Jan
17

Albany 2019 Year in Review

Posted In: Albany, For Buyers, For Sellers
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By Krista Miller I live in Albany and love to track the numbers.  People always want to know what is happening in the market so I make sure to keep tabs.  I just put together the 2019 year-in-review for Albany.  These figures include single family homes (no condos or multi-family homes, because those skew the numbers too much).  2019 saw [...]
Jan
10

Where is the East Bay Real Estate Market Headed in in 2020

Posted In: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, First Time Home Buyers, For Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Investing, Local Market Statistics
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It’s a new year, time to dust off our crystal ball and gaze into the future of the East Bay real estate market.  Will the new year be a good time to sell a house? Can you finally afford to buy that starter home?  Should you invest in a rental property? The good news: As we head into 2020, we [...]
Dec
27

Success Story #225

Posted In: El Cerrito, For Buyers, For Sellers, Success Stories
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1327 Norvell in El Cerrito was a special treat to work on.  Two years ago we helped the Seller’s purchase this home as a fixer.  It was a bit of a mess and needed everything.  The kitchen was small, outdated and closed off from the living space.  The floors were a mess, and the windows old.  The yard had zero [...]
Oct
16

Want to See a Ghost?

Posted In: Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids
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Want to See a Ghost? Visit the 13 Most Haunted Bay Area Houses, Hotels, Abandoned Mines … Boo! Want to see a ghost this Halloween in the very haunted Bay Area? Our East Bay region is filled with haunted places for poltergeists and benevolent spirits, according to local paranormal investigators. For our bravest readers, we compiled this list of the 13 Most Haunted [...]
Mar
09

2261 38th in Oakland – A Gem Of All Gem’s w/ Before + After’s

Posted In: Alameda County, For Sellers, Home Improvement, Listings, Oakland, Our Sales, Success Stories
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We have a listing located at 2261 38th Avenue in the Harrington District of Oakland.  Our Seller bought this home several years ago and completely turned it upside down.  The house needed a lot of love, which is what she gave it.  Here are some of the updates she did while owning it. new electrical :: new floors :: new [...]
Feb
23

Can you really buy a 2 bedroom condo in Oakland for under $550,000? Yes!

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, Food and Dining, Lofts, Condos, & Townhouses, Oakland
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Can you really buy a 2 bedroom condo in Oakland for under $550,000?  Yes, you can, and it is in a simply-sweet gated community located at the top of a tree-lined hill.  Tell me more! 86 Anair Way is a serene and tranquil 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath townhome located in a hidden community close to the Oakland Zoo and overlooking [...]
Dec
03

City Transfer Tax Update

Posted In: Alameda County, Berkeley, Contra Costa County, El Cerrito, Oakland, Taxes
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Happy December!  Last month voters passed some ballot measures that will affect transfer tax rates within certain cities.  If you intend to buy or sell a home in the following cities next year this could apply to you. Starting next year, possibly as early as January 1st, the following changes will occur: ALAMEDA COUNTY Berkeley (Measure P) For sales above [...]
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