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 […]

How to get top dollar Selling Berkeley real estate

March 4th, 2016

Conveniently located off of Adeline and Ashby, this Berkeley neighborhood is an annexed area that joins with Oakland and Emeryville. Family friendly, the home offers immediate access to a neighborhood park and is a few short blocks from Ashby BART and Highway 580, offering a central location with plenty of options for commuters. Weekly farmers […]

Mediterranean Home for sale in Berkeley CA

March 4th, 2016

New on the market is 1912 Fairview St is a gorgeous Mediterranean-style bungalow built in 1937 in a great Berkeley location. Brought to you by Brian Santilena Berkeley Realtor with Pacific Union Real Estate.  The 1,438 square foot house sits on a 4,000 square foot lot surrounded by a neighboring park. It features 3 bedrooms […]

Home for sale in the Oakland Hills CA

February 25th, 2016

6308 Hillmont Dr. in Oakland’s Millsmont.  $599,000 Offered by Realtor Brian Santilena with Pacific Union Real Estate Located in the quiet and scenic Millsmont neighborhood of Oakland, 6308 Hillmont is a 1,659 square foot split level home located on a spacious 5,671 square foot corner lot with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Enclosed within a […]

6308 Hillmont Drive in Oakland CA 94605 3 bed 2.5 bath home for sale

February 25th, 2016

Brought to you by Brian Santilena | Pacific Union Real Estate. Located in the quiet and scenic Millsmont neighborhood of Oakland, 6308 Hillmont is a 1,659 square foot split level home located on a spacious 5,671 square foot corner lot with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Enclosed within a wooded and ivy covered fence, the […]

Traditional home for sale in Oakland CA Oakmore Neighborhood

February 11th, 2016

4007 Lyman Road is a charming split level single family home in the Oakmore neighborhood of the lower Oakland Hills. Built in 1941, this 2 bed/1 bath house is 1279 sq ft on a 4960 sq ft lot, with beautiful and spacious grounds, excellent natural light, and picturesque views. Set back from the street, the […]

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 […]

7112 Marlborough Terrace in Oakland CA Claremont Hills

September 26th, 2015

View photo tour here   7112 Marlborough Terrace is a true work of art.  Offering 3 full bedrooms, a library, hobby room, 3.5 baths and serene views of the Oakland Montclair Hills.  Built in 1994 and offering hand chosen finishes throughout, you’ll find this custom built home the perfect blend of European styling and California […]

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.

3685 Maple Ave. #6 Laurel District Oakland Townhome for sale

July 2nd, 2015

  Listed at:  $399,000  –  Sold at $450,000 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 offers an open […]