Jun
22

Design Your Dream Home With This Cosmetic Fixer in El Cerrito

Posted In: El Cerrito, Listings
Renew, refresh, and refill this gracious home! What do you get when you combine a gracious, well-maintained 3 bed, 1.5 bath home with a glamorous makeover? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design your dream home. Would you open up the kitchen to create a great room? What about painting the paneling in the living room? Be sure to look under the [...]
Apr
26

How Much Will It Cost To Sell My Home

Posted In: For Sellers
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“How much will it cost to sell my home?” said Mr. Scott.  “My daughter recently sold her house and said there were so many costs!”  If you are considering selling this is probably on the top of your list of questions to ask your Realtor. Let us help demystify what you can expect, and in fact, if you start planning [...]
Mar
27

Should You Stage?

Posted In: For Sellers
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Are you thinking of selling your home?  If you want to sell your home for more money then you might want to stage. Dreams Sell Homes One of the reasons staging works is because it sells a dream: the dream of what it might be like to live in the home.  People are emotional beings and tend to make decisions [...]
Mar
18

7827 Sterling Offers Function and Flexibility for a Multitude of Lifestyles

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, Listings, Oakland
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Welcome to 7827 Sterling Drive, a charming home located on a peaceful street lined with trees in the King Estates neighborhood of Oakland. This home offers flexibility for a multitude of lifestyles. When we first met the Seller in the Summer of 2016 we were holding open another home a block away, on Greenly Drive.  James walked into our open house [...]
Jan
11

Tax Reform and Real Estate: Who Are the Winners and Losers?

Posted In: General Real Estate News
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It’s a new year filled with new laws – from the useful, to the quirky, to the expensive. Pot is legal now in California, public diaper-changing stations must be accessible to men as well as women, the state minimum wage rose $.50, and President Trump signed a major federal tax reform bill. For property buyers and sellers, we boiled down the 1,097-page federal “Tax Cuts and [...]
Jan
09

Buying a Home as a Real Estate Agent: Unsolicited Advice for Buyers and their Agents

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, General Real Estate News, Our Sales, Success Stories
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I’ve been a real estate for 5 years and this past July my husband and I had the opportunity to buy a home for ourselves. We had been renting for the past 10 years partly because of neighborhood issues and partly because of the recession. After years of saving and some serious luck we were finally in the position to [...]
Nov
09

Client Success Story #202

Posted In: Albany, For Sellers, Listings, Success Stories
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Judy Shelton lived in her Albany home for over 50 years. Having raised both her children and her grandchildren in this home, she had accumulated decades of memories and possessions.  Her grandson had just graduated high school and was heading up north to attend college; Judy no longer needed such a big house and wanted to move to be near [...]
Nov
06

Restaurant Review: Juanita and Maude

Posted In: Albany, Food and Dining, Good Eats
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HOT AND NEW TO ALBANY! The newest addition to the local restaurant scene is the hot and trendy “Juanita and Maude,” which made its debut in October. Former Corso chef Scott Eastman, with his wife, Ariane Owens, takes New American cuisine to the next level. The setting is warm yet classy, the food is creative yet comforting, and the cocktails [...]
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