2975 Holyrood Drive Piedmont Pines Oakland CA 94611 For Sale

October 6th, 2018

PRESS HERE FOR FULL PHOTO TOUR Introducing this mid-century treasure nestled in Piedmont Pines, in the wooded setting of the Oakland Hills.  Lots to enjoy…some of the best parks & hiking trails in the East Bay, well-regarded schools, nearby shops & restaurants in Montclair Village, great transportation options and best of all, a serene and tranquil […]

210 Crocker Ave Piedmont CA 94610

October 2nd, 2018

210 Crocker, Piedmont homes for sale Piedmont CA PRESS HERE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO TOUR Occasionally a property of special character, location and history becomes available in the coveted area of Central Piedmont, CA. 210 Crocker Avenue is one of those properties. Sidney B. Newsom and Nobel Newsom, prominent San Francisco architects were commissioned to […]

Real Estate is about the people.

February 12th, 2018

  We looked in Oakland’s Rockridge, Upper Rockridge, Berekely Northbrae and after a few failed attempts and a full year on the home hunt Cody, Evan and Mikaela are now happily enjoying their new Berkeley – Elmwood home. These folks are really very fun special people. After moving in they decided to invite the entire […]

Seismic Retrofit your Oakland, Piedmont or Berkeley CA home

October 16th, 2016

I have been selling and preparing Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley homes for sale going on 20 years. Seismic retrofit and earthquake preparedness is a topic of conversation that comes up in almost every transaction. When you’re spending lots of money to buy a home in the Oakland, Piedmont or the Berkeley area, it makes good […]

How to get top dollar Selling Berkeley real estate

March 4th, 2016

Conveniently located off of Adeline and Ashby, this Berkeley neighborhood is an annexed area that joins with Oakland and Emeryville. Family friendly, the home offers immediate access to a neighborhood park and is a few short blocks from Ashby BART and Highway 580, offering a central location with plenty of options for commuters. Weekly farmers […]

Mediterranean Home for sale in Berkeley CA

March 4th, 2016

New on the market is 1912 Fairview St is a gorgeous Mediterranean-style bungalow built in 1937 in a great Berkeley location. Brought to you by Brian Santilena Berkeley Realtor with Pacific Union Real Estate.  The 1,438 square foot house sits on a 4,000 square foot lot surrounded by a neighboring park. It features 3 bedrooms […]

Home for sale in the Oakland Hills CA

February 25th, 2016

6308 Hillmont Dr. in Oakland’s Millsmont.  $599,000 Offered by Realtor Brian Santilena with Pacific Union Real Estate Located in the quiet and scenic Millsmont neighborhood of Oakland, 6308 Hillmont is a 1,659 square foot split level home located on a spacious 5,671 square foot corner lot with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Enclosed within a […]

6308 Hillmont Drive in Oakland CA 94605 3 bed 2.5 bath home for sale

February 25th, 2016

Brought to you by Brian Santilena | Pacific Union Real Estate. Located in the quiet and scenic Millsmont neighborhood of Oakland, 6308 Hillmont is a 1,659 square foot split level home located on a spacious 5,671 square foot corner lot with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Enclosed within a wooded and ivy covered fence, the […]

Traditional home for sale in Oakland CA Oakmore Neighborhood

February 11th, 2016

4007 Lyman Road is a charming split level single family home in the Oakmore neighborhood of the lower Oakland Hills. Built in 1941, this 2 bed/1 bath house is 1279 sq ft on a 4960 sq ft lot, with beautiful and spacious grounds, excellent natural light, and picturesque views. Set back from the street, the […]

Bridging the Millennial home buyer divide

December 5th, 2015

Over the past 3-4 years I’ve been selling more and more homes to members of the  Millennial Generation.  More than to any other.  I work in the San Francisco East Bay (Oakland, Piedmont & Berkeley) and I’m right in the path of tech companies turning towards Oakland’s more affordable commercial environments and cheaper employee housing […]