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Bruce Wagg

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

Piedmont Homes For Sale-An Outstanding Range Of Choices

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:36am. 102 Views, 0 Comments.

This week you will find a fascinating mix of historic and modern homes being offered
               Price, Low to High                Price, High to Low             

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

Price:   $4,995,000 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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Grand Piedmont Mansion Celebrating Its Centenni...

Price:   $4,650,000 City:   Piedmont Beds:   6 Baths:   4 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40647623

Grand Piedmont Mansion Celebrating Its Centennial

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Making Your Most Effective Offer On A Home For Sale

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:36am. 108 Views, 0 Comments.

You have been looking for a home for a while, and now you have found an Oakland home that meets you needs.  You are very anxious to buy it, and very much want the offer to be effective enough to attract the seller's attention, especially in this current marketplace where you know the competition for available inventory is quite high. Bidding wars for some homes are not uncommon.

The important thing, to assure that you will be considered by the seller, is that your offer stand out, and thus be acted upon promptly.

In working with me as your real estate agent, you have taken an important first step.  I am experienced in the Bay area marketplace, and very comfortable with negotiating.  Together, we will make a plan to put

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Join the Fun at the 2014 Oakland "Boo At The Zoo" Event

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:19pm. 110 Views, 0 Comments.


On Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Oakland Zoo will be holding it's annual "Boo At The Zoo" event, which is always a popular time for families to enjoy the Zoo, and participate in Halloween activities at the same time.  This year, the program will be supplemented by the Bay Area Science Festival, who promise to add a scientific spin to many of the events.     Costumes are encouraged for everyone, and all children in costume from 2 to 14 years of age, will receive a free spooky train ride ticket.  To encourage costumes still more, there will be a costume parade at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with Roosevelt, the Zoo mascot.  
Of course, you can…

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Stunning Oakland Luxury Homes For Sale

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:24am. 135 Views, 0 Comments.

Whether you are looking for a sparkling Bay view, or warm hillside location, one of these homes will most certainly fit your needs.                Price, Low to High                Price, High to Low             An Architectural Sanctuary Suspended Above The ... Price:   $2,995,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   4 Baths:   3 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40675186

An Architectural Sanctuary Suspended Above The Clouds In The Oakland Hills Boasts Unobstructed Pa...

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The "morgan Estate" An Iconic Architectural Mas...

Price:   $2,900,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   4 Baths:   4 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40649625


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Alameda's Unique "Spite House"

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:31am. 93 Views, 0 Comments.



While long term Alameda residents may know about the small little home at the corner of Broadway and Crist, it always provides a bit of humor when they learn about the history surrounding it.  

Most visitors or Alamedans will pass it a trip to South Shore Center, or on their way to work, and not even know that it is there.  But, if they take a look at it closely, they will no doubt smile with amusement because of it's odd shape and tiny lot.

It was built by Charles Froling at the turn of the 20th century as a classic Victorian, with all the appropriate architecture known at the time.  It  offered a handsome design, beautiful wood trim, lots of windows, and good quality workmanship.  It was soon known as the "Spite

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Piedmont Schools Benefit From The Dress Best For Less Store

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:38am. 102 Views, 0 Comments.

If you have not discovered the bargains and outstanding selections at the Dress Best For Less Store, you need to consider upping your shopping skills.  This outstanding resale store was established 30 years ago as a way of collecting and reselling high quality clothing and other household items to benefit the Piedmont Educational Foundation.  It has been a rousing success.  In September, 2013, DBFL donated $60,000 to the schools, and in May, 2014, the Foundation received $50,000.  Overall, in the last 30 years, DBFL activities have raised more than $1,000,000 for the PEF.  

They also highlight special seasonal events, and currently have a delightful selection of clothes and accessories that are just right for that perfect

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Luxury Montclair Homes For Sale

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:03am. 108 Views, 0 Comments.

Here are some truly gracious hillside homes for your consideration. Contact me today for further information. Sort by: Price, Low to High Price, High to Low  

Magnificent Mediterranean Villa W/sparkling Sf ...

$1,988,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40674244 Price: $1,988,000 City: Oakland Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40674244

Magnificent Mediterranean Villa W/sparkling Sf & Bay Views! On Special Cul-de-sac In The Montclai...

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Easy Access Custom-built Home At The End Of A C...

$1,899,999 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 4…

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Enjoying Oakland-Invite Your Friends to Join You and Explore

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:13am. 131 Views, 0 Comments.

Whether you have lived in Oakland or neaby Piedmont, there is a very good chance that you have not discovered all that Oakland has to offer you, and any family and friends that may be in town.  There is a wealth of things to do, no matter what your age.

The website VISIT OAKLAND is a source of amazing information about the city. The site is devoted to subjects like "Things to Do", "Places to Stay", "Where to Meet".  From there, you can decide which direction you want to travel.  As an example, it offers "101 Things To Do--Building Your Own Oakland Bucket List".  This is where the site really shines, because it highlights things you might not even know existed.  How about a learning to fly on a trapeeze at a circus school, or

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4304 Veronica Avenue, Castro Valley

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:26am. 176 Views, 0 Comments.

Take a moment to view this handsome home in a pleasant neighborhood in Castro Valley.  Located just a short distance from downtown Castro Valley, BART and 580, this well placed home will offer you many appealing surprises.


Situated on a spacious corner lot, it features a handsome front yard with fruit trees and vegetable beds designed to please any weekend gardener.  A newly fenced enclosed back yard boasts a pleasant patio for  outdoor entertaining


  This 3 bedrooms and 2 bath home is ideal for family living.  It has an updated eat-in kitchen for informal evening meals, but  immediately adjacent is a formal dining room for family parties and holiday events. 



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Important Things To Consider When Updating Your Oakland Home

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:55am. 172 Views, 0 Comments.

There are two times in particular when you may want to consider updating or upgrading your Oakland home.  The first is when you are preparing it for sale, and the second is just after you move in, and want to adapt it for your own personal needs.  While either event is an excellent time to move forward, it is important that consider your additions with respect to their future appeal. 

At one point or another, you may want to sell this home and move elsewhere.  If you have changed it to the point where it is so customized for your needs, you may have trouble convincing new buyers to consider it for their family's needs. 

1. Take Time Consider Comparable Homes When Upgrading: When you see magazine and website pictures of

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