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

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:53am. 60 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. 101 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. 129 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. 130 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. 126 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. 143 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. 102 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".


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Piedmont Schools Benefit From The Dress Best For Less Store

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:38am. 109 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 Halloween costume

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Luxury Montclair Homes For Sale

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:03am. 116 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 Type:…

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Enjoying Oakland-Invite Your Friends to Join You and Explore

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:13am. 140 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 horseback riding in

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