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REAL ESTATE RECOVERY IN EMERYVILLE, CA CONDO MARKET REPORT The condo market in Emeryville at the end of June 2011 is better than the market was a year ago. There were 15 units sold in June 2011, versus June 2010 when only 11 units were sold. Based on the statistics below, the Emeryville Condo Market looks to be on its way to a recovery.
Pending condos statistics are even better. In June 2010, only 9 units were under contract, while in June 2011 there were 16 units under contract. (13 comments)
DOCUSIGN: Raved about it, and ranted when banks didn't. - 07/28/11 07:26 PM
Pacita Dimacali posted about DocuSign for which she was an early adopter and advocate. She convinced her formed Broker to adopt DocuSign for the whole office. Since I still work for that Broker, I thank her for her insistance that we must have DocuSign. Most of the agents in the office are grateful for DocuSign and know we have it because of Pacita. Thanks Pacita.
Via Pacita Dimacali - ePRO, SRES, CDPE, Alain Pinel in Northern California (Alain Pinel): So long ago.... I can't even remember how long ago I've been using Docusign. But I will take credit for being the first (3 comments)
ALAMEDA STARLIGHT MOVIE IN THE PARK - NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. The Alameda Recreation and Park Department will hold the Alameda Starlight Movie in the Park - Night at the Museum on Friday, July 29 at Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, 1101 West Redline Avenue in Alameda.
Enjoy the family movie, Night at the Museum, under the stars at Alameda Point. Box dinners are available for $5 if pre-ordered a week before the show. Pre-show festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Alameda Point Multipurpose Field, (2 comments)
ALAMEDA PARKS - RITTLER PARK. Rittler Park was the first park on the new South Shore development. South Shore was a 390 acre bay fill development in 1950s. The Park was an important part of the development and was in keeping with developments in the 1950s. The land was level, with a few scattered trees near two schools, just like other parks of that era.
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The park was named in honor of the city's 91 year old former athletic director and superintendent of recreation, Otto Rittler. The (5 comments)
WHY I CHOSE REAL ESTATE. Being a Realtor was not my dream from the time I was a baby in my Mom's arms. In fact, I stumbled on real estate after many years of volunteering.
After my husband completed graduate school and our baby was born, we moved to Alameda. My husband and I decided that I should stay home and raise our daughter. Since I am definitely not a stay at home Mom, I looked for places to volunteer. Happily, my (13 comments)
ALAMEDA PARKS - WOODSTOCK PARK. Woodstock Park is in the midst of the pioneer village of Woodstock. The Park occupies the site of a Victorian Mansion. The park was developed in stages and finally completed in 1970s
The town of Woodstock was developed when A. J. Cohen's San Francisco & Alameda Railroad was built in 1864. One of the residents of the area, Thomas Davenport settled in Woodstock. He built a big house and leased some of the land for farming. One of his tenants was Jack London's father. As a (0 comments)
ALAMEDA PARKS - GODFREY PARK. Godfrey Park is located in one of the oldest neighborhood on Bay Farm Island. Bay Farm Island was settled in the 1850 and for many years the land was used for agricultural purposes. Most of Bay Farm Island was marsh land, but after the 1920s the land near Bay Farm was filled to accommodate the Oakland Airport and the fairway of the Alameda Golf Course. After the golf course was built houses were developed on the old farm lands. In the 1920 the entire population of Bay Farm Island was (0 comments)
DOCUSIGN THE ANSWER TO MY CLIENT'S PRAYERS A customer emailed me about a property my office had on the market and which he was very interested in. The house was a very nice one level home on the lagoon and the price was at market rate. He had seen the pictures on line and asked for any disclosure that were available. I emailed the disclosures and other information I had about the property to him.
He subsequently emailed me that he would not be able to see the house because he was (12 comments)
CHANGE TO ACTIVERAIN IMAGE INSERT - HELP I just inserted a picture into a blog and I noticed a change in the Image Insert form(?).
When you tap "Advanced" this is what you get.
Since I am not a techie, I am asking what this new screen feature means and what it could possibly be for? Help, Craig.
I can think of lots of reasons why the new screen would be added. Like if you have a mouse picture you want to position above or out (19 comments)
3 out of 5 short sales in California close.....it could be better, but how do we fix the system? - 07/18/11 07:01 PM
Pacita: Good information. I didn't read this article in the Real Estate Mag so I appreciate your summarizing it. I am reblogging this post. Take care and hope to see you when Michael does his Mojitos at Angela's July 25th. Take care. Via Pacita Dimacali - ePRO, SRES, CDPE, Alain Pinel in Northern California (Alain Pinel): The latest issue of Real Estate Magazine of the California Association of REALTORS show In 2010, 20% of home sales in California involved short sales This number is expected to increase in 2011 and 2012 3 out of 5 short sale transactions close (per a survey of (2 comments)
ALAMEDA WALKS - CRAB COVE. The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department sponsors ALAMEDA WALKS a program started in 2003. According to Patrick Russi, Recreation Supervisor, the goal of Alameda Walks was to get people out of their homes on Saturday mornings for a little exercise and a chance to learn a little about the city of Alameda.
Alameda Walks - Crab Cove will meet at the Visitor Center at 1252 McKay Avenue in Alameda at 9am on Saturday, July 16, 2011. An East Bay Regional Park District naturalist will be the leader for (4 comments)
ALAMEDA PARKS - GODFREY PARK Godfrey Park is located in one of the oldest neighborhood on Bay Farm Island. It was opened in 1945. Bay Farm Island was settled in the 1850 and for many yeas the land was used for agricultural purposes. Most of Bay Farm Island was marsh land, but after the 1920s the land near Bay Farm was filled to accommodate the Oakland Airport and the fairway of the Alameda Golf Course. After the gold course was built subdivisions were developed on the old farm lands. In the 1920 the entire population (7 comments)
BRING LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LAB TO ALAMEDA Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is looking for a second home. Many cities are vying to host the Lab, but it now appears that the race is down to two cities, Richmond and Alameda.
Alameda's proposal was presented listing several of Alameda's assets including great services, ample green power, accessibility and views. The proposal also mentioned unique lunchtime options, a food court made out of food trucks. Alameda has also sweetened the deal by offering LBNL the land at Alameda Point for free.
ALAMEDA'S ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS' FOURTH OF JULY Well, the Alameda Association of Realtors' entry in the 4th of July parade acquitted itself adequately. What we lacked in volume and numbers we made up for in spirit. Some of our members who failed to appear did make our task harder. But those individuals, I think of them as members of our fine feathered fowl friends, are probably cursing themselves for not participating.
Some of the more optimistic of us thought we were a cinch to win the prestigious Mayor's Award. I wasn't sure (5 comments)
ALAMEDA WALKS - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AND WOODSTOCK PARK. The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department sponsors ALAMEDA WALKS a program started in 2003. According to Patrick Russi, Recreation Supervisor, the goal was to get people out of their homes on Saturday mornings for a little exercise and a chance to learn a little about the city of Alameda.
Alameda Walks - Boys & Girls Club and Woodstock Park. The July 9 walk will start at 9 am and will feature a tour of Woodstock Park and (4 comments)
ALAMEDA WEEKEND EVENTS This weekend there are many fund events. Starting in the evening of Friday, July 8th, the monthly East Bay Bike Party: Monochromatic Ride will meet for their Bike Party starting at Lake Merritt BART station. This month the theme is monochromatic color. Everyone is to have their bike, themselves and their clothing match using a single color.
MAP OF THE JULY EAST BAY BIKE PARTY: MONOCHROMATIC RIDE
Another fun event this evening is the Concerts at the Cove outdoor free summer concert series. Tonight Foreverland, a 14 piece Michael Jackson Tribute (4 comments)
USS HORNET CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY The USS Hornet will be hosting a 4th of July celebration starting at 1 pm and going to 9 pm on the many decks of the historic aircraft carrier. This event is for the whole family to enjoy. There will be carnival games, a bounce house for the kids and a live concert that runs from 2 pm to 9 pm. After the concert, guests are invited to remain on board and enjoy a view of Bay Area fireworks from the flight deck.
ALAMEDA FOURTH OF JULY PARADE I love a parade, especially the Alameda Fourth of July Parade.
The 36th Mayor's 4th of July Parade will feature more bands, an USS Hornet entry, drill teams and as many as 10 gorgeous equestrian entries. This year the parade committee expects more than 50,000 parade viewers.
The Grand Marshal is former Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker who is a long-time Alameda resident.
A particularly important entry in the parade is the Alameda Board of Realtors, who will feature a real estate sign (8 comments)
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