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Bruce Wagg

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Dramatic Oakland Luxury Homes For Sale

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 9:46am. 55 Views, 0 Comments.

 Whether you are looking for a new home, or a well established custom site with a view, these choices represent some outstanding opportunities for your future luxury living.  

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Brand New Construction In The Oakland Hills App...

Price:   $2,097,012 City:   Oakland Beds:   4 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40684374

Brand New Construction In The Oakland Hills Approx 5,197 Sq Ft, 4 Beds, Casita = 5th Bed, 5.5 Bat...

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Brand New Construction In The Oakland Hills. H...

Price:   $2,097,012 City:   Oakland Beds:   5 Baths:   5 Type:   Single…

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Oakland and Piedmont Homebuyers-Check Your Credit FIRST

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 9:52am. 67 Views, 0 Comments.

Whether you are interested in buying a home in the Piedmont hills, or among tree lined streets in Oakland, it is important that you know exactly where you are financially, so that you won't be disappointed when you begin to search for your perfect home.  Nothing can be more disturbing than to find that the homes that you want are out of your reach because of a credit history problem. Luckily, gathering proper credit information is just a matter of investing just a bit of research time.  

Even if you have been paying all your bills on time, and staying within the ideal credit limits, there may be issues in your credit reports that you may not be aware of.  Some may be due to clerical error, incorrect reporting by creditors, or incorrect

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2015 Oakland Restaurant Week-Celebrating Oakland's Culinary Sucesses

Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 11:37am. 101 Views, 0 Comments.

The announcement of the 5th year of Oakland's Restaurant Week has brought a great deal of excitement to those who enjoy the many opportunities for delightful cuisine that this event offers. As in the past, this year, restaurants in the area will be offering special prix-fixe lunches and dinners to diners.  There will be $20, $30, and $40 price ranges offered, and these meals represent a special treat from each of the almost 75 participating restaurants this year.  

Running from January 15th through January 25th, you will be able to search for menus especially created for this event, and additionally, you can search by type of cuisine, lunches or dinners to help you decide where you would like to go.  Reservations are strongly encouraged.  

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Montclair Hill Homes For Sale Under $800,000

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 9:39am. 112 Views, 0 Comments.

 If you have wanted to live in Montclair with it's great Bay area views, or to settle in among the quiet trees, these special homes offer you an opportunity to do just that.  Some of these can offer you both of these benefits, so take a moment to discover these charming homes.  

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Charming Montclair Contemporary Offering Multi ...

Price:   $799,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   3 Baths:   2 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40681080

Charming Montclair Contemporary Offering Multi Levels Of Open Spaces. Features Include, 2 Firepl...

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Move Right In And Update At Your Pace And To

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2015 Wildwood Dads Club Crab Feed

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 10:35am. 152 Views, 0 Comments.

It's time to bring friends and family and enjoy the annual Wildwood Dads Club Crab Feed.  This highly popular fund raiser offers the best of both worlds-good food and good entertainment.  It's easy to find. It will be held at the Piedmont Veterans Memorial Hall at 401 Highland Avenue, on Saturday, January 31st, and starts at 6:00 p.m.

The menu is classic.  You will dine on fresh all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, and the menu also offers lasagna and fresh salad.  Adding to the atmosphere will be music to enjoy, and a No Host Bar will be available.  

One of the highlights will be the fund rising raffle, which always features outstanding prizes that are as varied as they are interesting. Donations are always welcome in the form of funds or prizes

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Buying An Oakland Or Piedmont Home This Year-The Best Plan

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 11:16am. 162 Views, 0 Comments.


If you and your family have a serious intent to purchase a new Oakland or Piedmont home this year, it is especially important to have an efficient plan in place, since you will be competing, in some neighborhoods, in a marketplace with very limited housing stock to work with, so your competition may be challenging.  

Here are some steps to take to place yourself in the best possible position to be considered immediately by sellers:

1. Before You Begin Your Search--Be very clear about your needs from the outset. Be specific as to what you must have, and what you can waive when viewing a potential home.  What things are the most important to your family, and thus nonstarters, and what would be nice, but not mandatory?   

2. Know Your

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Buying An Oakland Condominium or Townhouse-An Excellent Idea

Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 10:20am. 191 Views, 0 Comments.

Even though there are many single family homes available in Oakland, the supply in the last few years has been significantly lower than the demand, thus creating a great deal of interest, and in many cases, serious competition among buyers, ultimately raising prices for the existing stock.  

However, as this trend has developed, Oakland has also been the source of an evergrowing selection of condominiums, townhouses and lofts, especially in the new and vital downtown area, that is proving to be quite attractive to potential buyers and homeowners. With the Booklyn Basin project in development, there is, and will be, an amazing range of housing opportunities to choose from.   

 There are many reasons to consider this housing choice:


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Oakland Neighborhoods Offer Outstanding Homes For Sale

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 9:20am. 232 Views, 0 Comments.


Search for Oakland Real Estate By Neighborhood

Use this list to search the diverse Oakland neighborhoods for homes and condos. Oakland is a great city, and offers unique experiences and architecture in each and every community. Here are just a few of the 100+ neighborhoods in the city. 

Oakland Neighborhoods

 Upper Rockridge  Montclair  Lakeshore Maxwell Park 
 Glenview  Millsmont
Lower Rockridge 
 Grand Lake  Oakmore Hiller Highlands Crestmont Claremont
Redwood Heights  Oakmore Laurel 
 Trestle Glen  Temescal Crocker Highlands


E-mail or call me on my direct line (510) 517-6280. I can arrange immediate viewings or provide additional information any

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Selling Your Oakland Home-Four Problems To Solve

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 10:09am. 179 Views, 0 Comments.



When it comes time to sell your Oakland or Piedmont home, there are four guaranteed problems that future buyers will be concerned about.  These are not surprising, but are often overlooked while you looking for a new home, and preparing to move forward elsewhere.

1. Clutter-As I have indicated in the past, paring down your home to its most basic design, and showing off it's original floor plan it highly desirable.  Potential buyers want as little of your influence in the rooms as possible.  They want to see lots of space, and also want to imagine their things in the home to see if it will fit their needs.  Keep the rooms handsome, but simple.  

2. Outdated Fixtures-Many times, especially if you have been in your home for years, you

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Holiday Ice Skating Opportunities In The East Bay and San Francisco

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 11:02am. 185 Views, 0 Comments.

For much of the rest of the United States, snow and ice are not much fun during the holiday season.  But for those who have moved here from colder climes, or have always wanted to ice skate in the San Francisco Bay area, opportunities exist for friends and families to don skates and glide around an ice rink especially designed to bring winter to town.  All of these venues have hours that should meet the needs of the most determined skater, and many offer skating lessons as well.  

1. San Francisco--Union Square Ice Rink-This rink makes an appearance during December, and is a classic site each year for those shopping in downtown San Francisco.  Sitting in the middle of wonderful shops, stores and boutiques and facing Macy's famous Christmas

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