Mar
20

The Next “It” Spot: The Laurel District

Posted In: Community, Food and Dining, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Home, Good Eats, Oakland
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First it was Temescal, then “Uptown” Oakland, and recently West Oakland.  Now it is the Laurel District!  Ok, now I am sure there are those of you who will say that The Laurel District was already pretty cool.  But when food and shopping become an anchor, meaning, a reason to visit a neighborhood, that is when the area really takes off.  Fast [...]
Mar
19

New Listing!! Berkeley Golden Duplex w/ Income Potential

Posted In: Berkeley, Listings
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We have a fantastic new listing in Berkeley near San Pablo Park, 1308 Russell St, a terrific Golden Duplex with income potential. Now here is the deal.  Have you ever come across a house that was so much more than a house, it was a piece of art? A Mediterranean oasis? A home where you could make some income? A [...]
Mar
02

Three Reasons to Visit Lake Merritt

Posted In: Alameda County, Arts and Entertainment, Community, For Buyers, For Sellers, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Oakland
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Posted by the cool peeps at Berkeley Hills Realty So you’re thinking to yourself, “What should I do today where I can get great exercise and do some people watching while I am at it?”  Or you think to yourself, “My kids need to get out today and I want to go somewhere that is fun for them and not [...]
Feb
09

El Cerrito Market Update

Posted In: Contra Costa County, El Cerrito, For Buyers, For Sellers, Local Market Statistics
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This El Cerrito Market update will blow you away! Check out what the median price and median rent in El Cerrito has been doing since the beginning of summer last year. Week Ending Median Price Median Rent Jun – Aug $800,000 $3500 8/13/16 $751,000 $3300 10/8/16 $722,500 $3150 10/22/16 $730,000 $3150 10/29/16 $730,000 $3200 11/5/16 $755,000 $3200 11/12/16 $752,000 $3150 [...]
Jan
30

How I Brought NYC Home

Posted In: Arts and Entertainment, Community, Creative Reuse Ideas, First Time Home Buyers, Food and Dining, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Home, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Good ol' Fashion Humor, Home Improvement
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So I just came back from NYC where I was attending the Inman Connect, a real estate conference where Realtors from all over the country meet for 5 days to talk technology, how to build a better business, and of course, real estate.  I love going to the event because I make some amazing connections and learn a lot of [...]
Jan
13

What Kind of Market is THIS

Posted In: Alameda County, Berkeley, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures & Short Sales, General Real Estate News, Investing, Listings, Local Market Statistics
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Multiple offers, oh my!  No contingencies, oh my!  As long as you aren’t in Berkeley, Albany or Oakland, then it might be considered normal.  Normal is defined as a market where buyers and sellers have equal bargaining power.  Yah right, not here!  But all joking aside, even in these very competitive markets we are starting to see some normalcy.  Indeed [...]
Dec
07

East Bay Realtors Come Together to Support the Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland

Posted In: Alameda County, Arts and Entertainment, Community, Neighborhood Businesses, Oakland
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Our office, Berkeley Hills Realty, along with the entire East Bay community, is grieving the loss of 36 young lives in the recent massive warehouse Ghost Ship fire that occurred on December 2nd in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. The East Bay artist community makes the region vibrant and eclectic and many lives have been affected by this tragic event. [...]
Nov
13

Bart vs. Bus: How Living Outside of the BART Zone Will Cost you Less

Posted In: Alameda County, Berkeley, Contra Costa County, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Kensington, Local Market Statistics
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Did you know that if you live outside of a designated BART zone that you will not only pay less for your home but you will likely miss the feeding frenzy of multiple offers? The average home in the area around the North Berkeley BART station is selling for 130% over list price and in some cases as high as [...]
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