August 2016

Found 5 blog entries for August 2016.



Finding a cost-effective and buildable lot in the more established East Bay neighborhoods of the Berkeley and Oakland Hills can be a daunting if not impossible task. And finding such a lot is only half the battle. The rigorous and costly due diligence process most often includes geotechnical surveying, civil and structural engineering, city planning and permitting, architectural studies and design, just to name a few.

On rare occasions buyers are presented with the perfect opportunity to purchase land where all of these requirements have already been addressed. The three lots located on 6568, 6588, and 6598 Exeter Dr. in the Montclair Hills present you such an opportunity! Whether you are an investor or developer or a buyer looking to build your

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Located in the very sought after West Oakland neighborhood, 892 20th St is part of a 16 unit subdivision that was built in 2008 and converted earlier this year into single row homes. in a competitive East Bay market, it was great to find a home that wasn't part of the current bidding war that seems to be quite common in Oakland right now!

My first time buyer was looking for a place close to public transportation with the ability to rent out one of her rooms. This newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse, close to BART and the trans bay bus fit the bill! All new appliances, a great outdoor patio and a garage in a gated community closed the deal!

Congratulations to my first time buyer! 

If you are looking to buy a home or investment

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It's always exciting handing over house keys to your first time home buyers. Although we encountered many delays to closing this sale due to numerous required City permitting re-inspections, the sale finally closed just in time when my client had to vacate her current rental. The home was listed for $599,999 and our offer prevailed in a mutliple offer situation at $715,000. The best part is that absolutely everything on this home has been remodeled, from bathrooms to the kitchen, foundation and roof, and even the siding and the plumbing. With an oversized yard and large garage, this home is truly a rare find in Oakland's Fruitvale district. Now that the anxiety and wait is over, best wishes go out to my client on this new chapter in her life!

Ary Assadi

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Here is the list of properties sold in July 2016.  51 properties were sold in July 2016, compared to 74 in July 2015.  Currently 69 properties are pending and we have 50 active listings.

There are still many properties sold way above their listing price. Only two properties were sold slightly below asking price. Sigh....

A few properties hit above $1,000/sq ft. Wow. But don't be discouraged!  Current interest rates are very attractive and you are sure to lower your monthly payment.

Happy House Hunting!


Address Unit LP Sold Price Pirce Change % DOM Sale $/SqFt
2830 MABEL ST   $499,000 $729,000 46.09% 14 $876
1701 FAIRVIEW ST   $500,000
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HEY CHICKEN LITTLES, what are you wating for?




The Sky is NOT falling and NEITHER are prices in the East Bay!


Recently there has been chatter about the market slowing down, prices leveling off and on and on….well it just ain’t true for the East Bay.


2016 started out just as hot as ever and now with the completion of the second quarter here are more record breaking statistics for sales in Alameda and Contra Costa County:


  • Highest median sale price in… (up 5% over last year first quarter)
    • The East Bay*: $725,000
    • Berkeley: $1,200,000
    • El Cerrito: $800,000
    • Emeryville: $875,000
    • Oakland: $700,000
  • Highest average price over list price in…
    • Berkeley: 22%
    • Kensington: 19%
    • Oakland: 15%
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