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Oakland's Adams Point Neighborhood sits on the hills above scenic Lake Merritt, and is ideally located for the homeowner who wants to be in the center of all of what Oakland has to offer. It is just a short walk from downtown Oakland, the Oakland Museum, and the shopping and dining areas of the Grand Lake and Lakeshore Avenue neighborhoods.   A weekly farmers market, and the classic Grand Lake Theater add more opportunites for things to do.  Nearby Highway 580 is a direct route to San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  

It features a combination of handsomely designed private homes, while providing an excellent source of for buyers seeking a unique condominium or apartment.  

If this variety of opportunities appeals to you, contact me with

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 The Glenview neighborhood is a cozy collection of stores, restaurants, and shops, and highlights what a neighborhood should be. Based around Park Boulevard, and once a stop for the earlier commuter Key Line that ran up to the hills, it reflects its era.  As you can see from the above pictures, there is a strong Art Deco and Spanish stucco influence in the homes and school.  Many tree lined streets and spacious back yards, when combined with innovative architectural designs, invite varied choices for home buyers.  Nearby Oakmore and Trestle Glen neighborhoods continue much of this theme.  

It is centrally located between Highways 13 and 580, which allows an excellent commute to downtown Oakland, San Francisco, or

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When it comes time to consider selling your Oakland or Piedmont home, it is important to have a realistic and competitive price to attract interested buyers.  Nothing is more disturbing to sellers than to have their home sit on the market for weeks and weeks because it is improperly priced.  

1. Gather Facts To Help You Decide-- Even before you contact me as your selling agent, you should search the many real estate websites available to you to get a sense of what homes like yours are selling for.  Compare your home realistically to others in your neighborhood. 

2. Contact Me About A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)--Here is where I, as your real estate agent will help you come to some serious decisions.  I will assist you in comparing the

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As soon as you decide that you would like to begin to look for your new Oakland or Berkeley home, you should take steps to get your loan financing in place.  In many areas of the East Bay, the competition for homes and condominiums is very high. As a result, you need to be ready to make a offer immediately upon finding your ideal home, to avoid losing out to other bidders.  What do you need to know about your financing options?

1. Being Pre-Qualified By A Lender-This is a first step in the mortgage process, but an important one.  You will be asked to provide your lender with your basic financial status.  You would inform them about your debt, your income, and your assets.  It allows the lender to review your situation, and give you a general

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Pleasanton is an amazing combination of opportunities.  Whether you are interested in the homes around the charming and historic downtown area, or a sprawling hillside vineyard home, there is something for you to consider.  It is currently the location of many outstanding companies that have chosen Pleasanton for a business site.  Included are Kaiser, Cisco, Oracle and AT & T.  Ideally located, at the intersection of Highways 580 and 680, it offers easy transportation to work, fun, dining and shopping.  Nearby Dublin and San Ramon compliment all of these assets. 

             Remember, new properties come on line regularly, so check my website at www.brucewagg.com for the latest updates.

Note: There are currently 29 properties available in

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Oakland's Lakeshore neighborhood is one of the most popular in Oakland.  Lakeshore Avenue, for which it is named, is a choice shopping center for residents, as is nearby, and equally popular Grand Lake Avenue.  Whether it is creative cooking, old time donuts, Trader Joe shopping, or creative boutiques and coffee shops, this area has a lot to offer.  Combine it with a nearby classic movie theater, a weekly farmers market, space to run and play at Lake Merritt, and you can see why it is so appealing.  For those working in the many downtown office buildings, it is an easy walk to work.  Consider the varied architecture and choices below.

        Remember, new properties come on line regularly, so check my website at www.brucewagg.com for the latest

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Skyline/Hillcrest Estates homes are located in the hills of Oakland, and are found along Skyline Boulevard and the streets and roads adjacent.  As with Montclair hill homes, and Piedmont Pines homes, they can offer either a dramatic hill top view of the SF Bay, or be tucked away in a soothing Tahoe like atmosphere.  If you couple this ideal location with immediate access to Highway 24, you will see you have the advantage of rapid access to downtown Oakland, Orinda, San Leandro, and all these cities have to offer in terms of work, shopping and entertainment.

       Remember, new properties come on line regularly, so check my website at www.brucewagg.com for the latest updates. 

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Oakland's Montclair hills have always been one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. The homes here are varied in architecture, from the earlier Spanish and Mid-Century Modern, to dramatic and creative Mediterranean and Italianate homes with views from every room.  Choices abound.  You can also choose between hilltop views or cozy Tahoe like settings for your new home.  Combine this with immediate access to downtown Oakland, Orinda, the pleasures of shopping in Montclair and Rockridge, and you have an ideal neighborhood for your new home.

           Remember, new properties come on line regularly, so check my website at www.brucewagg.com for the latest updates. 

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The Upper Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland has always been one of the most in demand neighborhoods in the city.  Graced by a combination of classic Spanish, Mediterranean, and Mission style designs, it has gradually seen added dramatic custom built homes, many of which are full of light and creative designs.  Located adjacent to Berkeley and near Piedmont, it is well placed as well for freeway access to downtown Oakland and SF, as well as Orinda and the rest of Contra Costa County.  Rockridge, especially along College Avenue, it the location of a wide variety of appealing restaurants, shops and boutiques.  

          Remember, new properties come on line regularly, so check my website at www.brucewagg.com for the latest updates.

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Dublin is a town strategically located next to Pleasanton to its south, and San Ramon to the north.  For those residents involved in the many commercial, technical and research business all along adjacent Highway 680, this city represents an excellent site for your new home. Dublin is more than location, however.  It still retains its family appeal.  It has a very active sports program, a handsome library, and many family oriented activities during the year.

          Remember, new properties come on line regularly, so check my website at www.brucewagg.com for the latest updates. 

Note: There are currently 37 homes for sale in Dublin.  These below represent a sampling of those available.  For the complete list, click here: HOMES FOR SALE IN

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