Dec
03

City Transfer Tax Update

Posted In: Alameda County, Berkeley, Contra Costa County, El Cerrito, Oakland, Taxes
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Happy December!  Last month voters passed some ballot measures that will affect transfer tax rates within certain cities.  If you intend to buy or sell a home in the following cities next year this could apply to you. Starting next year, possibly as early as January 1st, the following changes will occur: ALAMEDA COUNTY Berkeley (Measure P) For sales above [...]
Jun
22

Design Your Dream Home With This Cosmetic Fixer in El Cerrito

Posted In: El Cerrito, Listings
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Jun
17

Spotting the Price Reductions

Posted In: Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, General Real Estate News, Kensington, Listings, Local Market Statistics, Oakland
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So, I have been noticing something that I haven’t seen in awhile…price reductions.  More than normal.  What could this possibly mean? Buyers are on vacation Buyers are feeling burned out Listed prices are starting closer to the expected sales price Seasonal cool down Unrealistic seller expectations But I am also seeing price increases, meaning it was originally listed for multiple offers [...]
Jun
16

Are you prepared for a major power outage?

Posted In: Alameda County, Albany, Berkeley, Community, El Cerrito, Emeryville, For the Heck of It, Home Maintenance, Kensington, Neighborhoods, Oakland, Richmond, Uncategorized
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Are you prepared for a major power outage? Last week in a little innocent squirrel caused a major power outage in the East Bay that lasted nearly two and a half hours.  Some of you may have been affected by it – Krista on our team was definitely affected by it and while she was a “little” prepared we thought [...]
Mar
18

Buyers Should Strike

Posted In: Alameda County, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, For Buyers, For Sellers, Kensington, Local Market Statistics, Oakland
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Attention Buyers: it is time for you to strike! This crazy market has got to stop. Buyers are being forced to remove not just their inspection contingency, but their financing contingencies as well, even if they are getting a loan.  Buyers are more confused than ever about where the value lies.  “The Berkeley market is no longer about numbers and [...]
Dec
03

Who doesn’t love a good kitchen!

Posted In: Alameda, Albany, Architecture, Berkeley, Creative Reuse Ideas, El Cerrito, Emeryville, For Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Heck of It, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Kensington, Neighborhoods, Oakland, Photos, Richmond, Rockridge, Temescal, Uncategorized
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Krista and Rosie love a good kitchen!  Each time they go into a house they always check out the kitchen. Big, little, comfy, white, bright?  What would you add to your dream kitchen? A cool chalkboard wall to write menus? How about  built-in wine storage?  There are so many ways you can create the kitchen of your dreams! Here are [...]
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