January 2017

Found 6 blog entries for January 2017.

Over the last decade, Oakland residents have seen a dedicated commitment to the growth and redevelopment of the Jack London Square neighborhood.  Imaginative and steady recovery of the area has created exciting new living spaces, as illustrated above.  Whether you are looking for condos or lofts, there are competitively priced homes available.  Whether you are a brand new buyer coming into the market for the first time, or a buyer stepping down into a smaller living space after selling your larger home, there are options to consider. Additionally, more growth is on the way just a bit further south, with the building of the eagerly awaited Brooklyn Basin project.  Current available examples to consider would include those at 288 3rd Street, and 222

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 The Oakmore neighborhood is well located between the Montclair and the Glenview  neighborhoods in the foothills of Oakland.  Home designs here reflect the English Tudor, Spanish Stucco designs of the 1930's, and additionally, the mid-century modern looks of that era.  Pleasant, tree lined winding streets, and the often appealing scenic city views, make these homes desirable.  

Its location, between Highways 580 and 13, means immediate access to the Bay area, no matter what your destination, be it Jack London Square, the Oakland Coliseum, San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  The parks and hills above the neighborhood invite hikes, walking, biking or picnicking. While appealing Montclair village offers small town shops and stores, nearby downtown

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Oakland's Adams Point Neighborhood sits on the hills above scenic Lake Merritt, and is ideally located for the homeowner who wants to be in the center of all of what Oakland has to offer. It is just a short walk from downtown Oakland, the Oakland Museum, and the shopping and dining areas of the Grand Lake and Lakeshore Avenue neighborhoods.   A weekly farmers market, and the classic Grand Lake Theater add more opportunites for things to do.  Nearby Highway 580 is a direct route to San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  

It features a combination of handsomely designed private homes, while providing an excellent source of for buyers seeking a unique condominium or apartment.  

If this variety of opportunities appeals to you, contact me with

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 The Glenview neighborhood is a cozy collection of stores, restaurants, and shops, and highlights what a neighborhood should be. Based around Park Boulevard, and once a stop for the earlier commuter Key Line that ran up to the hills, it reflects its era.  As you can see from the above pictures, there is a strong Art Deco and Spanish stucco influence in the homes and school.  Many tree lined streets and spacious back yards, when combined with innovative architectural designs, invite varied choices for home buyers.  Nearby Oakmore and Trestle Glen neighborhoods continue much of this theme.  

It is centrally located between Highways 13 and 580, which allows an excellent commute to downtown Oakland, San Francisco, or

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When it comes time to consider selling your Oakland or Piedmont home, it is important to have a realistic and competitive price to attract interested buyers.  Nothing is more disturbing to sellers than to have their home sit on the market for weeks and weeks because it is improperly priced.  

1. Gather Facts To Help You Decide-- Even before you contact me as your selling agent, you should search the many real estate websites available to you to get a sense of what homes like yours are selling for.  Compare your home realistically to others in your neighborhood. 

2. Contact Me About A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)--Here is where I, as your real estate agent will help you come to some serious decisions.  I will assist you in comparing the

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As soon as you decide that you would like to begin to look for your new Oakland or Berkeley home, you should take steps to get your loan financing in place.  In many areas of the East Bay, the competition for homes and condominiums is very high. As a result, you need to be ready to make a offer immediately upon finding your ideal home, to avoid losing out to other bidders.  What do you need to know about your financing options?

1. Being Pre-Qualified By A Lender-This is a first step in the mortgage process, but an important one.  You will be asked to provide your lender with your basic financial status.  You would inform them about your debt, your income, and your assets.  It allows the lender to review your situation, and give you a general

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