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 [...]
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 [...]
Nov
04

Knew It! Dishwasher Do’s + Don’ts

Posted In: For the Home
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Fork tines up or down?  Rinse or scrape? Here is a few dishwasher do’s and don’ts: DO: use a rinse aid – it helps relieve dishes of pesky water spots and allows them to dry quickly DON’T: place smaller plates behind larger ones – they will be missed by the spray DO: organize utensils by type with forks and spoons face up [...]
Oct
20

New Listing: 730 Stannage, Albany

Posted In: Alameda County, Albany, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Home, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Listings, Uncategorized
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We first met the seller of 730 Stannage back in early June of this year.  Her dad had just passed away and she was looking for guidance as to what to do with the family house.  Her family moved into the house nearly 60 years ago.  It was home to many family parties, neighborhood “Solano Stroll” parties, eating guavas from the [...]
Oct
12

Posted In: Creative Reuse Ideas, Emeryville, For the Home, Good ol' Fashion Humor, Home Improvement
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Who knew that heating ducts could be customized!  Krista recently got a chance to visit Pixar Studio in Emeryville.  (It was AWESOME!!)  These heating ducts were suspended from the exposed rafters.  Remind you of anything (anyone)? Time to change out your ducting?  Perhaps this will give you some inspiration on how to liven things up a bit. (chuckle)
Sep
01

Alternative Green Grass at its Finest

Posted In: Creative Reuse Ideas, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Home, Green Living, Home Improvement
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With the drought in full force homeowner’s everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with their grass.  Water it and risk being fined or yelled at by your neighbors?  Pull it out and plant drought-resistant plants?  Let it die?  If you like green grass and want to be environmentally conscious then here are some great options for keeping [...]
Mar
03

Perch’d is on Pinterest!

Posted In: Alameda County, Architecture, Arts and Entertainment, Community, Contra Costa County, Creative Reuse Ideas, Food and Dining, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Heck of It, For the Home, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Good Eats, Green Living, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Local Market Statistics, Neighborhoods, Photos, Places, Uncategorized
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Perch’d is on Pinterest! Check out some of the fun things we like to do in the Bay Area as well as find out about some of the cool things about your neighborhood! We are busy pinning great things for you to enjoy! Let us know what your favorite pin is! 
Nov
24

Real Estate Monday – Berkeley

Posted In: Alameda County, Architecture, Berkeley, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Home, General Real Estate News, Investing, Listings, Local Market Statistics, Uncategorized
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This Real Estate Monday we will cover Berkeley Statistics.  The average listing price in Berkeley is $948,835, which is down $36K from a high of $948,720 one year ago.   However, the median sales price is $790K, up $40K from same time last year. Berkeley continues to have a robust market. If you are looking to sell or buy – contact me [...]
Nov
08

What does your sink say about you?

Posted In: Architecture, Economy, For Buyers, For the Heck of It, For the Home, Fun for Grown Ups, General Real Estate News, Good ol' Fashion Humor, Home Improvement, Photos, Uncategorized
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Have you ever pondered what your sink says about you? Have you ever walked up to a sink and thought – “Wow, this sink speaks to me?” Is it the shape? Is it the color? Is it nostalgic?  Going out on tour we get to see so many different types of sinks. And let me tell you…sinks make you think! [...]
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