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Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 9:37am. 74 Views, 0 Comments.
As the busy Spring housing market arrives this year, you may find that there is a lot of competition for some of the choicest or best priced homes in Oakland and Piedmont. It is important that you get pre-approved for a home loan, so that you will be an excellent choice among potential buyers for that ideal home that you want. It is especially important that you leave nothing to chance about your ability to finance that home.
Lenders are looking at a number of things when they are considering your request:
1. Your Credit Score--While this may seem obvious, this credit score, and your credit history tells lenders a lot about you. In essence, this score is their key indicator as to how responsible you are about acquiring debt, and then…
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 9:31am. 98 Views, 0 Comments.
If you have yet to see the handsome homes that Alameda has to offer, here is your chance. Whether you want to live on the main island, or on Harbor Bay, there are truly special homes to choose from.
Custom Built In Double Lot W/ Full Bay View On ...Price: $2,380,000 City: Alameda Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40687946 Custom Built In Double Lot W/ Full Bay View On 3rd Fl. Possible 6-car Tandem Gar-. Top Level Poss... View DetailsSave to FavoritesMap
Exquisite 1882 Victorian 4 Br 3 Bath, 3 Car Gar...Price: $1,999,900 City: Alameda Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40675641 Exquisite 1882 Victorian 4 Br 3 Bath, 3 Car Gar,…
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 9:57am. 119 Views, 0 Comments.
A recent article by Matthew Artz, of bayareanewsgroup, reports some new potential for the continuing growth around the increasingly popular Jack London Square neighborhood.
Carmel Partners, a developer from San Francisco is in contract to buy two parcels which were previouly occupied by warehousing, and include a full block where Cost Plus, Inc. has its headquarters. The promise of this negotiation is the building of a 300 unit mid-rise market rate apartment complex, right in the heart of some of this steadily growing commercial and residential area in Oakland.
The building housing the Cost Plus, Inc. headquarters will need to be demolished to move the project ahead, and before that can proceed, this demolishing must undergo an…
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 10:24am. 163 Views, 0 Comments.
The Spring selling market is now upon us. Whether Oakland, Alameda or Berkeley, this is one of the busiest times of the year for home buyers who are looking for their perfect new home. While some marketplaces are especially stong, and competition is extremely heavy for the few houses on the market, that is not necessarily true of all Bay area homes. For that reason, it becomes very important to price your home correctly to attract the maximum attention in the shortest period of time. No matter what the area, my job, as your real estate agent, is to help you arrive at a competitive and realistic asking price, so your home will get immediate interest and attention.
Many sellers, for a variety of reasons, have a tendancy to want to overprice…
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 10:18am. 201 Views, 0 Comments.
As your real estate agent, I am thoroughly prepared to assist you in purchasing your new home. With my many years as a real estate professional in the Bay area, I have developed a sophisticated sense of the area, and I know where the homes are that will fit your specific needs in terms of price and location. In this blog, I would like to make you aware of the many services that I can offer you when purchasing your new home. Buying a home is a truly a significant step for everyone, and whether you are looking in Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley or Alameda, or anywhere else in the San Francisco Bay Area, I can offer you the following services to make your search more comfortable and well planned:
* Meet with you to identify your ideal home
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 11:22am. 171 Views, 0 Comments.
While there are many elements that you must consider in deciding to buy or sell an Oakland or Piedmont home, there is one very important element that you will want to consider-the marketplace of the home. The basic question to ask yourself is " What is the direction of current Bay Area real estate housing sales?" "What is the direction of Northern California housing sales?".
Right now, the direction is "up". Here are some quick summaries courtesty of the National Association of Realtors' "Median Sales Price of Existing Single Family Homes For the Metropolitan Area" :
1. Median existing single family homes in the Western US rose 4.8% to $299,500 in the 4th quarter of 2014.
2. In the Sacramento/Arden/Roseville area, the median single…
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 10:30am. 308 Views, 0 Comments.
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High atop the Oakland hills is 11717 Cranford Way. This serene home is surrounded by a gracious gardens, with a sitting porch in the front, and, at the rear of the home, are tiered decks with amazing views from the Bay Bridge to the San Mateo Bridge. What an desirable combination of choices for the exterior portion of the home.
The interior of the home is just as appealing. The center of the home is most certainly the kitchen/dining area. Wih a gleaming dining room table and chairs, a guest area around a fireplace, and a view out the windows, it is an ideal spot for guests to watch dinner being made…
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 10:13am. 192 Views, 0 Comments.
With Spring almost here, it is time to begin your search for your perfect Piedmont home. The choices in style, price, and design are excellent this week, so make plans to visit the ones the you especially like.
The Most Magical, Sun-filled Mansion In Piedmon...Price: $4,395,000 City: Piedmont Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40685875 The Most Magical, Sun-filled Mansion In Piedmont With Magnificent Sf And Downtown Oakland Views S... View DetailsSave to FavoritesMap
A Rare Bit Of Privacy In The Center Of Town, Th...…
Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 10:16am. 171 Views, 0 Comments.
Often, as we begin to make plans to purchase an Oakland or Piedmont home, we have a tendency to decide what we can afford by looking at the asking price of the home for sale. While this is certainly a sensible place to start, some other issues come into play that should be considered when deciding what one can pay for the home.
There are, in fact, other costs involved in purchasing a home that will need to be included in any buyer's budget. While many things are negotiable between buyer and seller, it is a good idea to include these elements into your purchasing plans.
1. Professional Home Inspection Fees: It is extremely important to have your future home thoroughly inspected before making your purchase, especially if you have concerns…
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 3:23pm. 177 Views, 0 Comments.
This stunning 5911 sf custom home features spacious rooms, and graceful architecture in each. With its dramatic central staircase featured above, you can access any one of the 6 bedrooms and 7 baths throughout the house. The beautiful tropical hardwood floors add color and warmth to the home. The very modern kitchen, with it's circular workspace, is a central place for friends to gather.
There are plentiful uses of windows to take advantage of the views of San Francisco Bay, the spacious grounds with wooded trees, and the partial Mt. Diablo views. This home is on a well maintained one acre of trees and gardens. It also offers residents a home elevator, and has garage parking for 8 cars.
What makes this house especially…