September 2015

Found 21 blog entries for September 2015.



Congratulations to my buyer that just closed escrow on a great condo located at 585 9th Street in Oakland for $515,000!

The Condo

This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo was in Oakland's Market Square building. The unit featured a light-filled and open layout, two balconies, and had been very well-maintained by the previous owner. It had stainless-steel appliances, a spacious bath, and hardwood floors throughout.

The Building

Market Square was constructed in 2009 and features both traditional condos and loft-style units, as well as great amenities including a rooftop deck, sauna, gym, and business center.

The Neighborhood

You can't beat the location -- you're just steps away from restaurants, shops, the 12th Street BART station, and more, which was

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Looking to learn more about one of Oakland's hippest neighborhoods? Or maybe you're just a foodie that's always looking to try something new?

A great option is the Taste of Temescal event, being held on Sunday, October 6th at 6 PM. 

This is a very popular fall event in the neighborhood, which includes many participating restaurants along Telegraph Avenue, Shattuck Avenue, and Temescal Alley. Choose from a great variety of food and drinks, as well as enjoy live music and prizes.

Tickets are $30 and proceeds go to Oakland Schools and other non-profits. Since only 400 tickets are sold, it's essential that you get your tickets before they sell out!

You can find more details about the event at the following link, which includes a list of participating

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Light, bright, super hip, upper floor loft on the border of Oakland & Emeryville, just blocks from the Bay Bridge and BART. Don't miss this opportunity at home ownership in West Oakland's desirable Dogtown district.

Asking $450,000

Open House: Saturday & Sunday October 3 & 4, 1-4pm & October 11, 1-4pm.

For more information contact:
Ary Assadi 415-216-5653
East Bay Modern

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Welcome to the Park Webster Condominiums located in the heart of Alameda's bustling downtown and literally next to Crab Cove beach and park. This newly updated, 2nd floor, 1BD/1BA condo is move-in ready!

Open House - Sunday October 4 & 11 from 1-4 pm

For more information contact: Ary Assadi at 415-216-5653

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Oakland Parks and Recreation Department has a Community Garden Program that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to grow organic food and flowers in the 16 locations throughout the City. Plots are available on a first come first save basis. Each garden is different in size and style but the same in spirit, growing what nurtures our souls and bodies.

And while we are talking gardening, check out the Edible Gardening Demonstrations at Lake Merritt which feature a variety of programs, including the Cambodian Women’s Garden Group and The People’s Victory Garden.








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Congratulations to my buyers for getting this lovely 2bed/2bath condo in Pacheco for $285,000!  It's hard to believe that you can still get a 2-bedroom condo in Bay Area under $300K.   They were among 6 offers but their strong offer price with solid terms and conditions made them to be the winners. 

Whether you are looking to buy $300K or $3M home, I will work with you to get your home with minimum stress and maximum happiness. 

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When representing clients with the sale of their property I'm often asked about the importance and even necessity of staging the property and employing professional photography. While both of these services come at an additional cost, my answer is usually a resounding YES, it is important! Here are 3 of the main reasons why:

1-   The National Association of Realtors reports that the price reduction for homes that are not staged can be anywhere from 10%-20%. In other words your home is likely to sell for substantially more if it is staged.

2-   Homes that are staged stay on the market for a significantly less amount of time than those that are not. On average 23 days or less!

3-   Now if you're going to spend the money

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Walk Oakland Bike Oakland has organized Love Our Lake Day. This event is modeled after an initiative in Bogota, Columbia, which has spread throughout the world.  Come check out the community events and performances in the city streets which are closed to traffic for the day.  It's this Sunday from 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.



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Congratulations to our sellers that just closed escrow on the sale of their home at 1213 Promenade Street in Hercules.

This 2 bedroom, 3 bath home had a great, open layout spread across 2,483 square feet. Built in 2003, it had been flawlessly maintained by the original owners. It was located in a charming waterfront neighborhood within a short distance of parks, schools, and shopping.

The property was very well-received and we accepted an offer of $610,000 ($35,000 over asking price) after only being on the market for 5 days!

We wish our awesome sellers the best with their future plans!

If you're looking to sell your home here in the East Bay, please allow Peter Ashbaugh and myself to help. We strive to make the process as

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  • Courtyard Level (3rd Floor), End-Unit w/ Large Private Patio
  • 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath
  • Large Bedroom with Custom Sliding Glass Door Company closet
  • Power-Operated Window Shades
  • Custom Built-In Shelving
  • In-Unit Washer + Dryer
  • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Range, & Granite Counters
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Central Forced-Air A/C and Heating
  • CAT 5 - High-Speed Internet Service
  • 1 - Deeded Garage Parking Space
  • Community Fitness Center on 3rd Floor
  • Open-Air Central Landscaped Common Courtyard w/ BBQ
  • Secured Building Entry

Jack London/Waterfront District

  • Highly-Rated Restaurants - Chop Bar, Lungomare, Bocanova, Forge, Haven, Nido & More...
  • Hip Coffee Roasters - Blue
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