Oct
03

Prices comparing 2007 to 2016 are up, and down

Posted In: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, For Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures & Short Sales, General Real Estate News, Local Market Statistics
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Seven out of ten of the Bay Area counties have surpassed 2007 prices.  I am so surprised.  Surprised, I tell ya!  And here I thought that all counties had surpassed 2007 prices.  But I was wrong. Why do we compare today to 2007?  2007 was the height of the real estate cycle (Note: real estate cycles typically last 7-10 years). [...]
Sep
26

Albany Local Week

Posted In: Alameda County, Albany, Community, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Good Eats
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Last week was Albany Local Week, a week designed to challenge local residents to eat, see, hear and play within Albany’s 1 square mile.  The community was encouraged to watch a movie, run a 10k, attend an outdoor concert, and dine out with other neighbors.  Local businesses really stepped up to the plate: Little Star Pizza and Solano Cellars were [...]
Sep
12

To Remove Contingencies, or Not to Remove?

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, General Real Estate News, Local Market Statistics
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Should you remove your contingencies?  We get asked this question all of the time.  We cannot give you advice as to what you have to do, but we do want to demystify what this is all about. When a buyer submits an offer on a property they have an opportunity to include certain conditions within the contract that must be [...]
Jun
26

Exquisite 4-plex located in the Berkeley Hills

Posted In: Architecture, Berkeley, For Buyers, For Sellers, Investing, Listings
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One of the reasons we love living and working in Berkeley is the diversity of the homes we encounter.  One such home, 1631 La Vereda in Berkeley, is a perfect example.  This home features history, art, architecture, tranquility, location, and a whole lot of WOW. The Cannon House, formerly called The Petersen House, was built by George P. Jensen in [...]
Jun
04

30 Alvarado Place – Currently Accepting Buyers!

Posted In: Berkeley, Listings, Oakland
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Come one, come all! Above the Claremont District in Berkeley you will find Alvarado Road, a windy yet picturesque road that gently climbs the hillside above the Claremont Hotel. The hillside is dotted with a plethora of walking paths; off of Alvarado Road you will find Alvarado Place, a small street that is centered between the Evergreen Path and Eucalyptus Path.  Interesting [...]
May
24

A Peek At Recent Sales

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Listings
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  We have the best clients! Our clients who purchased Jordan…they were referred to us by clients – with a little bravery + a lot of grace, they had their first offer accepted. And then Alva…first time homebuyers who found us on yelp; shortly after meeting we wrote their first offer and bam! Offer accepted. Our Stannage listing belonged to [...]
May
15

San Leandro is 15 minutes from…

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We have a new listing in San Leandro – a simply sweet, 2 bedroom – 1 bath home located on a quaint tree-lined street.  978 Hutchings in San Leandro is a friendly home with a friendly vibe.  It is the home of a dear friend of Krista’s, and now it is time to find the next owner. So why would [...]
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