I recently represented my first-time buyers (who had just moved here from New York) on their purchase of 2188 Ransom Avenue in Oakland, which closed escrow for $355,000. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home had recently been fully remodeled and had three offers on its first day on the market! It sits across the street from a park and has great views of San Francisco from the living room.
If you're looking to purchase in the Oakland area, I'd be happy to help. Please contact me anytime at Matt@EastBayModern.com or 510.604.8000.