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Selling Your Oakland Home-Some Important Concepts To Consider

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 10:02am. 42 Views, 0 Comments.

As your Oakland real estate agent, it is my job to prepare you to make the best presentation possible when we put your home on the market. As the seller, you can assist me, and promote the sale of your home, with an understanding of the following points:

1. Know the Value of Your Home In The Current Marketplace--While we will be working together to determine the very best sales price for your home, you will be more comfortable with this process if you do your homework as well.  Whether you use my website, or the current popular websites of Trulia or Zillow, take the time to see what homes in your area are selling for.  Compare them by size, location, amenities, and condition.  You can learn a lot in a very short time with an appropriate

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Celebrate First Friday Events At The Oakland Museum of California

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 8:49am. 76 Views, 0 Comments.

If you have not yet discovered the family friendly First Friday events at the Oakland Museum of California, (OMCA), you are in for a treat.  Where else can you combine food, fun, music and stunning arts and history in one place?  Young or old, there is something for you to see and do.

While the theme changes each Friday, the basic format is the same.  You can count on listening to, and dancing to, live music from different Bay area groups.  The musical variety is amazing, and has included New Orleans, Funk, Salsa, Cuban, and more. Additionally, you can also count on hands-on art activities for children, and full access to all the museum galleries until 9:00 p.m.. To add enjoyment, there will be a brief pop up style tour of one of the galleries

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Outstanding Alameda Homes For Sale

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:28am. 100 Views, 0 Comments.


Whether you are looking for a stunning Gold Coast estate home, or a contemporary showplace on the water with Bridge and Bay views, you are sure to find something to appeal to you in Alameda.  
               Price, Low to High                Price, High to Low             

Rebuilt 1882 Victorian With Permits. Exterior S...

Price:   $2,380,000 City:   Alameda Beds:   6 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40675641

Rebuilt 1882 Victorian With Permits. Exterior Stripped To Bare Redwood. Interior Walls/ceilings S...

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Double Lot W/ Full Bay View On 3rd Fl. Possible...

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Selling Your Oakland Home--How To Have Your Best Open House

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:53am. 130 Views, 0 Comments.

 

As your real estate agent, I am pleased to say that I am very confident that together, you and I can put together an outstanding presentation for your Oakland home at it's Open House.  Needless to say, the first impression that we make is no doubt the most important to attract potential buyers.  We will take your budget into consideration, rearrange and consolidate as needed, and make the freshest, most appealing presentation possible.  

However, there are many things that can be done to meet this goal that do not cost a great deal of money.  They are:

1. Fix Up The Exterior Of Your Home:  Many times, your "curb appeal" can be one of the most telling factors in your presentation.  Many potential buyers will do a drive by of homes that they

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It's Piedmont Pumpkin Patch Time!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:36am. 148 Views, 0 Comments.

          

                       

Every year, the Piedmont Wildwood Elementary School Dad's Club presents their Pumpkin Patch for your consideration.  This yearly fund raiser is a means by which money is raised to buy special things for the school that the budget cannot--computers, iPads, musical instruments, and more.  

If you are looking for pumpkins for your Halloween celebrations, this is the place to be, because you will find pumpkins of every size and color.  Want to design an unique or creative decoration?  There are yellow, pink and white pumpkins-big and small.  Want to do some cooking?  There are the standard orange pumpkins, and sugar pie pumpkins.   Want to make a spectacular table arrangement? Be sure to discover the huge

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Piedmont Homes For Sale-An Outstanding Range Of Choices

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:36am. 159 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 Is Sited On A

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Making Your Most Effective Offer On A Home For Sale

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:36am. 157 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 together an

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

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:19pm. 149 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 always tour the…

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Stunning Oakland Luxury Homes For Sale

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:24am. 161 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

The "morgan Estate" An

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Alameda's Unique "Spite House"

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:31am. 126 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 House".

It

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