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2975 Holyrood Drive Piedmont Pines Oakland CA 94611 For Sale

October 6th, 2018

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 lifestyle just minutes away from the […]

Video of a day in the life of Oakland CA

August 5th, 2015

Oakland, CA is such a wonderful place to live, eat, drink and play.  I found this wonderful video of Oakland and I think you’ll enjoy it too. Brian Santilena.

3935 Ardley Ave. Craftsman home for sale Oakland-Glenview

June 15th, 2014

This stunning Prairie style Craftsman home for sale in Oakland’s desirable GLENVIEW DISTRICT is coming soon to the market.  It is being offered for $749,000 and will be held open on Sunday June 22nd.  If you’re interested in setting up a private showing just click the form below and I will be right back in […]

Condo for sale in Oakland’s Piedmont Ave. area

January 20th, 2014

Piedmont Ave area of Oakland condominium for sale 1 Kelton Ct. Unit #2m is listed for $245,000.  It is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 667 square foot condo located in the Piedmont Ave. area of Oakland.  A wall of windows faces south-west and offers pleasant outlooks of the green trees and filtered views of San Francisco.  […]

City of Oakland real estate transfer tax?

May 5th, 2013

Does the city of Oakland have a real estate transfer tax?  The answer is YES.  It is equal to 1.5% of the sale price. ($15/ thousand of sale price)  In a typical real estate transaction it is customary for the Seller to pay 50% and the Buyer to pay 50%.  The county of Alameda imposes […]

Top tax questions homeowners must ask

January 10th, 2013

Anybody that ownes a home or is considering buying a home in Oakland, Piedmont or Berkeley should consider the answers to the following important tax questions: What tax benefits did homeowners get in the recent ‘fiscal cliff’ budget agreement? What are the home related tax deductions people most often claim? What is the #1 mistake […]