August 2016

Found 5 blog entries for August 2016.

Whether you want a dramatic SF Bay view, or one of  a quiet tree filled hillside, there is something here for you in Berkeley.  I look forward to speaking with you about any questions or interests that you may have regarding these stunning homes.

Built Originally For A California Oil Baron, Th...

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$4,750,000

  • 8 Beds
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  • 5½ Baths
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  • 8,639 SqFt

Residential

Berkeley, CA

Built Originally For A California Oil Baron, This Magnificent Residence Is In The Coveted Claremo...

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Open Sun Sept 4 + 18 + 25 2-5pm Or By Appt. Rar...

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$3,700,000

  • 4 Beds
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  • 4½ Baths
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  • 5,200 SqFt

Residential

Berkeley, CA

Open Sun Sept 4 + 18 + 25 2-5pm Or By Appt.

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Courtesy of Realtor Magazine,  here is a brief summary of some of the most important paperwork that you will be seeing, whether buying or selling your Oakland home.  You will be seeing more as the negotiations progress, but be assured that I will go over each page with you carefully, so you are comfortable as you move forward.

Vocabulary: Transaction Documents

Property disclosure form

This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Your real estate agent will let you know if there is a special form required in your state.

Purchasers’ access to premises agreement

This agreement sets conditions for permitting the buyer to enter your home for activities such as measuring for draperies before you move.

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This current selection of Piedmont homes offers you a excellent choice of interior designs and classic architecture.  Be sure to contact me when you find the one that interests you.

Rare Opportunity To Enjoy A Private Estate In C...

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$6,950,000

  • 7 Beds
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  • 7 Baths
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  • 7,312 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

Rare Opportunity To Enjoy A Private Estate In Central Piedmont! Two Parcels Combine For Over An A...

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Only Rarely Does A Home As Beautifully Designed...

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$5,685,000

  • 6 Beds
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  • 5 Baths
  •  
  • 7,408 SqFt

Piedmont, CA

Only Rarely Does A Home As Beautifully Designed As This One Come On The Market, Even In Piedmont....

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Built For The

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There has, and will continue to be, a steady growth in Oakland condominiums.  Whether you want a stately condo alongside Lake Merritt, or a cozier historic building close to Jack London Square, you are sure to find a wealth of choices.  

While choosing a condo is very similar to choosing a home anywhere, there are some specific things that you should look for, and get answers about, before you move ahead.  While I will make sure that you have the details that you need, here are some things to review before selecting your new home:

1. A condominium, while it often looks like an apartment complex from the exterior, is very different from an apartment.  Unlike apartments, each living unit is owned outright by the resident.  In addition, these

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At this time of year, especially, there is a strong competition among buyers in the Oakland and Piedmont housing markets to purchase homes. In fact, in some market areas, there have been multiple offers on available homes, often disappointing many buyers who felt that their ideal home slipped through their fingers.  

The best solution to this problem is to be ready to move ahead right away when you see the home you want. To do this, it is important that you have a pre-approved loan in place. This takes a bit of advanced planning.  You should know what it will take to have a lender consider you, and what elements are involved in setting your mortgage rates.  

Here are some of the major considerations that come into play:

1. Your Credit

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