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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 […]

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 […]

Living and loving Berkeley’s Fourth St. neighborhood

October 21st, 2014 While the San Francisco East Bay has many special shopping destinations, Berkeley’s Fourth St. stands out as one of the most unique. It offers a wonderful combination of retail businesses that can only be found in one place… Berkeley! Where else are you going to find boutique independent shops just a few doors down […]

Upper Rockridge Oakland home for sale with SF views

February 7th, 2013

320 Florence Ave is a beautiful home in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge Neighborhood.  Much of its ornate charm has been preserved for its new benefactor.  Orriented in a south-west direction the sun exposure is excellent and many of the picture windows frame outstanding views of the San Francisco Bay, the city and the Golden Gate Bridge.  […]

Oakland Montclair Real Estate Market Update

September 18th, 2012

  Oakland’s Montclair District features good schools, scenic views and terrific home values.  While home buyers may want to also consider adjacent neighborhoods such as Piedmont Pines, Rockridge and Glenview, I think you will find Montclair at the top of your desirability list.  The Montclair Village is one of the “jewel” retail environments of Oakland […]

Craftsman homes for sale in Oakland’s Glenview

June 16th, 2012

This past week I just closed on a terrific example of a California Craftsman in the Glenview District of Oakland.  The market is currently quite hot and there were 4 other offers on this home.  It is just minutes to the Glenview business area and rests on one of the prettier streets in Glenview.  The […]

Home for sale in Piedmont CA 926 Kingston

July 13th, 2011

926 Kingston in Piedmont. 3BD/2BA $775,000 View other homes for sale in Piedmont here.  Offered at $775,000.  This home is this comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brown shingle bungalow that is set back from a friendly tree lined street in lower Piedmont.   It is just minutes from Piedmont Ave and Grand Ave and has a WalkScore of 82!  It offers a […]

Homes for sale in Oakland CA real estate magazine

April 27th, 2011

Homes for sale in Oakland CA via complementary American Lifestyle Magazine Download a complementary copy here I’ve been sending a bi-montly American Lifestyle Magazine to my clients for the past couple of years and I’ve gotten pretty good feedback.  Especially about some of the recepies.  Now I am offering it digitally as well.  Download your free copy to […]

10 tips when hiring a Contractor

June 2nd, 2010

When preparing a home for sale or making improvements to your new home it is very important to protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors.  There is nothing worse than getting shotty work or getting ripped off all together. Here are 10 tips to help ensure that you don’t get ripped off when hiring a contractor. 1. Make […]

Red Flags and things to look for when buying an Oakland, Piedmont or Berkeley home.

October 27th, 2009

Homes in the Oakland Hills, Berkeley Hills, Piedmont and the surrounding areas were typically built quite a long time ago.  After all, the classic character of these properties is what a lot of prospective Buyers are looking for.  Negotiating a contract and spending time and money on inspections can feel like a real waste if […]