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 [...]
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 [...]
Sep
28

Local Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event

Posted In: Alameda County, For Sellers, Home Maintenance
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The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program will host a mobile one-day drop off event in Alameda on October 4 and in Albany on October 11 from 9:00-1:00.  All Alameda County residents (NOT BUSINESSES) transporting wastes they generated in the course of living in and maintaining their place of residence can drop-off materials for free.  You must register in advance.For [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Jun
13

Will the Drought Impact the Bay Area’s Real Estate Market?

Posted In: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, For Buyers, For Sellers, General Real Estate News, Green Living, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance
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Will the drought in California, which is weighing heavily on all of our minds as the water from the faucet starts to taste a litter funkier every week, have any kind of impact on real estate prices? There are several possible scenarios:   The price of water continues to go up, as it becomes a scarcer resource. As the price [...]
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! 
Dec
05

Fun Finds on Tour!

Posted In: Alameda County, Architecture, Community, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, General Real Estate News, Good ol' Fashion Humor, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Neighborhoods, Photos, Uncategorized
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When we are out touring the homes for sale not only do we get information to better serve our clients, we also get some fun inventive ideas on how to decorate your house or backyard! For example we saw this tricycle hanging on the wall recently and we absolutely loved the idea! What a great way to be able to [...]
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 [...]
Oct
02

How to get rid of fruit flies in the home

Posted In: For the Home, Green Living, Home Maintenance
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Hard to complain about the beautiful weather we’re experiencing right now– Indian summer in the East Bay is such a lovely thing!– but sometimes there comes a little uninvited visitor every so often.  That’s right.  We’re talking fruit flies.  The tiny plague.  Fruit flies thrive in damp places so you might find them congregating near your trash disposal, or anywhere [...]
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