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

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:53am. 65 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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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. 144 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".

It

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4304 Veronica Avenue, Castro Valley

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:26am. 183 Views, 0 Comments.

Take a moment to view this handsome home in a pleasant neighborhood in Castro Valley.  Located just a short distance from downtown Castro Valley, BART and 580, this well placed home will offer you many appealing surprises.

 

Situated on a spacious corner lot, it features a handsome front yard with fruit trees and vegetable beds designed to please any weekend gardener.  A newly fenced enclosed back yard boasts a pleasant patio for  outdoor entertaining

 

  This 3 bedrooms and 2 bath home is ideal for family living.  It has an updated eat-in kitchen for informal evening meals, but  immediately adjacent is a formal dining room for family parties and holiday events. 

                                               

 

 

 

 

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Important Things To Consider When Updating Your Oakland Home

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:55am. 173 Views, 0 Comments.

There are two times in particular when you may want to consider updating or upgrading your Oakland home.  The first is when you are preparing it for sale, and the second is just after you move in, and want to adapt it for your own personal needs.  While either event is an excellent time to move forward, it is important that consider your additions with respect to their future appeal. 

At one point or another, you may want to sell this home and move elsewhere.  If you have changed it to the point where it is so customized for your needs, you may have trouble convincing new buyers to consider it for their family's needs. 

1. Take Time Consider Comparable Homes When Upgrading: When you see magazine and website pictures of elaborate and

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2014 Piedmont, CA Harvest Festival Fun and Events

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:40am. 152 Views, 0 Comments.

                                                                 

 

This coming Sunday, September 28th, is the time to bring your family and friends to the annual Harvest Festival.  Held at the Piedmont Community Center, 711 Highland Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., it promises to offer fun, food, and fall scarecrows and pumpkins, with the goal of generating  funds in imaginative ways for Piedmont's three elementary schools. 

To help get you into the holiday mood, there will be a celebration of jazz music, starting at 11:30 a.m., featuring the Piedmont High School Jazz Band.  After that, on the hour, throught the rest of the event, there will be a selection of various area jazz groups providing background music as you enjoy the day. 

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4304 Veronica Avenue, Castro Valley

Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:01am. 167 Views, 0 Comments.

4304 VERONICA AVENUE   CASTRO VALLEY

Take a moment to view this handsome home in a pleasant neighborhood in Castro Valley.  Located just a short distance from downtown Castro Valley, BART and 580, this well placed home will offer you many appealing surprises.

 

Situated on a spacious corner lot, it features a handsome front yard with fruit trees and vegetable beds designed to please any weekend gardener.  A newly fenced enclosed back yard boasts a pleasant patio for  outdoor entertaining

 

  This 3 bedrooms and 2 bath home is ideal for family living.  It has an updated eat-in kitchen for informal evening meals, but  immediately adjacent is a formal dining room for family parties and holiday events. 

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The Top Four Ways To Maintain Your New Piedmont Home

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:34am. 176 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

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