Archive for UpperRockridge

Oakland Hills Upper Rockridge Home for sale with large gardens

April 27th, 2011

Oakland Hills Upper Rockridge Home for sale w/ landscaped gardens I will be holding open 5511 Masonic Ave. in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge neighborhood this weekend (Sunday May 1st) from 2:00-4:30. This Upper Rockridge home is an elegant traditional Rockridge property featuring chic stylish updates and a seamless blend of old and new. Complimenting the original architectural […]

Homes for sale in Rockridge Oakland

April 7th, 2011

Homes for sale in Rockridge Oakland.  Wow!  What a tour day for Homes for sale in Rockridge.  The spring market has sprung and today’s real estate brokers tour proves it.  I haven’t seen this many terrific Rockridge homes on a single days tour day in years.  Here is a summary of what I saw. An […]

690 Florence Ave in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge

April 3rd, 2011

690 Florance Ave in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge I will be holding open 690 Florence Ave in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge this afternoon from 2:00-4:30.  The home was built in 2006 with a modern Mediterranean flare.  It has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and right around 4500 square feet of living space.  The address is assigned to Hillcrest […]

5630 Golden Gate Ave in Oakland Upper Rockridge

March 31st, 2011

5630 Golden Gate Ave in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge   Recently to the market this charming Mediterranean custom home is situated on a westerly facing hill in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge Neighborhood.  It is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home with roughly 3353 sqft of living space.  Though the home feels somewhat vertical via the stairs, there […]

Open House Oakland Upper Rockridge 6201 Contra Costa

March 24th, 2011

  Open this Sunday 3/27 from 2:00 to 4:30 6201 Contra Costa Road  $1,795,000 Oakland’s Upper Rockridge Beautifully handcrafted Mediterranean getaway situated atop desirable Upper Rockridge, overlooking San Francisco, the Golden Gate, and beyond. The lush, bougainvillea accented courtyard leads to a newer home seasoned with old world details; wood cathedral ceilings, textured plaster walls, […]

Real Estate Oakland Rockridge

December 7th, 2010

Real estate in Oakland Rockridge has always been in high demand.  The below article appeard on SFGate’s Neighborhood section.  It gives a terrific snapshot of the neighborhoods vibrant culture, food and shoping.  If you’d like information about homes for sale in Rockridge I welcome you to contact me directly.  Have a terrific day.  Brian Santilena  […]

Selling our home with Brian Santilena

November 7th, 2010

Dear Brian, My wife Virginia and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful handling of our home sale transaction. We are both in our 80’s and having recently moved into an assisted living facility it would not have been possible to get the results that we did without your assistance. Our home was on […]

Buying our home in Upper Rockridge Oakland with Brian

November 7th, 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 […]

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.  […]

Oakland Police layoffs

July 15th, 2010

Every once in a while an Oakland issue comes up that I just need to address.  Now I was born in Oakland and still live in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge district.  I am not overly sensitive to the gritty aspects of city living.  Using common sense is a must wherever you live but what irks me […]