Contemporary home with views in Albany CA

December 25th, 2010

I represented the Buyers on their purchase of this wonderful Albany contemporary with views of San Francisco, the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.  It has 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms and floor to ceiling living room windows to frame the spectacular sunsets over Mt. Tam.  I have sold many homes in the Oakland, Piedmont and […]

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 family home in Oakmore with Brian Santilena

November 27th, 2010

I can’t say enough good things about my experience working with Brian in the sale of our Oakmore home. He had the very difficult task oforganizing major repairs on our house as well as the usual painting, staging and marketing preparations. Brian had only 4 months to have the house on the market and once […]

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 […]

First time Buyers in Oakland CA Upper Rockridge

October 28th, 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 […]

Buy a foreclosed home in Oakland or Piedmont CA

October 22nd, 2010

There are many homes and real estate for sale in Oakland and Piedmont Ca and of course everyone wants to get the best deal they can.  I mean, who doesn’t.  One of the best ways to purchase a home below market value is to buy a foreclosed one.  There are many challenges and pitfalls but […]

Oakland CA sewer lateral EBMUD waste water control ordinance

October 21st, 2010

Update as of May 2011 As a home seller in Oakland or Piedmont California you will soon be obligated to conduct a sewer lateral scope inspection and upon transfer of the home to a new Buyer someone will be obligated to make any repairs needed to comply with the new city of Oakland sewer lateral […]

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.  Homes […]

Upper Rockridge sales in third quarter 2010

October 14th, 2010

12  BUENA VISTA PLACE 3/2 2215 $775,000 68  TEMPLAR PL 2/2 1657 $778,000 5556  MASONIC AVE 3/2 1766 $829,000 47  TRUITT LANE 4/3 2589 $905,000 5125  HARBORD DRIVE 3/2 2106 $959,000 5389  HILLTOP CRESCENT 4/4 2730 $995,000 5  BUENA VISTA PLACE 4/3 2463 $1,040,000 130  HERMOSA AVE 4/3 2485 $1,095,000 5450  MASONIC AVE 4/3 $1,116,000 […]