East Bay Real Estate Blog

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Wondering where to take your four-legged best friend? Here are a few of my favorite dog spots in the East Bay:

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

2701 Isabel Street, Richmond

Located along Richmond’s shoreline at the west end of Central Avenue, this 23-acre park allows dogs to be off leash (as long as they are under voice control). With beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin, and the Bay, a day out in this park is enjoyable for dogs and their humans. In additional to miles of trails, you can pamper your pooch at Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub located within the park. There are self-service and full-service dog baths plus a retail shop stocked with toys, treats, and supplies. And the café next door is a great place to

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Mid-Century Modernized Eichler

Just in time for Spring, here’s the Eichler you’ve been waiting for perfectly blending the best of mid-century & modern living! 

4106 Wilson Lane is a pristine, highly-desired atrium model Eichler home located in the Rancho Del Diablo community of Concord.  This 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,795 SF living/7,280 SF lot (per tax records) Eichler has all of the famous hallmarks of mid-century character like post and beam architecture, globe lights, floor-ceiling glass, in-floor radiant heating, but also has been majorly updated with modern amenities and design.

Imagine a high-tech, smart-home lifestyle with the ability to set the heat and lighting on your pool, ignite the fireplace, and adjust the interior

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After  hosting just two open houses I received multiple offers on this Marina Bay Northshore condo. Although all of the recent sales in this building were indicating a price under $300,000 my client insisted on a list price of at least $310,000.  After having the interior painted and the carpets cleaned I further spruced up the condo by having it staged to showcase it to its fullest potential. The next steps consisted of professional photography and a property/lifestyle video for maximum online and social media exposure. See more at www.1205melville.com   The results were clearly evident during the open houses as the number of visitors was abnormally high, even on Super Bowl Sunday! To the delight of my client, the sale of her condo just…
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Brooklyn Basin Rendering

It’s been on many people’s radar and more and more clients of mine having been asking me for an update on Oakland’s largest proposed housing project known as Brooklyn Basin. After what seems like years of remediation and site preparation work and very few news updates, we finally have a start date in sight. According to the developer Signature Development Group LLC, the first housing development is scheduled to break ground next month in April.

 The $1.5 billion waterfront project is poised to be one of Oakland’s boldest construction endeavors in decades and will also be the single largest active development in Oakland. The first phase will consist of a 241 unit apartment complex, just one piece of the total proposed 3,100 residential units. For

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Rainfall this winter and spring has been at a record high. The last time it rained that much was in 1997 and I remember one thing that stood out: wildflowers! The best time to see them is mid-March to mid-April.

Here are my favorite spots in the east bay to watch them bloom this spring:

  1.    Mount Diablo State Park
  2.    Sunol Regional Wilderness
  3.    Tilden Park
  4.    Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
  5.    Lake Chabot Regional Park

But honestly, I think that this year will be spectacular no matter where you will go. So don’t waste any time and plan your viewing now!

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Welcome to 428 Alice, a sophisticated modern condo located in Jack London Square. Unit 208 offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms over 1,200 sq ft of urban living on prime waterfront in Oakland. This clean and beautiful unit has an open floor plan with exposed concrete, an office area with custom-made cabinets, and in-unit laundry.  Both bathrooms are spacious and the master bathrooms offers two wash basins. There is a long gallery wall for you to exhibit your art. Make this your sweet home and enjoy living in the East Bay!        

 

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Open Sunday 3/5  & 3/12: 2:00 - 4:30pm

Please contact Hiroko at 510-409-3472 if have any questions.

 

 

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Congratulations to my seller who received nine offers and 15 percent over asking price! 

This cozy Oakland home with 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom with den upstairs, and extra bonus room with a bathroom downstairs had so much to offer. I had many buyers visiting during heavy rainy February.  Whether rain or shine, the Oakland real estate market is so hot! 

If you are looking to sell or buy, please contact me at 510.409.3472 or hiroko@eastbaymodern.com.

 

 

2750 26th JS

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Photos: Leila Seppa http://www.leilaseppa.com

Live in a unique urban setting in high style. This is an exceptional opportunity.

Polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings, industrial details from the original warehouse, and a secluded private garden - highly unusual for such spaces - make this loft a rare gem.

The Brickhouse Lofts, at 201 Third Street in Oakland's popular Jack London Square neighborhood, embody the essence of the classic warehouse mixed-use loft conversion.  Originally a warehouse for W.P Fuller & Company, the building was remodeled in 1997 into classic live-work loft units that maintain a vintage industrial feel with modern sophistication. The building won the prestigious

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Congratulations to my buyer who just closed escrow on this adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 986 square foot split level home in Chabot Park!

This property was a probate sale and needed some updating. But my client is excited for the improvement projects ahead and opportunity to make it his own. With the help of his flexibility and patience, I was able to guide him through the probate process to successfully purchase this home under list price in the East Oakland Hills!

Call me to find out how I can make your home ownership dreams a reality.

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Would you like to own your own home? Are you tired of paying rent (or subsidizing your landlords mortgage instead of paying your own mortgage?
There is real estate out there for everyone. It's a matter of starting and staying focused.

The answer to all of these problems is: START NOW.
Your credit isn't what it's supposed to be: start now.
You don't have a down payment: start now.
You haven't gotten pre-approved: I think you know what to do...

Talk to a lender or your bank to find out what it would take for you to qualify for a mortgage.
Talk to a realtor to find out about market conditions and the buying process.

There is so much information you can gather and that will prepare you for buying a house.

I am happy to work with you and to…
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