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This stunning loft located at 1411 Center Street #5 in Oakland just closed escrow on October 17 for $399,000.  This spacious, top-floor loft is located in the historic Rossi Cigar building, which was originally constructed in 1909 for it's original tenant, Wells Fargo.  The building, now called Cigar Factory Lofts, was converted to seven live/work lofts a couple of years ago and the units feature open floor plans, exposed brick walls and wood beams, light wells, granite/stainless kitchens, hardwood flooring, and skylights.  Congratulations to the new owner, who is thrilled to have landed a unit in this historic building.

For more info on loft and live/work living options, please contact me at 510.999.0923.

Ken Fox, Associate Broker

East Bay

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I am pleased to announce the sale this original-condition, mid-century modern gem located 1632 Green Valley Road in Danville, California for $777,605.   I had the pleasure to represent the buyers of this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2675 sqft home with detached 3-car garage, separate workshop, and wine cellar.  Inside, there's dual-pane floor to ceiling glass in almost every room, post and beam construction, radiant heating, skylights, and a separate entrance for a generous, attached in-law suite.  The grounds include a large private backyard, outdoor built-in red brick pizza oven/grill, a tiered garden perfect for a hobby wine vineyard, and generous paved areas for parking and various outdoor activities and the entire home is gorgeous

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I am pleased to announce the sale of my listing, 196 Los Cerros in the Rancho San Miguel Eichler neighborhood of Walnut Creek.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Courtyard-model was lucky enough to be owned by two thoughtful and creative gentlemen who immaculately upgraded and maintained this property over the years, keeping it's charming mid-century character.  Mr. Eichler himself would have been proud!  The escrow closed on September 21, 2012 at $690,000.

If you are thinking of selling your Eichler home, allow me market your home to the right audience, helping you to achieve proper market value.  Please call me at 510-999-0923 for a no-obligation listing consultation.  Additionally, you can request a free estimate of your home's

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I am grateful for the opportunity to have represented the buyers (and sellers of 196 Los Cerros, Walnut Creek) of a beautifully, newly constructed single-family residence located at 941 Cayuga, San Francisco in the Mission Terrace neighborhood.

The property is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, featuring two levels of living space with full basement, anchored by a Cesarstone/stainless, center island kitchen that opens to an expansive family/entertaining area with bamboo flooring throughout.  The large master suite features a spa-like bath with walk-in shower with separate whirlpool tub and full-width wall closeting.  There's even off-street parking via a separate detached garage off the private backyard, which is hard to find in San

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condo in berkeley sold by East Bay Modern Real Estate.

I had the pleasure to represent my out-of-town client in the purchase of this very stylish flat in a hip neighborhood near the campus of UC Berkeley.  Located at 2640 Warring in Berkeley, this charming 2-bedroom/1-bath condo was recently renovated and features oversized rooms, a private deck overlooking a commonly shared backyard, extra large windows, assigned storage, and 2 off-street parking spaces!

With the buyer primarily living across country, and searching for a new pad to use as a 2nd home as well as a study pad for her daughter attending UC Berkeley School of Law, "modern representation" was essential in this transaction.  After a couple of rounds of getting outbid on other condos in the area, and just when the

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I will be holding 196 Los Cerros Avenue OPEN twice this week:

Twilight Open House - Thursday, August 9, 2012 (6pm - 8pm)

Open House - Sunday, August 12, 2012 (12noon - 3pm)

Here's a highlight of some of this Eichler's cool features:

  • 38 mature Italian cypress trees outlining the property's boundaries
  • Three separate courtyards with lemon, orange, lime, redwood and olive trees
  • Event-ready outdoor kitchen with built-in gas grill and cooktop
  • Energy-efficient upgrades (Unico HVAC, Newer Foam Roof, Tankless Water Heater, Thermo pane windows, UV/Safety Film-floor to ceiling windows, insulated interior walls)
  • Stylishly updated kitchen and baths
  • Smartly expanded floor plan
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As we head into the last half of 2012, I want to provide East Bay Eichler homeowners with a mid-year summary of the market for Eichler homes in the East Bay.

A total of 15 Eichler homes were sold in the East Bay between January 1 and June 30, 2012. Sales have remained steady since the beginning of the year. The majority (7) of sales occurred in Walnut Creek where Eichlers took an average of 21 days to sell at an average sales price of $655,857 (100% of the original list price). Two Eichlers in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood were bank-owned foreclosures. The highest price paid in Walnut Creek for an Eichler home was $850,000.

Beyond Walnut Creek, there were four Eichler home sales in Castro Valley, and two sales in

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Soaring Italian cypress and fruit trees adorn the multiple, private courtyards of this corner-lot, tastefully-updated Eichler located in Walnut Creek's Rancho San Miguel neighborhood. 

This 1,748 sqft (per tax records) 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom mid-century modern home has been carefully brought into the twenty-first century with improved energy efficiency and contemporary finishes.

The lucky owners of this home will have two cooking options: (1) the expansive galley kitchen complete with full height backsplash and wine refrigeration, or (2)  the custom, built-in outdoor kitchen complete with a gas grill cooktop.

Bathrooms include sparkling floor to ceiling glass mosaic tile, beautiful fixtures, and a

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I had the pleasure of representing the owners in the sale of their charming Eichler located at 254 Los Cerros Avenue, Walnut Creek.  The transaction closed escrow on July 24, 2012, for $653,000.  This updated, 4 bedroom/2 bath, courtyard-model, located in the Rancho San Miguel Eichler development, is set on an expansive lot with a resort-like rear garden and swimming pool.

If you are thinking of selling your Eichler home, allow me market your home to the right audience, helping you to achieve proper market value.     Call me directly at 510-999-0923 for a no-obligation listing consultation.  Additionally you can request a free estimate of your home's market value by visiting www.EichlerCMA.com.

KEN FOX, Broker Associate

East Bay Modern Real Estate

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