The Physical Inspection Contingency Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley CA

March 4th, 2015

When purchasing an Oakland, Piedmont or Berkeley CA home, one of the primary protections afforded to a home buyer in the California Purchase Contract is the Physical Inspection Contingency, or aka Inspection Contingency.   When you make an offer on a home you are essentially saying that you agree to purchase the property so long […]

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 […]

What is it like to live in Piedmont CA?

November 19th, 2014

  The city of Piedmont California has long been considered one of the best places to live in the entire state of California.  Once a part of the city of Oakland it became its own city after hundreds of affluent San Franciscans fled the destruction of the 1906 earthquake and began building in the area.  […]

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 from […]

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 […]

Buy vs Rent in the San Francisco East Bay

May 28th, 2014

Should you Buy or Rent in the San Francisco East Bay? That’s a very good question.  Not just when considering buying a home in Oakland, Berkeley or Piedmont CA but anywhere.  While everybody’s situation is slightly different there are several items to consider along the way.  How long do you plan to hold a property?  […]

LIve in Oakland’s Glenview Neighborhood

May 17th, 2014

The GLENVIEW DISTRICT of Oakland CA has evolved from a mostly bedroom community to a vibrant and popular destination and place to live.  The addition of some terrific restaurants, an active ride share community, an AC Transit V-line (Direct bus to SF) and charming architecture make the Glenview a true homeowners delight.  Glenview is Located […]

Is staging a home for sale worth it?

March 31st, 2014

Ask any Realtor if staging a home is an essential part of marketing and most will give a definite “YES!”  Research has consistently shown that staged homes sell faster and at higher prices than non staged homes. Staging is all about showcasing your home’s unique features, minimizing flaws and to defining spaces.  There is nothing […]

Is Oakland’s Temescal a great place to buy?

February 12th, 2014

Is Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood a great place to buy?  I think the answer is a resounding YES. This terrific condo building located at 4811 Telegraph Avenue is located in the heart of Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.  The unit is located on the second floor and offers just under 1000 square feet of living space.  The kitchen […]