Buying our Lincoln Heights home in Oakland with Brian Santilena

February 7th, 2011

Working with Brian was one of the best part of our home buying process. He not only made us feel comfortable and well-informed about the process but was also very proactive about everything. As first time home buyers, we never got nervous because he managed the communication well and never overwhelmed us with too many […]

Homes sold in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge during Q4 2010

January 27th, 2011

This video covers homes sold in Oakland California’s Upper Rockridge neighborhood during the 4th Quarter of 2010. If you would like more information about Upper Rockridge please feel free to get in touch with me directly.

First time Buyers in Oakland CA Upper Rockridge

October 28th, 2010

My wife and I have been in our new house for over a month now — and we are still raving about our experience working with Brian.  Throughout the entire buying process, we found him to be very professional, incredibly knowledgeable about the local market, objective and insightful on the properties and process, and quite […]

Oakland CA sewer lateral EBMUD waste water control ordinance

October 21st, 2010

Update as of May 2011 As a home seller in Oakland or Piedmont California you will soon be obligated to conduct a sewer lateral scope inspection and upon transfer of the home to a new Buyer someone will be obligated to make any repairs needed to comply with the new city of Oakland sewer lateral […]

Upper Rockridge sales in third quarter 2010

October 14th, 2010

12  BUENA VISTA PLACE 3/2 2215 $775,000 68  TEMPLAR PL 2/2 1657 $778,000 5556  MASONIC AVE 3/2 1766 $829,000 47  TRUITT LANE 4/3 2589 $905,000 5125  HARBORD DRIVE 3/2 2106 $959,000 5389  HILLTOP CRESCENT 4/4 2730 $995,000 5  BUENA VISTA PLACE 4/3 2463 $1,040,000 130  HERMOSA AVE 4/3 2485 $1,095,000 5450  MASONIC AVE 4/3 $1,116,000 […]

Montclair, Oakland Homes for sale

July 23rd, 2010

The Montclair neighborhood of Oakland and the Montclair Village  is a quaint semi hilly community in the Oakland Hills.  The area offers many of the best Oakland Public Schools and the Montclair shopping area has everything you need in a convenient proximity to the living neighborhoods.  The Montclair park offers a children’s playground, a baseball […]

Upper Rockridge Home Sales Report Q4 2009

March 29th, 2010

This Upper Rockridge real estate sales report covers single family homes that have sold in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge district during the fourth quarter of 2009. I am a resident of Upper Rockridge and a long time real estate agent that specializes in the area.  You are welcome to contact me via email or call me […]

What is a shortsale in oakland hills and berkeley CA

May 6th, 2009

A short sale is a situation when a homeowner is trying to sell their home for less money than they owe on thier mortgage.  Economic conditions being what they are, short sales are becomeing more prevelant, even in trophy real estate districts like the Oakland Hills: Montclair, Upper Rockridge, Broadway Terrace, Berkeley: North Berkeley, Elmwood, Claremont […]

24 Oval Rd. Oakland Hills Montclair

April 21st, 2009

Please take a minute to view this great property by visiting the website photo gallery at:   Discription: 24 Oval Rd. ” New” Montclair area of Oakland Hills CA 2 bedrooms – 1.25 bathrooms Built post Oakland Hills fire in 1993 1 car attached garage w/ interior access 1505 sqft interior space on a […]

Neighborhood and district names for homes in Oakland, Berkeley and Piedmont Hills California

February 3rd, 2009

The Oakland Hills, Berkeley Hills and Piedmont real estate area is comprised of many colorful neighborhoods, each with their own names such as Montclair, Rockridge, Croker Highlands, Trestle Glen etc. I’m often asked to identify the most common neighborhood names used in real estate advertising so that home Buyers can identify their general areas of interest. Well, here you […]