You have been looking for a home for a while, and now you have found an Oakland home that meets you needs.  You are very anxious to buy it, and very much want the offer to be effective enough to attract the seller's attention, especially in this current marketplace where you know the competition for available inventory is quite high. Bidding wars for some homes are not uncommon.

The important thing, to assure that you will be considered by the seller, is that your offer stand out, and thus be acted upon promptly.

In working with me as your real estate agent, you have taken an important first step.  I am experienced in the Bay area marketplace, and very comfortable with negotiating.  Together, we will make a plan to put together an outstanding…

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Whether you are looking for a sparkling Bay view, or warm hillside location, one of these homes will most certainly fit your needs.                Price, Low to High                Price, High to Low             An Architectural Sanctuary Suspended Above The ... Price:   $2,995,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   4 Baths:   3 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40675186

An Architectural Sanctuary Suspended Above The Clouds In The Oakland Hills Boasts Unobstructed Pa...

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The "morgan Estate" An Iconic Architectural Mas...

Price:   $2,900,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   4 Baths:   4 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40649625

The "morgan Estate" An Iconic…

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Here are some truly gracious hillside homes for your consideration. Contact me today for further information. Sort by: Price, Low to High Price, High to Low  

Magnificent Mediterranean Villa W/sparkling Sf ...

$1,988,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40674244 Price: $1,988,000 City: Oakland Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40674244

Magnificent Mediterranean Villa W/sparkling Sf & Bay Views! On Special Cul-de-sac In The Montclai...

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Easy Access Custom-built Home At The End Of A C...

$1,899,999 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40675284…

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Discover these architectural gems with stunning views and spacious grounds. Sort by: Price, Low to High Price, High to Low  

The "morgan Estate" An Iconic Architectural Mas...

$2,900,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40649625 Price: $2,900,000 City: Oakland Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40649625

The "morgan Estate" An Iconic Architectural Masterpiece On 2.67 Acres Overlooking San Francisco B...

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Extraordinary Custom Estate Completed In 2002. ...

$2,200,000 City: Oakland, CA Beds: 6 Baths: 7 Type: Single Family MLS® #: 40661505…

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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 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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The city of Oakland has more than 100 neighborhoods--some are quite big, and some are surprisingly small.  Each is unique in character, history and home design.  In some areas, there will be homes that are entirely single family ranch, while in others, they are super modern, and sit atop a high hill with unfettered views of San Francisco.  Some neighborhoods offer a rich cultural history, and others brag about their very unique shops, stores and restaurants. 

 

   To get you started on your search for a home or condominium, I have created a list of some neighborhoods that may interest you. While there are more, of course, this should give you a strong sense of your many choices.  DISCOVER OAKLAND NEIGHBORHOODS & HOMES FOR…

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You are searching for just the right Montclair home, and have already looked at a lot of houses.  Perhaps you are getting discouraged.  What you want, you may not be able to afford, or it might not be roomy enough.  To search effectively, it is time to take a break from the many good and bad choices that you may be making, and begin to focus. Here are some tips to help:

1.DETERMINE THE "MUST HAVE" ELEMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE HOME--This may take some time, because there may be a lot of these to start with.  But, with some serious consideration, a list will develop that isolates these items for you.  It may start with a special school district-a real "must have", or it may be a minimum of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, or a larger backyard.  Whatever the…

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As every Oakland resident knows, each Holiday season marks the lighting of the Christmas lights at the Oakland Mormon Temple, which is located high atop a prominent hill above the city.  This is an annual event that many wait for as a signal to start the beginning of the Christmas festivities.  This wonderful spectacle of celebratory lights is visible from much of the San Francisco Bay area.  Parking around the temple allows spectacular views of San Francisco and Oakland below, as well.

Arriving at the entrance, visitors are greeted with a a flowing creek that works up towards the temple, and runs between fountains splashing water. The creek is surrounded on each side by lush gardens and tall palm trees. These are highlighted with plentiful and…

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High in the hills above Oakland, CA is the quiet and beautiful Joaquin Miller Park.  Many of the park's 500 acres have sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and adjacent cities.  Located just above one of the largest cities in Northern California, it is home to the only urban second-growth redwood groves in existence, and it offers many picnic areas and trails for families to enjoy.  Adjacent to both the Montclair and Redwood Heights neighborhoods, it is a pleasant respite for bike riding, hiking, or just a quiet time viewing the Bay.  As a result, Oakland homes for sale in this area are always in demand.    

The park is named after eccentric writer and poet Joaquin Miller, who once owned the land.  His home, called "The Abbey" is a California…

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