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Bruce Wagg

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Piedmont, CA 94611
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Selling Your Oakland Home-Should You Pay For The Inspection?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 10:10am. 63 Views, 0 Comments.

You are considering selling your Oakland home.  You know that your home is in very good condition, but you are not sure about what issues might turn up with a professional home inspection.  Should you move ahead and order one before putting your home on the market?  The answer is "Yes, you should".

While this may seem an additional expense that you do not want to incur when selling your home, if you are concerned, or even curious, as to what may result from this inspection, you should make plans to order one.  The advantage of doing so puts YOU in control of the situation immediately.  Doubts are removed.  You know just where you are, and that is a good thing. 

Here are the advantages to you for doing so:

1. You can then

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Luxury Montclair Homes For Sale

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 11:43am. 62 Views, 0 Comments.

Discover these beautiful hillside homes. Many have amazing city views. Sort by: Price, Low to High Price, High to Low  

Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room! Situate...

$2,000,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40663294 Price: $2,000,000 City: Oakland Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40663294

Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room! Situated On Private Cul-de-sac, Lot W/ Landscaped Areas. ...

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Stunning Views Of Bay Bridge, Sf, Golden Gate! ...

$1,899,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #:…

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Oakland Library's Sunday Jazz, History and Jam Sessions

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 11:33am. 95 Views, 0 Comments.

 

One of the benefits of living in a cosmopolitan area like Oakland is the vital arts and music scene, that appears to be growing steadily as new venues open in the Uptown and Jack London Square area.   

To introduce the uninitiated into the joys of jazz, the Oakland Library has been sponsoring a "Sunday Jazz, History, and Jam Session".  This Sunday afternoon, August 17th from 3-6 p.m., you are invited to Golden Gate Public Library at 5606 San Pablo Avenue to learn about, and hear jazz.  The schedule includes a variety of activities.  From 3-4 p.m., you can hear live jazz in the form of Terrance Brewer and Group, and then be entertained about the history of jazz, which will be offered by Randy Moore from 4:30-5 p.m..  A final

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What You Should Know About Qualifying For Your New Oakland Home

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 11:14am. 105 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

 

You are looking for that very special Oakland home for you and your family.  As with most buyers, you may be concerned whether you will qualify financially, so that when you find your perfect home, it can be yours.  While this is a very common concern, the more you know about "how much home" you can buy, the more comfortable you will be as you begin your search.  Below, is an overview of what lenders will be looking for when they consider your loan application.  While this is not the final list of things they look at, and there are many more issues involved, below is a general overview of what is looked at by lenders:

Overall, they are concerned about three things regarding future borrowers:

1. Your Credit

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Beautiful Blackhawk Homes With Swimming Pools

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 10:15am. 118 Views, 0 Comments.

Discover gracious living poolside at Blackhawk.  

Exceptional Estate With Amazing Designer Finish...

$2,299,900 City: Blackhawk, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656504 Price: $2,299,900 City: Blackhawk Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656504

Exceptional Estate With Amazing Designer Finishes! Newly Landscaped, Gorgeous Golf Course Views, ...

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First Time On Market! A Diamond In The Rough! S...

$2,249,900 City: Blackhawk, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40668070…

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Oakland's Laurel Street Fair-Join In The Fun!

Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 10:24am. 117 Views, 0 Comments.

The LAUREL DISTRICT of Oakland has always had a popular annual Laurel Street Fair that attracts both local neighbors and  visitors from every part of the city. It's attendance has been estimated to reach 8000 people, and it offers a wide variety of food and entertainment. It is now celebrating it's 15th Anniversary this Saturday, August 9th, and promises to be a lot of fun for visitors of all ages. 

It is held on MacArthur Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets, from 11:00m a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. As you browse through the fair, you will see foods, information booths, crafts of every kind, merchandise for sale, a fashion show, and music is being offered hourly to add to the atmosphere.  Bands are offering everthing from lion dances,

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How NOT To Sell Your Oakland Home-Turning Off Buyers

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 12:06pm. 180 Views, 0 Comments.

Recently, the website Bankrate.com published an article written by Jay MacDonald that listed the top things that turned buyers off when viewing a home for purchase.  He surveyed a group of real estate agents across the U.S., and came up with an interesting list for all sellers to consider and prepare for before putting their home on the market. I have included the highlights for your use. Most of these issues do not need to cost a great deal of money to deal with, which is good news for sellers. 

My job, as your Seller's Agent, it to make sure that your home presents the best possible first impression.  Here are some things that we, as agent and seller, will be addressing as you put your home on the market.

THINGS THAT DISTURB

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Beautiful Piedmont Luxury Homes For Sale

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 10:13am. 145 Views, 0 Comments.

Discover these gracious and elegant homes for sale.  

Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, ...

$5,485,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661974 Price: $5,485,000 City: Piedmont Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661974

Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, Redwood Grove And Swimming Pool. Extensively Renov...

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Exquisite Piedmont Residence On Coveted Street....

$5,250,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656363…

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Oakland's Montclair Luxury Homes For Sale

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 8:50am. 166 Views, 0 Comments.

Discover Gracious Living In the Oakland Hills. Sort by: Price, Low to High Price, High to Low  

Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room! Situate...

$2,000,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40663294 Price: $2,000,000 City: Oakland Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40663294

Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room! Situated On Private Cul-de-sac, Lot W/ Landscaped Areas. ...

Photo of Listing #40663294 View Details Save to Favorites Map

Stunning Views Of Bay Bridge, Sf, Golden Gate! ...

$1,899,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40659413…

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Why Choose Oakland For Your New Home?

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 12:23pm. 187 Views, 0 Comments.

Actually, the question should be "Why not choose Oakland?". As a city, it's central location on the coast makes an ideal departure site for nearby San Francisco or busy San Jose.  It is short distance from scenic coastal towns like Monterey or Mendocino, or the nearby wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties.  
Looking for your own personal scenic views?

  feb_2009_044_400The hills above Oakland gives you a panoramic view in every direction. Enjoy water sports? The Oakland estuary offers everything from small kayaks to sailboat racing on weeknights, to the bright white Coast Guard cutters making ready for long offshore trips.
Enjoy mountain views?  The Claremont and Montclair neighborhoods have streets lined with ecalyptus, pine, manzanita and fir

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