tucked in among the trees, many with excellent hill, or SF Bay views.  
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Historic Duncan Home*gorgeous Kit With Cherrywo...

Price:   $774,950 City:   Oakland Beds:   2 Baths:   2 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40659649

Historic Duncan Home*gorgeous Kit With Cherrywood Cabinets/granite Counters/built-in Refrigerator...

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Live In Beauty. 2 Minute Drive To Mountain Blvd...

Price:   $659,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   3 Baths:   3 Type:   Single…

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Buying Your Oakland Home-An Outstanding Source of Information

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10:11am. 178 Views, 0 Comments.

Many new potential buyers of Oakland homes for sale, have a general idea of what they want in their future home in terms of price, location, yard space, square footage, etc..  Often, they will begin their search by touring Open Homes in various neighborhoods to get a sense of what is available.  Many times, they will begin these tours before choosing an agent to represent them.  Even when you have chosen me as your agent, these tours that you took were always a good thing to do.  

When you, as a potential buyer, began your search, you were given an MLS (Multiple Listing Service) informational sheet at each home that you visited.  What you may not have realized, is just how valuable this sheet is to you, and to me, as your agent,

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Monarch Butterflies Are Arriving In San Leandro

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 7:22pm. 172 Views, 0 Comments.

You have no doubt heard about the thousands and thousands of Monarch butterflies who visit Northern California each fall in their migration southwards.  They are truly fragile and stunning to look at, and well worth a trip to be able to see them.

You will get this opportunity on November 8th and 15th in San Leandro.  Each year, for the last 10 years, the city of San Leandro has sponsored a wonderful walk through the resting site of butterflies who have arrived here from miles away.  A naturalist will conduct a tour throught the restricted site, and answer questions about these special guests. Details will be offered, including the fact that they can fly up to a mile high, and 25 miles per hour.  

These walks are open to all ages.

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