All Blog Entries by Mark Fleckles

Found 23 blog entries published by Mark Fleckles.

Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.

As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it may sit on the market. But price it too low and you may be losing out on a good chunk of money (nobody wants that!). For buyers, it’s important to know a home’s worth before you make an offer. You want your offer to be competitive, but you don’t want to overpay for the property.

Even if you’re not a buyer or seller right now, as a current homeowner you might just be curious about the value of your

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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. 

Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in the near future) so they can factor renovation costs into their overall budget.

Even if you have no immediate plans to buy or sell, we advise our clients to be thoughtful about the colors, materials, and finishes they select when planning a remodel. Making over-personalized or unpopular design choices could hurt a home’s value when it does come time to sell. And selecting out-of-style or

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Congratulations to my client on the sale of this delightful mid-century condo at the highly desirable 1 Kelton Court. Steps to award-winning Piedmont Avenue shops and restaurants including Piedmont Grocery, Fenton's Creamery, and Commis.

I listed and sold this home after only 10 days on the market with multiple offers and over the asking price!

Contact me today at 510-967-6169 to find out how I can provide the same high level of service and outstanding results for you!

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As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE

The value of real estate will continue to rise. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.[1]  While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, the combination of a strong economy, low unemployment, and a lack of inventory in

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Just in time for the holidays! Imagine yourself in this delightful mid-century 1-bedroom condo at the highly desirable 1 Kelton Court. Steps to award-winning Piedmont Avenue shops and restaurants (96 walk score!!) including Piedmont Grocery, Chow Oakland, and Commis. Easy commute to downtown Oakland or San Francisco via bus, BART, or casual carpool. Yet tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac.

Relax and gaze out floor-to-ceiling glass windows to the treetops. Or enjoy a quiet cup of coffee or tea while reading a book on the full-length balcony connecting the living room and bedroom. Key features include an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room, updated bathroom, and large walk-in closet. Newer paint and COREtec laminated flooring

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Congratulations to my happy client who just purchased this delightful house in Fremont’s Canyon Heights neighborhood! His wish-list was for an updated home with original charm plus plenty of backyard space. I found this house on our very first weekend of house shopping and it totally fit the bill!

Contact me today at 510-967-6169 to find out how I can help you find your dream home!

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It was my pleasure to help the sellers of this one-of-a-kind Fairview property prepare, stage, and sell their home of more than 30 years. Designed and built by violin maker and local music teacher Jack Williamson, this residence was envisioned for playing chamber music and Jack’s violin workshop. The builder's attention to detail was highlighted in our marketing campaign from the custom built-ins to the beautiful clear heart redwood walls and hemlock ceilings throughout.

The home sold after only 12 days on the market with multiple offers and $76,000 over the asking price!

Contact me today at 510-967-6169 to find out how I can provide the same high level of service and outstanding results for you!

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Have you experienced being outbid on a really great property? Here is an opportunity to purchase this updated 1 bedroom Oakland condo with no bidding or guessing about the price

1 Kelton Ct. #6L is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac yet just steps to bustling Piedmont Ave. shops and restaurants. Easy commute to downtown Oakland or San Francisco. 96 walk score! This condo has a recently remodeled kitchen with new cabinetry, quartz counter-tops, built-in water filtration system, and stainless-steel appliances. Large walk-in closet and fully remodeled bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows frame picture perfect views of the Oakland hills from inside or outside on the full-length balcony. Well funded HOA with earthquake insurance included in

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Congratulations to my first-time buyer clients who just closed escrow on this lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,261 square foot condo.

Located in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood just a short walk from Lakeside Park and the shores of Lake Merritt. This spacious home features a cozy fireplace, light and bright balcony with tree top views, en-suite master bedroom with large walk-in closet, one car enclosed parking, all within a secured building in a terrific walkable location.

I’m delighted to have helped make their dreams of home ownership a reality!

Call me today at 510-967-6169 and I can do the same for you!

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