Found 73 blog entries tagged as Oakland Real Estate Agent.

You have just bought your new home.  You are preparing to move in.  There is so much to do and know about this home.  You, as the new owner, should make sure that you have some vital information and details turned over to you for your first day.  While I will assist you with much of this activity, here is an excellent summary checklist for the departing owner provided by REALTOR Magazine, which you should go over together before moving in. You may need some or all of the following:

1. Owner's manuals and warranties for any appliances left in the house.

2. Garage door opener(s)

3. Extra set of house keys.

4. Other keys--Think beyond the front doors.  Do you have any cabinets or lockers built into           the house that require keys?

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High atop the Oakland hills is 11717 Cranford Way.  This serene home is surrounded by a gracious gardens, with a sitting porch in the front, and, at the rear of the home, are tiered decks with amazing views from the Bay Bridge to the San Mateo Bridge.  What an desirable combination of choices for the exterior portion of the home.  

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interior of the home is just as appealing.  The center of the home is most certainly the kitchen/dining area.  Wih a gleaming dining room table and chairs, a guest area around a fireplace, and a view out the windows, it is an ideal spot for guests to watch dinner being made in the…

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Whether you are interested in buying a home in the Piedmont hills, or among tree lined streets in Oakland, it is important that you know exactly where you are financially, so that you won't be disappointed when you begin to search for your perfect home.  Nothing can be more disturbing than to find that the homes that you want are out of your reach because of a credit history problem. Luckily, gathering proper credit information is just a matter of investing just a bit of research time.  

Even if you have been paying all your bills on time, and staying within the ideal credit limits, there may be issues in your credit reports that you may not be aware of.  Some may be due to clerical error, incorrect reporting by creditors, or incorrect attritution…

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When the time comes to sell your Oakland or Piedmont home, you will receive all kinds of advice from friends and family as to the price that you should be selling it for.  While all of this advice is well meant, the final price should be based on hard facts that take into account the current marketplace which includes your neighborhood, your competition, and the vitality of the area economy.  

If you are going to move ahead in the most effective manner, you need information, and lots of it.  Here are some excellent sources:

1. Start With My Website: www.brucewagg.com- Here is where we begin work together to begin your pricing process. My site allows you to view the most comprehensive, and up to date Multiple Listing Service information about…

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If you have not yet discovered the family friendly First Friday events at the Oakland Museum of California, (OMCA), you are in for a treat.  Where else can you combine food, fun, music and stunning arts and history in one place?  Young or old, there is something for you to see and do.

While the theme changes each Friday, the basic format is the same.  You can count on listening to, and dancing to, live music from different Bay area groups.  The musical variety is amazing, and has included New Orleans, Funk, Salsa, Cuban, and more. Additionally, you can also count on hands-on art activities for children, and full access to all the museum galleries until 9:00 p.m.. To add enjoyment, there will be a brief pop up style tour of one of the galleries by…

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On Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Oakland Zoo will be holding it's annual "Boo At The Zoo" event, which is always a popular time for families to enjoy the Zoo, and participate in Halloween activities at the same time.  This year, the program will be supplemented by the Bay Area Science Festival, who promise to add a scientific spin to many of the events.     Costumes are encouraged for everyone, and all children in costume from 2 to 14 years of age, will receive a free spooky train ride ticket.  To encourage costumes still more, there will be a costume parade at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with Roosevelt, the Zoo mascot.  
Of course, you can always tour the zoo at…

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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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Whether you have lived in Oakland or neaby Piedmont, there is a very good chance that you have not discovered all that Oakland has to offer you, and any family and friends that may be in town.  There is a wealth of things to do, no matter what your age.

The website VISIT OAKLAND is a source of amazing information about the city. The site is devoted to subjects like "Things to Do", "Places to Stay", "Where to Meet".  From there, you can decide which direction you want to travel.  As an example, it offers "101 Things To Do--Building Your Own Oakland Bucket List".  This is where the site really shines, because it highlights things you might not even know existed.  How about a learning to fly on a trapeeze at a circus school, or horseback riding in…

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There are two times in particular when you may want to consider updating or upgrading your Oakland home.  The first is when you are preparing it for sale, and the second is just after you move in, and want to adapt it for your own personal needs.  While either event is an excellent time to move forward, it is important that consider your additions with respect to their future appeal. 

At one point or another, you may want to sell this home and move elsewhere.  If you have changed it to the point where it is so customized for your needs, you may have trouble convincing new buyers to consider it for their family's needs. 

1. Take Time Consider Comparable Homes When Upgrading: When you see magazine and website pictures of elaborate and expensive…

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