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776 Kingston Ave Piedmont CA Estate for sale by Brian Santilena

August 27th, 2020

Livable luxury and understated elegance await you in this amazing Craftsman home in Piedmont CA.  Brought to you by Compass Realtor Brian Santilena.  See many photos and additional information on 776 Kingston Ave. Piedmont. From time to time a very special property becomes available in the City of Piedmont.  This amazing Craftsman style home that’s […]

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 […]