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 [...]
Mar
18

7827 Sterling Offers Function and Flexibility for a Multitude of Lifestyles

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, Listings, Oakland
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Welcome to 7827 Sterling Drive, a charming home located on a peaceful street lined with trees in the King Estates neighborhood of Oakland. This home offers flexibility for a multitude of lifestyles. When we first met the Seller in the Summer of 2016 we were holding open another home a block away, on Greenly Drive.  James walked into our open house [...]
Apr
06

3405 Wisconsin, 3 beds + 2 baths in the HOT Laurel District

Posted In: Listings, Oakland
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We just listed this SWEET 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the HOT Laurel District.  3405 Wisconsin is a terrific RANCH-style home. Welcome to 3405 Wisconsin Street., a gorgeous, single-level home located in the Laurel District. This tastefully updated 3 bed, 2 bath home has been well-cared for over the years. As soon as you approach the house you will [...]
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 [...]
Mar
02

Three Reasons to Visit Lake Merritt

Posted In: Alameda County, Arts and Entertainment, Community, For Buyers, For Sellers, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Oakland
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Posted by the cool peeps at Berkeley Hills Realty So you’re thinking to yourself, “What should I do today where I can get great exercise and do some people watching while I am at it?”  Or you think to yourself, “My kids need to get out today and I want to go somewhere that is fun for them and not [...]
Dec
07

East Bay Realtors Come Together to Support the Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland

Posted In: Alameda County, Arts and Entertainment, Community, Neighborhood Businesses, Oakland
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Our office, Berkeley Hills Realty, along with the entire East Bay community, is grieving the loss of 36 young lives in the recent massive warehouse Ghost Ship fire that occurred on December 2nd in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. The East Bay artist community makes the region vibrant and eclectic and many lives have been affected by this tragic event. [...]
Oct
17

The $1 Listing

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Investing, Oakland
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So there is a new listing that just hit the market located 927 33rd St. in Oakland.  Listed with Keller Williams San Carlos this new listing is creating a lot of fuss.  Why?  Because it is listed for only $1.  Yes, $1. The agent notes the following: “Very Creative Seller, Very Savvy and seller has high knowledge about Real Estate. Seller [...]
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 [...]
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