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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:34am. 80 Views, 0 Comments.
You have just purchased a new home in Piedmont. It is a major investment, and you plan to live there for many years. Maintaining any home can be expensive, and the costs, of course, are added on to your monthly housing payments. As a result, you want to be practical, yet careful, in the funds that you are going to spend to keep your future home as close as possible to the condition that it is now, at it's purchase point.
Here are four reasonably inexpensive, yet valuable, steps that you can take to give you your biggest return on your maintenance dollar:
1. Have Regular Termite Inspections: While your home is turned over to you termite free, it is still very hard to assure that every nook and cranny in your home was covered by the…
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:56am. 139 Views, 0 Comments.
Often, when your first consider buying a home in Oakland or a nearby Piedmont home, your tendancy is to look at the asking price for the home as a working figure to decide whether you can afford it or not. While that is certainly the most sensible starting point, and knowing that all home prices could be negotiable, you still have other costs that you should put into your budget before moving forward. While some of these fees may also be negotiable among seller and buyer, it is best to include them in your plans.
1. A Home Appraisal Fee: Your lender needs to know the value of the home, so you should plan on paying this fee. Costs vary, but are usually around $500.
2. Additional Closing Costs: When you submit your loan application, you…
Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:06pm. 130 Views, 0 Comments.
A One Of A Kind, Gated Masterpiece French Medit...$2,455,000 City: Berkeley, CA Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661187 Price: $2,455,000 City: Berkeley Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661187
A One Of A Kind, Gated Masterpiece French Mediterranean Home In The Heart Of The Berkeley Hills. ...View Details Save to Favorites Map
One-of-a-kind Moroccan-inspired Architecture In...$2,225,000 City: Berkeley, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family…
Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:24am. 112 Views, 0 Comments.
At one time, in the early part of the 20th Century, Alameda's Neptune Beach was a hugely popular venue for families from all over the SF Bay area. Many would come to swim in the pools, enjoy the rides and games, or sit on the beach and watch others doing the same thing. Located at the foot of Webster Street in Alameda, it was an exciting venue to visit. Now gone, Alamedans still remember it's vital past, and now, for the 3rd year in a row, are celebrating it by holding the 3rd Annual Neptune Beach Community Celebration.
Located just moments from the original site, the celebration will stay true to it's roots, and offers a ferris wheel, a fun slide,pony rides, climbing walls, and other activities to delight local families. A stage will…
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:23am. 131 Views, 0 Comments.
You are seriously considering selling your Montclair home. You have been hearing that this is an outstanding time to do so. You have been given all kinds of advice from friends and neighbors as to which price would be the best one when you finally put it on the market. Everyone has an opinion. Where are the three best sources to begin with to get the most accurate information about the current marketplace?
1. My Website--www.brucewagg.com--Even before you call me to represent you in selling your home, you can get an amazing amount of information from my website. Here you will find the full list of homes as represented on the area Multiple Listing services. Using the powerful search engines, you can discover what homes in your area…
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 10:21am. 136 Views, 0 Comments.
Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, ...$5,485,000 City:Piedmont, CA Beds:6 Baths:5 Type:Single Family MLS® #:40661974 Price: $5,485,000 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...View DetailsSave to FavoritesMap
Exquisite Piedmont Residence On Coveted Street....$5,250,000 City:Piedmont, CA Beds:6 Baths:5 Type:Single Family MLS®…
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 10:42am. 139 Views, 0 Comments.
Oakland's Jack London Square has become an amazing venue for both local and international visitors. Sitting right on the Oakland Estuary, it is a collection of handsome restaurants, shops, and it's famous Sunday Farmer's Market. It is also the starting off point for the San Francisco Ferry which will take passengers to the City or Marin county. However, if you want to spend some leisure time on San Francisco Bay, the USS Potomac is the place for you. There are no high speed trips across the water, just leisurely tours packed with lots of information.
Originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard in 1934, this 165 ft. vessel was renamed the USS Potomac, in 1936, and became Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.…
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 10:17am. 179 Views, 0 Comments.
You have been seriously considering buying an Oakland home, and you feel that you can afford to do so, so you begin to take some important first steps to see what options you may have, and what you might be able to buy. However, nothing can be more upsetting and discouraging than finding out that potential lenders have turned down your loan application because of your poor credit rating. There are a lot of elements that contribute to your final credit ratio, and it is entirely possible that you are not aware of all the details, because you may not have checked your complete credit picture until now. Additionally, many potential buyers are unsure about how to get a report, or have misinformation about how to do so.
Obiously, whether you are…
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11:06am. 159 Views, 0 Comments.
Enjoy "Island Living"-Alameda Style
Thumbnails List Map$2,500,000 City: Alameda, CA Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40670659 Price: $2,500,000 City: Alameda Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40670659
Location, Location, Location!!! 3 Bdrms, 1 Bath, 1428 Sq Ft, 6034 ...View Details Save to Favorites Map
Stunning Cape Cod Home In The Coveted Gold Coas...$1,595,000 City: Alameda, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40664348 Price: $1,595,000 City: Alameda Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40664348
Stunning Cape Cod Home In The Coveted…
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 11:49am. 146 Views, 0 Comments.
Oakland's historic Joaquin Miller Park located in the Woodminster area of Oakland, is a delightful place to hike, bicycle, picnic, or just enjoy the dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay area from it's hillside heights. Most long term residents know that it is also the location of an amazing waterfall cascade that was built in 1941 as a waterfall feature of the 2000 seat Woodminster Amphitheater that is located directly above the falls. Designed by Howard Gilkey, it was dedicated to California writers, one of who, Joaquin Miller, lived right in the Park area.
As with any outdoor structure in a park, it needs attention and maintenance, and that is just what is planned for Saturday, August 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on site. The…