Found 30 blog entries tagged as CA Homes for Sale.

Make 2015 the year that you find your finally live in your new Piedmont home. View these outstanding choices, and find the one that fits your needs.  


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Complete Privacy On This Gated Estate; Lush Gar...

Price:   $4,995,000 City:   Piedmont Beds:   6 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40661974

Complete Privacy On This Gated Estate; Lush Gardens, Lawns, Redwood Grove And Swimming Pool. Exte...

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Grand Piedmont Mansion Celebrating Its Centenni...

Price:   $4,650,000 City:   Piedmont Beds:   6 Baths:   4 Type:   Single Family MLS®…

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If you are like a large majority of homeowners today, you have some kind of household pet.  Statistically, it will most likely be a dog or cat, but birds, hamsters or fish are not out of the mix, as well.  When you are considering selling your Oakland or Piedmont home, you will need to make plans to deal with these animals when you hold your Open Home.  Without some preparation, these pets can create some issues for future buyers.  

Here are some suggestions to make the Open Home combine perfectly with whatever pet you may have:

1. Recognize That You May Have Pet Odors In Your Home:  You and your family have lived with your pet for a while, and you are used to the doggy or cat odors that exist.  They may be especially strong if you have more…

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Interested in living in Montclair?  Here is your chance!  Below you will find some outstanding properties tucked in among the trees, many with excellent hill, or SF Bay views.  
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Historic Duncan Home*gorgeous Kit With Cherrywo...

Price:   $774,950 City:   Oakland Beds:   2 Baths:   2 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40659649

Historic Duncan Home*gorgeous Kit With Cherrywood Cabinets/granite Counters/built-in Refrigerator...

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Live In Beauty. 2 Minute Drive To Mountain Blvd...

Price:   $659,000 City:   Oakland Beds:   3 Baths:   3 Type:   Single Family MLS®…

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Many new potential buyers of Oakland homes for sale, have a general idea of what they want in their future home in terms of price, location, yard space, square footage, etc..  Often, they will begin their search by touring Open Homes in various neighborhoods to get a sense of what is available.  Many times, they will begin these tours before choosing an agent to represent them.  Even when you have chosen me as your agent, these tours that you took were always a good thing to do.  

When you, as a potential buyer, began your search, you were given an MLS (Multiple Listing Service) informational sheet at each home that you visited.  What you may not have realized, is just how valuable this sheet is to you, and to me, as your agent, when deciding…

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Oakland has so many different and unique neighborhoods to discover.  Whether you are searching for a classic Victorian, Arts & Craft, Spanish, Tudor or Modern design, there is an Oakland home and neighborhood that will meet your needs.  

Here is an opportunity to take a visual tour through just a few of the many, many distinctive areas in the city, and find what will appeal to you. 

 

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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As your real estate agent, I am pleased to say that I am very confident that together, you and I can put together an outstanding presentation for your Oakland home at it's Open House.  Needless to say, the first impression that we make is no doubt the most important to attract potential buyers.  We will take your budget into consideration, rearrange and consolidate as needed, and make the freshest, most appealing presentation possible.  

However, there are many things that can be done to meet this goal that do not cost a great deal of money.  They are:

1. Fix Up The Exterior Of Your Home:  Many times, your "curb appeal" can be one of the most telling factors in your presentation.  Many potential buyers will do a drive by of homes that they are…

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This week you will find a fascinating mix of historic and modern homes being offered
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Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, ...

Price:   $4,995,000 City:   Piedmont Beds:   6 Baths:   5 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40661974

Gated Private Estate With Lush Gardens, Lawns, Redwood Grove And Swimming Pool. Extensively Renov...

Photo of Listing #40661974 View DetailsSave to FavoritesMap

Grand Piedmont Mansion Celebrating Its Centenni...

Price:   $4,650,000 City:   Piedmont Beds:   6 Baths:   4 Type:   Single Family MLS® #:   40647623

Grand Piedmont Mansion Celebrating Its Centennial Is Sited On A Half-acre…

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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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You have just purchased a new home in Piedmont.  It is a major investment, and you plan to live there for many years.  Maintaining any home can be expensive, and the costs, of course, are added on to your monthly housing payments.  As a result, you want to be practical, yet careful, in the funds that you are going to spend to keep your future home as close as possible to the condition that it is now, at it's purchase point.

Here are four reasonably inexpensive, yet valuable, steps that you can take to give you your biggest return on your maintenance dollar:

1. Have Regular Termite Inspections:  While your home is turned over to you termite free, it is still very hard to assure that every nook and cranny in your home was covered by the last…

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Often, when your first consider buying a home in Oakland or a nearby Piedmont home, your tendancy is to look at the asking price for the home as a working figure to decide whether you can afford it or not.  While that is certainly the most sensible starting point, and knowing that all home prices could be negotiable, you still have other costs that you should put into your budget before moving forward. While some of these fees may also be negotiable among seller and buyer, it is best to include them in your plans. 

1. A Home Appraisal Fee: Your lender needs to know the value of the home, so you should plan on paying this fee.  Costs vary, but are usually around $500.

2. Additional Closing Costs: When you submit your loan application, you must be…

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