Buy a foreclosed home in Oakland or Piedmont CA

October 22nd, 2010

There are many homes and real estate for sale in Oakland and Piedmont Ca and of course everyone wants to get the best deal they can.  I mean, who doesn’t.  One of the best ways to purchase a home below market value is to buy a foreclosed one.  There are many challenges and pitfalls but […]

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 Oakland homes sold during Q3 2010

October 14th, 2010 Upper Rockridge in Oakland has remained a bright spot in real estate home sales during the 3rd quarter of 2010.  22 homes sold from June 1 to September 30 2010.  The average sale price was $1,240,000 and the average list price was slightly more at $1,265,000.  The average sale price per square foot was $436.  […]

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 […]

Our Upper Rockridge home selling experiance with Brian Santilena

March 30th, 2010

“Brian did a fantastic job with selling our (Upper Rockridge) house.   He was very knowledgeable, worked smart, and went above and beyond at every step of the way.  And, on all the things that mattered most Brian is the guy you want in the drivers seat in this tough market.  He walked us through a […]

1950s Contemporary home for sale in Upper Rockridge

March 29th, 2010

This 1950’s Contemporary nestled on a gentle upslope in Upper Rockridge is centrally located between the College Avenue shopping area and the Montclair Village.  Entering through the front door you are greeted by an open floor plan and a sun filled atmosphere.  Several large picture windows adorn the west side of the home and offer […]

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 […]

A great home buying experiance in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge

March 29th, 2010

My wife and I hold to a very high standard people with whom we come into contact ~ especially professionals. So it was our expectation that Brian be more interested in being our advocate than selling us a house. His performance and demeanor met and exceeded our expectations. Brian provided us with great guidance at […]

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 […]

4701 Kaphan Ave. Oakland Hills Redwood Heights

March 18th, 2009

Description: 4701 Kaphan Ave in Oakland’s Redwood Heights Neighborhood 3+ bedrooms 1.25 bathrooms (and a great spot all set for a second bath.) 2 car detached garage w/ interior access More details to come. Expected on market first week of April 2009 Offered at $625,000 I’ve been marketing homes in the Oakland, Berkeley and Piedmont […]