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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 12:02pm. 84 Views, 0 Comments.
Sitting immediately adjacent to Alameda, California in San Francisco Bay, is tiny Alameda Bay Farm Island. It was originally farm land, and known for producing two unique products for the nearby city restaurants--asparagus and oysters. Originally known as Asparagus Island, it also supported large oyster beds,( along with other portions of the Alameda island coast) which produced what was then considered a great delicacy to Edwardian San Francisco.
Although separated by an estuary in the 19th century from mainland Alameda, it is now connected to both Alameda and Oakland. By extension, it is connected to the Oakland International Airport, which was opened by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. What was once a quiet agricultural area,…
Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 4:33pm. 189 Views, 0 Comments.
As you begin to consider purchasing your new home, your choice of neighborhood, no matter what part of the San Francisco Bay Area tht you choose, becomes paramount. I want to assist you in every way to find the very best home for you and your family. It takes time to find the neighborhood that best suits your needs. Not only do we want to find it for your use now, but we also want to have it be suitable enough so that its resale value is assured.
Here are some thing we will consider when looking for the right place to call home:
1. Does It Have Good Access to Employment, Shopping and Transit? Will it be a hassle to drive to work everyday or to catch public transit? Are there reasonable shopping areas nearby to…
Monday, April 27th, 2009 at 9:41am. 575 Views, 0 Comments.
The figures for the 1st quarter have come in with some predictable results. Housing sales are way up (almost 200% in Hayward!) with the bulk of these sales in the lower end markets. Foreclosures have been the bread and butter of this market with Short Sales and REOs bringing in buyers from all over. I've had one eager man in New Zealand who has been buying up properties in Richmond.
The low interest rates combined with the $8000 tax credit has made first-time buyers and investors dive into affordable East Bay and Oakland Real Estate. The median sales price of homes sold has dropped dramatically because of the focus on the lower end market. The median price of a Oakland home sale has dropped 70% since the same quarter last year. While many areas of…
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 12:03pm. 472 Views, 0 Comments.
For years, I have driven by what appears to be a concrete monument at the south end of Jackson Park, on which is written the words "In Memory of My Dumb Friends". I have always wanted to know the back story to this piece of history, so I did some research. It was designed to provide water and a resting place for animals and their owners in and around the park. Built in 1920 by Isabelle Clark as a memorial to her husband, it orginally had a water trough set in the concrete. The remains of the bench still stand as a tribute to the efforts of a fine lady who wanted to aid the "dumb" animals in the area. At the time, the term "dumb" was used to refer to animals who did not have the gift of speech, and did not refer to their mental acuity!
Jackson Park is…