March 2015

Found 6 blog entries for March 2015.

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Congratulations to my buyer who just closed escrow on this beautifully remodeled condo in the heart of Emeryville for $350,000. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit, located within walking distance to Emery Bay shops and restaurants, BART and minutes to San Francisco, made it the perfect choice.  The updated kitchen with glossy modern cabinets, quartz countertops and new stainless appliances were a real plus and my client loves them!  We competed against multiple offers, but superior pricing, terms, and a short close worked in our favor. 

If you’re looking to purchase in the East Bay, it would be my pleasure to help you find a home that’s ideal for you.  You can contact me directly at (925) 699-2112 or Cathy@eastbaymodern.com.

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Congratulations to my buyer clients that just closed escrow on a great loft unit in Downtown Oakland for $340,000, located at 675 8th Street!

This condo features 1 bedroom and 1.5 baths with a light-filled, open layout. The unit has concrete floors throughout, an outdoor patio, and is in a convenient location close to shopping, restaurants, BART, and freeways.

This was a short sale and took some patience from my buyers as they waited through the lender approval process, but in the end they were able to purchase this unit for well below the price of recent comparable sales.

If you're looking for a loft here in the East Bay, I'd love to be able to help however I can. Feel free to reach out at the contact information below, or check out East Bay

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In our competitive East Bay housing market, homeowners are often curious about how the value of their home value has changed over time -- whether they are thinking of selling or are just curious about sales trends in their neighborhood.

There are a number of tools available on the internet, including well-known estimates given by websites such as Trulia and Zillow. While the accuracy of these tools vary depending on the source, they key similarity is that they are automated. These tools look at sales of other properties in the general area and/or similar size and age in order to give rough estimates.

The downside with this approach is that your home may be different in condition and appeal than the house next door or down the street. Moreover, these

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BAHA (Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association) just announced this year's spring house tour! Featuring nine open houses designed by Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, walter H. Ratcliff, Jr, John Hudson Thomas, Maury I. Diggs, Willilam Porter, and more!

Don't miss this great oppourunity.  This is a very popular tour and you need a ticket to attend.   Hope to see you!

For more information, please check out BAHA page.

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Live in the center of it all in a modern, garden-level condo, in the heart of Oakland’s Uptown district.

With one-bedroom, one-bath, plus office, this spacious 802 SF (per tax records) flat boasts hardwood floors throughout, a cook’s kitchen with great storage and under cabinet lighting, granite counters, stainless appliances and a gas range. There’s even a built-in wine refrigerator!

Large glass sliders in the living area and bedroom open onto an oversized patio surrounded by the lushly landscaped common courtyard, making al fresco dining and lounging a daily treat. Features also include a custom California Closet in the bedroom, in-unit laundry, a deeded garage parking space, a separate storage

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According to this article in the SF Chronicle, the average price for a home in Oakland is now $525,000 while average home prices in San Francisco, are now $1.1million.

 

To be honest, this is not news to us Realtors here in the East Bay.  We have seen a 20% rise in home prices in Oakland over the last year, partly because of this news.  Buyers are scrambling to buy in Oakland as prices continue to rise.

 

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At $525,000 you can still get a very cute, modernized Craftsman home in Maxwell Park not far from BART, easy commute to San Francisco, such as the home featured in the article.  Other neighborhoods with similar style homes and prices are Fruitvale, High St., Diamond, Laurel, just to name a few. Contrary

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