Mar
09

2261 38th in Oakland – A Gem Of All Gem’s w/ Before + After’s

Posted In: Alameda County, For Sellers, Home Improvement, Listings, Oakland, Our Sales, Success Stories
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We have a listing located at 2261 38th Avenue in the Harrington District of Oakland.  Our Seller bought this home several years ago and completely turned it upside down.  The house needed a lot of love, which is what she gave it.  Here are some of the updates she did while owning it. new electrical :: new floors :: new [...]
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 [...]
Oct
19

Cost vs. Value Report 2016

Posted In: For Sellers, General Real Estate News, Green Living, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Investing
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The 2016 Cost vs. Value report is out.  YIPPEE! Now let me set the stage: each year, right about this time, a little reminder pops up on my computer, notifying me to “Look for Annual Cost vs. Value Report.”  Well, last week it popped up!  I immediately stopped writing the email I was forming and popped over to Remodeling to [...]
Feb
27

What Are Those Accessory Dwelling Units All About?

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, General Real Estate News, Home Improvement
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Yes, it is true.  We have a shortage of housing.  Are you surprised?  Considering this has been the case for the past 4-1/2 years I don’t think you are.  But guess what?  There {may} be a creative solution for those who are looking for a little…more…space & a little…extra…income. Recently Berkeley enacted an ordinance that would allow certain homeowners to streamline [...]
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 [...]
Jul
21

Perch’d Ladies Announce | 2422 Carleton St., Berkeley

Posted In: Alameda County, Berkeley, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance
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We are just tickled pink about our newest listing in Berkeley!  2422 Carleton St. is an uh-may-zing-ly exquisite piece of real estate.  Tucked in the heart of the Le Conte neighborhood this simply stunning 4 bedroom, 2 bath home exudes awesomeness. Here are a few reasons you need to check it out: -everyone needs a pot-filler -who wouldn’t want two refrigerators [...]
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