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 Now that the Spring buying market in Piedmont is upon us, many more homes will be coming on the market, and desirable homes will be snapped up quickly.  It is important that you have an efficient plan to be able to move ahead quickly when searching for your ideal home.  While I will be assisting you in finding your home, you should have a plan based on these concepts:

1. Be firm on what elements that you must have in your new home:  Perhaps you must have 3 bedrooms, a large back yard, or want to be in a certain school district.  This list should contain your things that you will not give up when considering buying a new home. In creating this checklist, you may be surprised how many things are and are not as important as you initially thought that

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This stunning home at 625 Walavista Avenue, has dramatic curb appeal.  Its architecture is "classic Craftsman", which is clearly illustrated when viewing its low-pitched gable roofs that extend far out past the home's exterior walls, multiple exposed beams, decorative brackets and lintels, and the covered front porch with pillars lining the entry.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in a spacious 2742 sf +/- of living space.  Ideally located in the popular Crocker Highlands section of Oakland, it is just moments from the busy shopping and dining venues located along Grand and Lakeshore Avenues.  

Stepping inside from the handsome front porch, and through the spacious glass paned door, guests are immediately greeted by gleaming white

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Centrally located close to Piedmont and Montclair, at 5206 Proctor Avenue, this stunning home sits comfortably in the hills of Oakland, and has been designed to capture all the dramatic Bay area views below.  Wide spacious view windows abound, and each reveals a special angle of the scene below.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very comfortable 3048 +/- sf of living space.  

Upon entry, guests are immediately aware that the warm and glowing light emanating from the multiple view windows is a consistent theme throughout the home.  The high vaulted ceilings and the white walls add an impressive compliment to this elegant room.  The room is anchored by a striking and spacious fireplace around which many an evening's entertaining can

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Oakland's Jack London Square has always been a delightful centerpiece for both local residents and visitors from all over the world.  With its central location, and weekly events, it has been a captivating spot on Oakland's waterfront.

For the last few years, a stunning community has been developing nearby.  Called Brooklyn Basin, it has been working towards the goal of providing an imaginatively designed residential and commercial anchor for the city along the busy  Oakland Estuary. 

It has multiple goals--all of which will make it a welcome and commanding addition to the city.  Plans overall include a selection of imaginatively designed mid-rise and high-rise homes with panoramic views,

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 The Oakland hills offer some truly impressive Bay area views, and homes here are highly prized for this spectacular scenery.  One especially outstanding offering is this home located at 15038 Broadway Terrace.  Sitting high above the city, this residence features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, in a spacious 3472 sf of living space.  

 As would be expected, much of the design of this residence has been planned with the intent to capture the stunning views that surround the home.  Beginning with the living room, the interior plan has been created incorporating flat planes, open floor space, high ceilings, and large walls of glass throughout that are specifically built to highlight the outside panorama.  Be sure to observe the dramatic fireplace that

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(Picture Courtesy of KGO-TV and Bjarke Ingels Group)

The Oakland Athletics announced today that they have chosen a site on the Oakland waterfront as the site for their new proposed stadium.  Located just west of Jack London Square area with its multiple lofts and condos for sale, near the Howard Terminal area, and not far from the newly developing Brooklyn Basin home and condominium project seen below, this stadium promises to be in the center of a great deal of future fan activity, but most importantly, a site close to the many sources of newly developing housing for new residents.

 This proposed 34,000 seat complex is well thought out in terms of its location.  The stadium picture above illustrates some of the pluses. Whether coming from San

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This inviting Spanish Mediterranean styled home is located in the popular Claremont Pines neighborhood in the Oakland hills.  It's address-5641 Country Club Drive-reveals one of its best assets--it sits above the verdant grounds of the Claremont Country Club, and offers views of both the golf course, and a panoramic view of San Francisco and Oakland.  

This outstanding scene combines the captivating view of the Claremont Country Club greens with a sweeping view from Marin County and the Golden Gate Bridge, south to San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.  

Imagine waking up to this panorama every morning.  Plentiful windows and porches in the home guarantee all or part of this view daily.  

This extremely spacious gated front yard invites

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This dramatic multi-level home sits atop the hills of Piedmont, and offers stunning views of the Bay area from many of it desirable and varied windows and porches.  Extremely well located at 104 Requa Road, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very spacious 3478sf +/-  of living area.  Its multilevel approach creates generous space for every room in the house, and offers flexibility in design within each.  

Its entrance is especially engaging.  Featuring a handsome overhanging porch, wide windows with paired shutters, colorful brick stairs and porch, and a pediment door entry, it offers a delightful curb appeal.  


The entry gives a taste of what is to come.  Bright light from the windows and white walls, contrast with the warm

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This very handsome traditionally styled home is located at 842 Grosvenor Place in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood.  While it retains its architectural heritage, its interior has been completely renovated to create an even more appealing place to live.  It offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 full baths in approximately 2,256 sf of living space.  

As with homes in this location, established trees, gardens and lawns create an instant curb appeal.  The welcoming brick steps lead to a very impressive archway over the front door, with its matching glass framed windows.  Be sure to note the charming upstairs balcony with its decorative iron railing.  


As you enter, you are immediately impressed with the appealing, and beautifully lit

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This architectural Art Deco jewel at 1831 Drake Drive in Montclair was built in 1937-- right in the heart of that truly stylish era.  It is a vibrant home with many updated features throughout.  The curving wall of block-shaped glass windows, the streamlined flow of lines, and the huge wall of glass looking out onto the yard and view make this a home an excellent choice.  

Be sure to note the sleek exterior lines of the home, with the walls of spacious glass that look out on the very generous view patio.  


In addition to the rear of the home, the front of the home has additional curb appeal with its sturdy tree and luscious green grass.  


Upon stepping into this desirable home, you are immediately impressed with the expansive living

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