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2917 Carmel Street Oakland, CA 94602

July 1st, 2019

2917 Carmel St. in Oakland’s Laurel District SOLD $1,195,000 Located only three-quarters of a mile from the Laurel District and Fruitvale’s Diamond District, shopping areas, this lovely 3 bed, 2 bathroom home rests on an extra deep 9800 square foot farm-like lot.  Just minutes away from Highway 580 and multiple other public transportation options, living […]

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 […]

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.

Living in Oakland CA

December 11th, 2014

Living in and loving Oakland CA For all Oakland is or isn’t, it can never be said that the city isn’t one of a kind. The diversity in its people, the quality of its cuisine, the beauty of its neighborhoods, it is unlike any other place on the planet. I don’t mean imply that its […]

What is it like to live in Piedmont CA?

November 19th, 2014

  The city of Piedmont California has long been considered one of the best places to live in the entire state of California.  Once a part of the city of Oakland it became its own city after hundreds of affluent San Franciscans fled the destruction of the 1906 earthquake and began building in the area.  […]

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 […]

LIve in Oakland’s Glenview Neighborhood

May 17th, 2014

The GLENVIEW DISTRICT of Oakland CA has evolved from a mostly bedroom community to a vibrant and popular destination and place to live.  The addition of some terrific restaurants, an active ride share community, an AC Transit V-line (Direct bus to SF) and charming architecture make the Glenview a true homeowners delight.  Glenview is Located […]

Oakland CA Ranks Among Nation’s Top Ten “Green” Cities for Real Estate and more

May 7th, 2013

Did you know that Oakland, CA has been ranked as one of the nation’s top ten “greenest cities”?  Oakland has the country’s cleanest, freshest tap water; access to an abundance of fresh, locally-grown, organic food; and a hydrogen-powered public transit system. Growing food locally reduces waste and carbon emissions.  Oakland already gets 17% of its […]