Oakland Hills

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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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The Oakland hills are some of the most in demand places for home builders.  The combination of a Tahoe like ambiance and often stunning SF Bay views, make this an ideal spot for those who want to create their own special living space.

The site locations are as varied in price and location as the home possibilities.  Below is a handsome mid-price choice with the Tahoe appeal.  For opportunities above or below this price range, click on this site, and then call me to view your choices: OAKLAND LOTS AND LAND

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Oakland, CA

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As buyers begin to search for a new home, they often are amazed at how many distinct and unique neighborhoods there are in this truly diverse city.  Whether you want tree lined streets, ocean views, nearby Lake Merritt, or downtown bustle, there is a spot that should appeal to you. When all is said and done, the best part is that they are all just moments away from each other.

Below is a selection of neighborhoods to review.  There are so many more, but here is a start:

Oakland Neighborhoods

 Upper Rockridge  Montclair Millsmont  Lakeshore Maxwell Park
Lower Rockridge  
 Grand Lake Glenview  Oakmore Hiller Highlands
Redwood Heights  Crestmont Claremont
Crocker Highlands Laurel 
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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 paying

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 Whether you want hillside views, cozy tree lined streets, sweeping bay views, or downtown  vibes, there is a home for you in Oakland.  Here are just a sample of the many neighborhoods that you can choose from, and if these don't fit, there are plenty more!  Just let me know what you need, and we will find it.  

Oakland Neighborhoods

 Upper Rockridge  Montclair  Lakeshore Maxwell Park 
 Glenview  Millsmont
Lower Rockridge 
 Grand Lake  Oakmore Hiller Highlands Crestmont Claremont
Redwood Heights  Oakmore Laurel 
 Trestle Glen  Temescal Crocker Highlands


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 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

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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

* Provide

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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 family

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