Archive for Videos

Seismic Retrofit your Oakland, Piedmont or Berkeley CA home

October 16th, 2016

I have been selling and preparing Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley homes for sale going on 20 years. Seismic retrofit and earthquake preparedness is a topic of conversation that comes up in almost every transaction. When you’re spending lots of money to buy a home in the Oakland, Piedmont or the Berkeley area, it makes good […]

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.

Video walkthrough 3685 Maple Ave. #6 Townhome in Oakland’s Laurel District

February 24th, 2015

Take a video stroll through 3685 Maple Ave. #6 is a spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath bath town-home located on the north end of Oakland’s Laurel District.  This 9 unit development was built in 1986 and offers a “Very walkable” walk score of 77.   Divided into two levels the lower level offers an open kitchen with […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Berkeley CA Homes for sale 1411 Lincoln St.

March 8th, 2013

A Charming Berkeley CA North Berkeley Bungalow for sale. 1411 Lincoln is a charming Berkeley Bungalow built in 1938.  Lovingly updated over the years it has retained much of its original charm but has been enhanced with some sophisticated updates.  The first thing that you’ll notice when visiting this home is the warm and […]

Day off learning to Surf

January 3rd, 2013

I have to say that surfing is one of the most fun but most difficult to learn sports I’ve taken on.  There really is no other thing like the fealing of riding a wave the first and every time.  I can completely understand how some get sucked into the sport.  Brian. Other “Day’s Off” […]

Day off from Real Estate Wakeboarding

January 2nd, 2013 Wakeboarding is one of my favorite summertime hobbies.  I find that getting out and playing hard is a good way to clear my mind.  Real estate consumes a lot of time and mental capacity so I find it relaxing to push myself physically.   Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to be perceived as a loose cannon but the reality […]

Day off from Real Estate River Rafting

December 27th, 2012

This past year my brother and I took a trip to Casta Rica and had a terrific time river rafting. I’ve been selling real estate in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley for some time now and every chance I can I love to get outside to do fun things in nature.  Enjoy the show.   […]

Day off from Real Estate Snowboarding

December 27th, 2012

Selling real estate in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley consumes a lot of time and effort so when my schedule allows, I like to get out into nature and play.  One of my wintertime hobbies is snowboarding.  I started snowboarding in Lake Tahoe in approximately 2000 and haven’t touched my ski’s since.  Every year it seems […]