All Blog Entries by Mark Fleckles

Found 10 blog entries published by Mark Fleckles.

4 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 1,725 SQF | $653,000

Congratulations to my clients who just closed escrow on this spacious 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,725 square foot home in Oakland’s Bella Vista neighborhood.

This fixer-upper is exactly what my clients were looking for and they can’t wait to restore and bring back its 1920’s period charm. I’m excited to see the before and after!

Call me today to find out how I can help you find your ideal home!

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Congratulations to my first-time buyer who just closed escrow on this immaculately remodeled 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 720 square foot condo!

Located near Oakland's vibrant Piedmont Avenue, the unit features a large open airy living room, updated kitchen, light and bright balcony with tree top views and peeks of the Bay, bedroom with walk-in closet, 1 car enclosed parking, all within a secured building in a terrific walkable location.

My client has been living with family nearby and I’m delighted to have helped make her dreams of home ownership a reality!

Call me today to find out how I can do the same for you!

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Congratulations to my first-time buyer who just closed escrow on this charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 936 square foot condo!

Located in Oakland's Rose Garden neighborhood, the unit features a large open living room, separate dining area, light and airy balcony with peeks of Mt Tam, bedroom with walk-in closet, 1 car enclosed parking, all within a secured building in a terrific location.

My client was already renting in the building and I was thrilled to help make her dreams of home ownership a reality!

Call me today to find out how I can do the same for you.

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Photo credit: Dogster

Wondering where to take your four-legged best friend? Here are a few of my favorite dog spots in the East Bay:

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

2701 Isabel Street, Richmond

Located along Richmond’s shoreline at the west end of Central Avenue, this 23-acre park allows dogs to be off leash (as long as they are under voice control). With beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin, and the Bay, a day out in this park is enjoyable for dogs and their humans. In additional to miles of trails, you can pamper your pooch at Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub located within the park. There are self-service and full-service dog baths plus a retail shop stocked with toys, treats, and supplies. And the café next door is a great place to

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Congratulations to my buyer who just closed escrow on this adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 986 square foot split level home in Chabot Park!

This property was a probate sale and needed some updating. But my client is excited for the improvement projects ahead and opportunity to make it his own. With the help of his flexibility and patience, I was able to guide him through the probate process to successfully purchase this home under list price in the East Oakland Hills!

Call me to find out how I can make your home ownership dreams a reality.

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Photo credit: Oakland Museum of California

Bargain hunters and collectors, mark your calendars for this unique East Bay tradition! The White Elephant Sale is like a mega garage sale on steroids. With sale proceeds benefiting the Oakland Museum of California.

Held each year in a large Oakland warehouse, the sale is organized by departments and staffed with a legion of Oakland Museum Women's Board volunteers to assist with your purchases. There is even a shopping map!

Savvy shoppers hit the preview sale this Sunday, January 29th from 10am-4pm. Lines form at the entrance so it's best to arrive early and get a good spot. Preview sale tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Oakland Museum of California. Admission is free on the

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Check out this unique competition featuring a fun twist on the traditional storybook gingerbread house. These talented bakers with a passion for mid century architecture put together some tasty looking modernist gingerbread creations.

The winning entries can be found here:

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Photo Credit: Oakland Zoo

Looking for some night-time sparkle? Here are a few of my favorite East Bay holiday light displays not to be missed:

Oakland Zoo Lights

Each year hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights transform the Oakland Zoo into a fun-filled explosion of light, full of glowing animal structures and strings of colorful holiday lights. The light show is entertaining not only for young children but the entire family. The Outback Express Adventure train ride is sure to inspire its passengers on a dark winter's night.

Zoo Lights runs December 2, 2016 to January 1, 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm weather permitting (closed December 24 & 25).

Check out the Oakland Zoo Lights website for tickets and more information.

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My clients who are new to the East Bay frequently ask me about commuting options. While BART is usually top of mind for new residents, there are plenty of other options available to the well-informed commuter:

  1. AC Transit buses run throughout the East Bay. Service includes local and express buses as well as Trans-Bay service to downtown San Francisco from several East Bay cities including Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Alameda (just to name a few). More information including routes, pricing, and schedules can be found on AC Transit's website.
  2. Casual Carpool is a series of designated spots throughout the East Bay where drivers stop and pick-up riders to form a carpool. In the East Bay it takes 3 or more people in a car to use the carpool
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Congratulations to my first-time buyers who just closed escrow on this gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,250 sqaure foot West Oakland townhouse!

Built in 2008 and freshly renovated, my clients got a great deal in a prime location just blocks from Downtown Oakland, BART, and freeways. This townhouse features large windows, high ceilings, tons of natural light, updated kitchen, 1 car attached garage, all within a gated complex.

There are still units left! Fixed prices and NO BIDDING! What are you waiting for? Call me!

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