August 2014

Found 13 blog entries for August 2014.

Tour these handsome homes,with their outstanding floor plans, and color saturated gardens.  

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...

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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 Price: $5,250,000 City: Piedmont Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Type: Single…
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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.  It

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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 you

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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 Gold Coast. Remodeled To Perfection.

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 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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You are considering selling your Oakland home.  You know that your home is in very good condition, but you are not sure about what issues might turn up with a professional home inspection.  Should you move ahead and order one before putting your home on the market?  The answer is "Yes, you should".

While this may seem an additional expense that you do not want to incur when selling your home, if you are concerned, or even curious, as to what may result from this inspection, you should make plans to order one.  The advantage of doing so puts YOU in control of the situation immediately.  Doubts are removed.  You know just where you are, and that is a good thing. 

Here are the advantages to you for doing so:

1. You can then decide what you can,

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Discover these beautiful hillside homes. Many have amazing city views. Sort by: Price, Low to High Price, High to Low  

Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room! Situate...

$2,000,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40663294 Price: $2,000,000 City: Oakland Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40663294

Panoramic Views From Nearly Every Room! Situated On Private Cul-de-sac, Lot W/ Landscaped Areas. ...

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Stunning Views Of Bay Bridge, Sf, Golden Gate! ...

$1,899,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40659413…
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One of the benefits of living in a cosmopolitan area like Oakland is the vital arts and music scene, that appears to be growing steadily as new venues open in the Uptown and Jack London Square area.   

To introduce the uninitiated into the joys of jazz, the Oakland Library has been sponsoring a "Sunday Jazz, History, and Jam Session".  This Sunday afternoon, August 17th from 3-6 p.m., you are invited to Golden Gate Public Library at 5606 San Pablo Avenue to learn about, and hear jazz.  The schedule includes a variety of activities.  From 3-4 p.m., you can hear live jazz in the form of Terrance Brewer and Group, and then be entertained about the history of jazz, which will be offered by Randy Moore from 4:30-5 p.m..  A final closeout that

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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 rating

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Discover gracious living poolside at Blackhawk.  

Exceptional Estate With Amazing Designer Finish...

$2,299,900 City: Blackhawk, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656504 Price: $2,299,900 City: Blackhawk Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40656504

Exceptional Estate With Amazing Designer Finishes! Newly Landscaped, Gorgeous Golf Course Views, ...

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First Time On Market! A Diamond In The Rough! S...

$2,249,900 City: Blackhawk, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40668070 Price: $2,249,900 City: Blackhawk Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40668070

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