April 2015

Found 11 blog entries for April 2015.

Friday was closing day for my client who now is the proud owner of a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood. One offer is all it took to make her a homeowner! Although we were faced with a multiple offer situation, our offer of $301K was just what it took. Where else in the Bay Area can you have San Francisco and Bay Bridge views for this price? As a resident and realtor in Marina Bay, I am well versed in our local real estate market, so please let me know if I can be of any help. For more information on the Marina Bay real estate market click here: www.MarinaBayHomeSales.com

Ary Assadi


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Pre-Fab construction has been around for a while, but with the recent rebound in real estate values and lower than normal available housing inventory, there has been an uptick in consumer interest. Prefab construction offers architectural bargains with streamlined/lower cost construction and "green" building techniques, so why aren't more people building prefab homes?

The problem in the Bay Area is scarcity of buildable land.  As a Realtor connected to the local modern real estate community, I've run across a number of buyers seriously wanting to find land and build a pre-fab home.  Most give up after a few months of unsuccessful searches for land and decide to purchase existing home.

Well, one client I helped to purchase a lot 2-years ago is

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If you’re planning to sell your home this year, now is the best time to start readying it for the busiest time of the real estate sales season coming soon upon us.  More buyers are out there looking in the summer because if they have children, there is time to move before school starts in the Fall.


First things first: if you know your home needs repairs, i.e. exterior pest damage or paint and a new roof, or anything you’ve been putting off, do that first.  It’s always good to consult with a Realtor in the beginning as they often times have good resources for every aspect of home improvement.


Next you should consider upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms with a minimum paint,

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Congratulations to my buyers that just closed escrow on their new home located at 938 Apgar St. in North Oakland for $745,000! We were the best of 7 offers on this property.

This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home had been completely remodeled and expanded with clean, modern finishes throughout 1,800 square feet of living space.

The upstairs featured an open living and kitchen area, dining room, half bath, and master bedroom with a large master bath. The lower level featured two additional bedrooms, another living area and a full bath. The home also had a very large, nicely landscaped backyard, and is close to shops, restaurants, and MacArthur BART station.

Looking for a home in the Oakland area? Let me know how I can help. You can also search Oakland

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Ary Assadi and I had the pleasure of representing our seller client on the sale of a fabulous condo in the heart of Oakland's Uptown District for $500,000 ($50,000 over asking)!  A record price for the building!

If you are looking to purchase or sell a condo/loft in Oakland, now is the time. I am happy to assist buyers and sellers with navigating this outrageous real estate market!

Ken Fox, Broker Associate

Ken@EastBayModern.com | 510.999.0923

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Escape the fast Bay Area lifestyle and come home to your own private wooded retreat which is located on one of Montclair's most quiet streets. This circa 1964 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom 2333 square foot home on just over half of an acre (per tax records) has many wonderful features which include: hardwood floors, new kitchen counters, a grand wood burning fireplace, large windows, 2 master suites, a newer deck which overlooks the yard, a 2 car garage, authentic period bathrooms in fabulous condition, and the home has a desirable split level design.

Take a deep breath of fresh air with the soothing scents of the Eucalyptus trees that surround the home or pick fresh figs from the large fig tree. The home is steps from the East Bay

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Congratulations to my seller clients on closing escrow on their awesome Eichler in Rancho San Miguel - Walnut Creek for $885,000 ($55,000 over asking)!

For more information about Eichler homes in the East Bay, please look no further.  I am happy to assist buyers and sellers!

Ken Fox, Broker Associate


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Congratulations to my awesome buyer clients that just closed escrow on 2433 35th Avenue in Oakland's Allendale neighborhood for $440,000 - they were the best of 4 offers on this property.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home had been meticulously remodeled by the children of the original owner -- the home had been in the family for nearly 60 years! It features a light-filled, open layout on the main level, with 2 bedrooms upstairs and a third on the lower level. The original flooring had been refinished, kitchen and baths remodeled, and all pest and sewer lateral work had even been completed -- It doesn't get any more turnkey than this!

The home also features a spacious backyard and is convenient to local shops and public transportation in the neighborhood.

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Congratulations to the sellers of this stately Eichler home located which closed escrow at $880,000! I had the pleasure of staging, listing, and marketing this awesome property in Rancho San Miguel, Walnut Creek.

If you are looking to seller your Eichler, or just curious about the current market value, please contact me for a comparative market analysis of your home OR visit EichlerCMA.com to connect online.

Ken Fox - Broker Associate -  510.999.0923

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Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of their new home located at 1039 Brookwood Rd. in Oakland’s esteemed Trestle Glen neighborhood! Given the current competitive East Bay real estate environment this was not the first home that we made an offer on, but luckily it was the right one. This 2 bed, 1 bath, 1313sf home is just blocks from Grand Ave. and Lake Merritt. Listed at $689,000, my buyers were able to beat out the competition and now own their first home for $850,000. Another successful San Francisco to the East Bay move has been accomplished!





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