Home for sale in North Berkeley CA 1411 Lincoln Street

February 28th, 2013

Located just around the corner from North Berkeley Bart and set on a quiet part of the block is 1411 Lincoln St. in North Berkeley – Westbrae.  This lovely home for sale was built in 1938 and currently shows as a 2+ bedroom, 2 bath Berkeley Bungalow.  Originally built with approximately 1083 square feet of […]

Upper Rockridge Oakland home for sale with SF views

February 7th, 2013

320 Florence Ave is a beautiful home in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge Neighborhood.  Much of its ornate charm has been preserved for its new benefactor.  Orriented in a south-west direction the sun exposure is excellent and many of the picture windows frame outstanding views of the San Francisco Bay, the city and the Golden Gate Bridge.  […]

The Bay Area real estate market is HOT!

January 18th, 2013

The Bay Area real estate market and especially homes for sale in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley.  They are HOT, HOT, HOT!  And it’s heating up even more as we enter the spring market.  SF Gate just did a story on this exact topic.  Low rates and low inventory are combining for one competitive market.  Multiple offers are […]

four bedroom homes in oakland ca

January 13th, 2013

Four bedroom homes in oakland ca Four bedroom homes in Oakland do not come on the market very often.  Especially four bedroom homes in Upper Rockridge.  This is a really special property overlooking the rolling hills, the San Francisco bay and the city beyond.  It has 4 spacious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  The assigned school […]

Home with views in Upper Rockridge

January 13th, 2013

Home with views in Upper Rockridge Full photo tour and property information This outstanding home with views in upper rockridge is located at 320 Florence Ave and will be coming on the market very soon.  This grand Upper Rockridge home for sale was constructed in 1929 and still holds many of its origonal charm and details.  […]

Upper Rockridge home for sale

January 13th, 2013

Upper Rockridge Home for sale 320 Florence Ave. Full photo tour and property information. 320 Florence Ave in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge neighborhood will be coming on the market very soon.  This grand Upper Rockridge home for sale was constructed in 1929 and still holds many of its origonal charm and details.  With roughly 2012 square […]

Top tax questions homeowners must ask

January 10th, 2013

Anybody that ownes a home or is considering buying a home in Oakland, Piedmont or Berkeley should consider the answers to the following important tax questions: What tax benefits did homeowners get in the recent ‘fiscal cliff’ budget agreement? What are the home related tax deductions people most often claim? What is the #1 mistake […]

Buying my Luxury Oakland – Piedmont home with Brian Santilena

January 4th, 2013

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Brian is Integrity. Probably the most important characteristic I’m looking for when dealing with any professional. I worked with Brian on and off for years, looking to buy a house. The “on and off” was due to my own changing life circumstances, and thus […]

Testimonial when buying our Oakland Montclair home with Brian

January 4th, 2013

My wife and I feel extremely lucky to have worked with Brian on our recent home purchase in Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood.  A few things really stood out for us: Interest in the physical structure – Brian toured many a crawl space or basement with me to check out the house’s structural integrity, look for signs […]

Testimonial when purchasing our home in Oakland’s Oakmore area

January 4th, 2013

We are so lucky to have met Brian at an open house one day.  Although we were not far along in our home buying process, he was patient and didn’t pressure us but provided useful information when we asked  Once we were ready, he recommended a fabulous mortgage team, and we were off to find […]