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Bruce Wagg

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Buying A Home In Oakland? Take This Step Before Anything Else.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 10:17am. 85 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

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Stunning Alameda Luxury Properties

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11:06am. 81 Views, 0 Comments.

Enjoy "Island Living"-Alameda Style

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  $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 ...

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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

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Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park Cascade Cleanup-Join In!

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 11:49am. 87 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

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What You Should Know About Qualifying For Your New Oakland Home

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 11:14am. 122 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

 

You are looking for that very special Oakland home for you and your family.  As with most buyers, you may be concerned whether you will qualify financially, so that when you find your perfect home, it can be yours.  While this is a very common concern, the more you know about "how much home" you can buy, the more comfortable you will be as you begin your search.  Below, is an overview of what lenders will be looking for when they consider your loan application.  While this is not the final list of things they look at, and there are many more issues involved, below is a general overview of what is looked at by lenders:

Overall, they are concerned about three things regarding future borrowers:

1. Your Credit Rating:  Your credit

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Oakland's Laurel Street Fair-Join In The Fun!

Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 10:24am. 136 Views, 0 Comments.

The LAUREL DISTRICT of Oakland has always had a popular annual Laurel Street Fair that attracts both local neighbors and  visitors from every part of the city. It's attendance has been estimated to reach 8000 people, and it offers a wide variety of food and entertainment. It is now celebrating it's 15th Anniversary this Saturday, August 9th, and promises to be a lot of fun for visitors of all ages. 

It is held on MacArthur Boulevard between 35th and 38th Streets, from 11:00m a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. As you browse through the fair, you will see foods, information booths, crafts of every kind, merchandise for sale, a fashion show, and music is being offered hourly to add to the atmosphere.  Bands are offering everthing from lion dances, samba funk,

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How NOT To Sell Your Oakland Home-Turning Off Buyers

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 12:06pm. 210 Views, 0 Comments.

Recently, the website Bankrate.com published an article written by Jay MacDonald that listed the top things that turned buyers off when viewing a home for purchase.  He surveyed a group of real estate agents across the U.S., and came up with an interesting list for all sellers to consider and prepare for before putting their home on the market. I have included the highlights for your use. Most of these issues do not need to cost a great deal of money to deal with, which is good news for sellers. 

My job, as your Seller's Agent, it to make sure that your home presents the best possible first impression.  Here are some things that we, as agent and seller, will be addressing as you put your home on the market.

THINGS THAT DISTURB POTENTIAL

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Why Choose Oakland For Your New Home?

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 12:23pm. 195 Views, 0 Comments.

Actually, the question should be "Why not choose Oakland?". As a city, it's central location on the coast makes an ideal departure site for nearby San Francisco or busy San Jose.  It is short distance from scenic coastal towns like Monterey or Mendocino, or the nearby wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties.  
Looking for your own personal scenic views?

  feb_2009_044_400The hills above Oakland gives you a panoramic view in every direction. Enjoy water sports? The Oakland estuary offers everything from small kayaks to sailboat racing on weeknights, to the bright white Coast Guard cutters making ready for long offshore trips.
Enjoy mountain views?  The Claremont and Montclair neighborhoods have streets lined with ecalyptus, pine, manzanita and fir trees, causing you

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Luxury Piedmont Homes For Sale With Swimming Pools

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 9:54am. 159 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Enjoy gracious poolside living and entertaining in Piedmont

 

 

Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, ...                        

$5,950,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661974 Price: $5,950,000 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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Exquisite Piedmont Residence On Coveted Street....

$5,250,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656363…

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Buying an Alameda or SF Bay Area Home On The Water

Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 7:57am. 184 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Many cities in the San Francisco Bay area have homes on the water.  The closest ones here are found in Alameda, on Alameda Bay Farm Island, and Ballena Bay.  Whether you want a condo, townhome or single family home, there are many things to consider when purchasing a home on, or near, the water. It is especially important to take a moment to review your choice of homes, when you know that due to their pleasant views and ambiance, they are often more expensive compared to similar homes in the neighborhood that are not by the water.

 The very best features of having a home next to a bay, stream or ocean is the view of the water, and the pleasing atmosphere of the plants and wildlife that greet you every morning from your deck and  picture

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PIEDMONT LUXURY HOMES-THE MOST CURRENT LISTINGS

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 8:57am. 122 Views, 0 Comments.

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Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, ...

$5,950,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661974 Price: $5,950,000 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...

Photo of Listing #40661974 View Details Save to Favorites Map

Exquisite Piedmont Residence On Coveted Street....

$5,250,000 City: Piedmont, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656363…

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