January 2015

Found 8 blog entries for January 2015.

The variety of luxury home styles available to you in  Alameda is truly outstanding.  Whether you want Victorian era classical architecture, or bayside views, there is something to interest you.  Below is an excellent example of the many choices available to you.  

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Exquisite 1882 Victorian 4 Br 3 Bath, 3 Car Gar...

Price:   $2,150,000 City:   Alameda Beds:   6 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40675641

Exquisite 1882 Victorian 4 Br 3 Bath, 3 Car Gar, Master Suite W/walk-in Closet & Dressing Room. ...

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From The Expansive Living Room To The Delightfu...

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Most cities and towns have neighborhoods with distinctive and creative architecture, and an atmosphere that attracts attention and admiration.  Such is the case with Alameda's Gold Coast neighborhood. It's central artery is Grand Street, a comfortable tree lined street that begins simply at the Grand Street Launch Ramp on the Oakland Estuary, and works its way through to the San Francisco Bay front where a handsome beach allows for picnics, water sports and amazing views of San Francisco. (Once the location of the original site of the Encinal Yacht Club)

The homes here were built towards the latter half of the 19th century, and into the first part of the 20th century, often by wealthy businessmen who could take advantage of the ever growing

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 Whether you are looking for a new home, or a well established custom site with a view, these choices represent some outstanding opportunities for your future luxury living.  


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Brand New Construction In The Oakland Hills App...

Price:   $2,097,012 City:   Oakland Beds:   4 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40684374

Brand New Construction In The Oakland Hills Approx 5,197 Sq Ft, 4 Beds, Casita = 5th Bed, 5.5 Bat...

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Brand New Construction In The Oakland Hills. H...

Price:   $2,097,012 City:   Oakland Beds:   5 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS®…
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Whether you are interested in buying a home in the Piedmont hills, or among tree lined streets in Oakland, it is important that you know exactly where you are financially, so that you won't be disappointed when you begin to search for your perfect home.  Nothing can be more disturbing than to find that the homes that you want are out of your reach because of a credit history problem. Luckily, gathering proper credit information is just a matter of investing just a bit of research time.  

Even if you have been paying all your bills on time, and staying within the ideal credit limits, there may be issues in your credit reports that you may not be aware of.  Some may be due to clerical error, incorrect reporting by creditors, or incorrect attritution

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The announcement of the 5th year of Oakland's Restaurant Week has brought a great deal of excitement to those who enjoy the many opportunities for delightful cuisine that this event offers. As in the past, this year, restaurants in the area will be offering special prix-fixe lunches and dinners to diners.  There will be $20, $30, and $40 price ranges offered, and these meals represent a special treat from each of the almost 75 participating restaurants this year.  

Running from January 15th through January 25th, you will be able to search for menus especially created for this event, and additionally, you can search by type of cuisine, lunches or dinners to help you decide where you would like to go.  Reservations are strongly encouraged.  

So if

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 If you have wanted to live in Montclair with it's great Bay area views, or to settle in among the quiet trees, these special homes offer you an opportunity to do just that.  Some of these can offer you both of these benefits, so take a moment to discover these charming homes.  


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Charming Montclair Contemporary Offering Multi ...

Price:   $799,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   3 Baths:   2 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40681080

Charming Montclair Contemporary Offering Multi Levels Of Open Spaces. Features Include, 2 Firepl...

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Move Right In And Update At Your Pace And To Yo...

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It's time to bring friends and family and enjoy the annual Wildwood Dads Club Crab Feed.  This highly popular fund raiser offers the best of both worlds-good food and good entertainment.  It's easy to find. It will be held at the Piedmont Veterans Memorial Hall at 401 Highland Avenue, on Saturday, January 31st, and starts at 6:00 p.m.

The menu is classic.  You will dine on fresh all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, and the menu also offers lasagna and fresh salad.  Adding to the atmosphere will be music to enjoy, and a No Host Bar will be available.  

One of the highlights will be the fund rising raffle, which always features outstanding prizes that are as varied as they are interesting. Donations are always welcome in the form of funds or prizes for

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If you and your family have a serious intent to purchase a new Oakland or Piedmont home this year, it is especially important to have an efficient plan in place, since you will be competing, in some neighborhoods, in a marketplace with very limited housing stock to work with, so your competition may be challenging.  

Here are some steps to take to place yourself in the best possible position to be considered immediately by sellers:

1. Before You Begin Your Search--Be very clear about your needs from the outset. Be specific as to what you must have, and what you can waive when viewing a potential home.  What things are the most important to your family, and thus nonstarters, and what would be nice, but not mandatory?   

2. Know Your Financial

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