February 2016

Found 8 blog entries for February 2016.

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200Second-210.com

Live in sophisticated urban luxury in this immaculately maintained, light-filled one bedroom condo in the heart of the Jack London/Waterfront District of Oakland!

With 759 square feet (per tax records) of efficient living space, the unit features a pristine, designer Studio Becker kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, a gas range and breakfast bar open to the expansive living space. Enjoy sunny urban views through full-height, functioning, double pane windows & step out on your own balcony off the living room!  There's even a separate bonus room with glass sliding dividers-perfect for an office!

The cozy bedroom has a large closet and great windows and the bath features ceramic tile,

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Although 2016 has had a very rocky start in regard to the stock market, very few people had projected that mortgage rates would be at, or below their lows of 2015. I’ve received several inquiries from clients who are surprised that rates are so low, especially since the Federal Reserve recently decided to raise the short-term key interest rate for the first time in almost 10 years! Yet instead of rising, mortgage rates have been consistently falling since the Fed’s recent actions.

 

This can be heavily attributed to the dismal start to the year in the US stock market. Since more and more investors have been fleeing the market or simply hedging some of their losses by purchasing fixed-yield investments, i.e. bonds,

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Congratulations to our first-time buyers that just closed escrow on their great new home at 3689 Lily Street in Oakland for $805,000!

The Home

This 1,629 square foot home featured 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, as well as an additional in-law unit on the lower level. It had a great drought-tolerant garden, updated kitchen and baths, and a bright, open layout. Our buyers fell in love with the great views from the living area and back deck, which included a wide expanse of the bay, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges.

The Neighborhood

3689 Lily Street is located in Oakland's great Laurel District, an area that has seen a huge uptick in popularity in the last few years. Our buyers loved the balance of an intimate neighborhood feel,

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Jack London Square

Unit #507 is hip, sophisticated, and ready to move in! This stunning, light-filled unit features an open layout, high ceilings and industrial finishes throughout.

With a fresh coat of modern paint and updated carpet in the bedroom, you’re all set to start enjoying life in Jack London Square. The unit is an open 924 square feet, with one bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, large master closet with Elfa shelving, washer and dryer, and ample storage. It also includes a deeded parking spot. Well-maintained building features observation deck and gym.
 

Open Houses

Feb 21 from 2-4PM & Feb 28 from 2-4PM

For more details and photos, visit 2014th507.com.

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Congratulations to our buyers that just closed escrow on this stunning tudor in Oakland's beautiful Oakmore neighborhood for $1,225,000!

The House

3951 Oakmore Road is an amazing property, starting from the great curb appeal and original character. It featured 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths spread across 2,320 square feet. A fully-finished basement with laundry, two bonus rooms, and a bathroom was a great addition as well.

One of our favorite features of this property was the beautiful, wooded lot. Backing up to Sausal Creek, the lot was incredibly private and is an ideal escape after a long day. Multiple decks and patios make it easy to enjoy the ambiance of the home.

Our buyers were selected out of 9 offers, and this was the first home they

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2748SanCarlos.com

Just in time for spring, experience California indoor/outdoor living in this updated, turnkey 1,965 sqft (public records) Eichler home in the Rancho San Miguel. With 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a bonus family room, this open-floor plan Eichler boasts a sunny and bright ambiance with clean, modern design.

Entering the home through the private landscaped front courtyard, architectural exterior skylights and clerestory windows usher in the sun filling the entryway with light. Characteristic mid-century post+beam design allows for a central, high-pitched ceiling running the entire span of the family areas making living and entertaining a completely open experience.

The perfectly sized 8,470 sqft (public records)

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Much has been written this past year about Oakland and the East Bay.   Last month, the New York Times released a list of their top 52 places to visit in 2016 and The East Bay came in at number 39. From Oakland’s new restaurants to the urban wineries, there’s something for everyone to do and experience!  

The article also mentions the Brooklyn Basin project, which is coming along nicely.  Check out photos and videos of the project here. The Brooklyn Basin website also features an interactive map that shows the marina, trails, restaurants, commercial space, and planned residences.

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The City of Oakland is sponsoring the  Our City: Oakland Fair, an outdoor event designed to celebrate culture, innovation and civic engagement. There will be 11 interactive displays. Come out to play this week at Frank Ogawa Plaza. February 4, 5 and 6.

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