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 [...]
Nov
01

Food Drive For The Alameda Community Food Bank

Posted In: Community
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Every year, Berkeley Hills Realty commits to filling up a food barrel from the Alameda Community Food Bank to help them in their mission to provide healthy meals to those who are in need. We would like to invite our friends and family to get involved in giving back to the community by helping us fill the food barrel with [...]
Oct
02

Albany September Market Stats

Posted In: Albany, Local Market Statistics
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Here are the stats for Albany, CA for the month of September 2017.  Market data is provided by Redfin and Bridge MLS and includes sales for only Single Family Detached Homes for the month of September. Data does not include condominiums or off-MLS sales – call us for more details.
Sep
27

Peaceful Retreat in the Heart of Hercules

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Listings
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Affordable housing in the East Bay?  We’ve got it covered!  Our newest listing, centrally located in the heart of Hercules, exudes charm, character, and serenity.  Welcome to 708 Forest Run, a peaceful retreat tucked amidst a wooded, park-like setting in the heart of Hercules.  Located on the top floor at the end of a 4 unit building, you’ll love this [...]
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