March 2015

Found 8 blog entries for March 2015.

You are thrilled that we have negotiated your new Oakland or Piedmont home purchase.  You and I together have come up with a final list of the ways that the home should be delivered, and now, before closing, we need to check the following elements, to see that all of the agreed conditions were met:

1. Have there been any major changes to the property since you last saw it? 

2. Are all the requested repairs that were to be made done, and done correctly?  Get copies of all warrenties and paid bills. Test each item to see that all repairs were done properly, and to your standards.

3. Are all the appliances working?  Be sure to include all the kitchen appliances, the heater, air conditioning, alarms, etc.. If possible, obtain all instructional

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Mix together two famous architects, stunning Bay area views, quiet hillside retreats among the hills, and park like estates close to everything, and you have this week's selection of Berkeley luxury homes available for your consideration.   

               Price, Low to High                Price, High to Low             

Located Next To Tilden Park, This Stunning Colo...

Price:   $3,800,000 City:   Berkeley Beds:   5 Baths:   4 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40684095 Located Next To Tilden Park, This Stunning Colonial Estate Exudes Hampton Style In A Chic Berkele... Photo of Listing #40684095 View DetailsSave to FavoritesMap

Architectural Delight In Prestigious Claremont ...

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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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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... Photo of Listing #40687946 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, Master Suite…
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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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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

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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 tendency 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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