Jun
04

New Listing: 1086 Spruce, Berkeley Hills

Posted In: Berkeley, For Buyers, Listings
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We have a new listing: 1086 Spruce St in the Berkeley Hills!  If ever there were a home that exuded absolute quintessential Berkeley, this is it.  This outstanding home features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, and with approximately 1972 square feet there is plenty of room to roam.  From the original woodwork and wainscoting to the lighting and beautiful built-ins, this [...]
May
09

Albany and Berkeley Make the “Best of” Charts

Posted In: Albany, Berkeley, Community, For Buyers
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Niche.com, a nationwide rankings and review site with information in K-12 schools, colleges, cities and neighborhoods, has recently come out with their 2017 “Best of” lists.  From “Best Cities to Raise a Family” to “Best Public Schools“, Niche.com has become a resource for discovering the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. Two of our East Bay cities made the [...]
Apr
25

How Following Zillow’s “Best Time to List” Tool Could Hurt You

Posted In: For Sellers, General Real Estate News
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Making recent news in the world of real estate was an announcement by Zillow about a new tool for home sellers. The listing portal’s “Best Time to List” tool estimates how much the timing of when a property is listed will influence its sales price, based on the sales history of the property’s local market. “Sellers can use this information to [...]
Apr
06

3405 Wisconsin, 3 beds + 2 baths in the HOT Laurel District

Posted In: Listings, Oakland
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We just listed this SWEET 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the HOT Laurel District.  3405 Wisconsin is a terrific RANCH-style home. Welcome to 3405 Wisconsin Street., a gorgeous, single-level home located in the Laurel District. This tastefully updated 3 bed, 2 bath home has been well-cared for over the years. As soon as you approach the house you will [...]
Mar
25

A Historical Tour of San Pablo Park, Berkeley

Posted In: Berkeley, Community, Fun for Kids
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Berkeley has some amazing parks.  I recently learned that San Pablo Park is the oldest park in Berkeley.  I have sold a bunch of homes near the park, but it wasn’t until I was speaking to the Seller of an upcoming listing that I learned about the backstory of the park including its deep history within the community. The land was [...]
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 [...]
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