A Bay View from a Berkeley Point of View As the story goes, in 1866 a trustee from the College of California stood on a precipice overlooking the Bay and recited a few lines from the poetry of George Berkeley, “Westward, the course of the empire takes its way.”  And so Berkeley was born.That’s th...
The Derby House1225 Derby Street, Berkeley On a quiet tree-lined street in central Berkeley, a special two-story Craftsman house welcomes your home.The front porch of 1225 Derby Street says “come on in.” Inside, there are all the period details … fireplace, built-ins … that make it feel like home...
Time was when a home in the East Bay Hills was everyone’s dream …. Away from traffic, close to nature, with views of the Hills or Bay. Well, put your bucolic dreams away. The Millennials are here. And for these 20 to 30-year olds, their dream house is a house in the Berkeley or Oakland “Flats” … ...
4154 Manila Avenue - Oakland, CAToday so many San Franciscans are finding a new home in Temescal. And no wonder.  Temescal, with its gritty, urban, artsy feeling, has the sun, close-knit neighborhoods, and a faster connection to downtown San Francisco than most places in San Francisco.On Manila A...
The "Art" of Prepping a Home for Sale It’s no secret that 95% of all homes for sale in Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda are staged to sell these days.And no wonder.  Sellers  have figured out that investing $10,000 to $20,000 in “prepping” and staging a home yields big returns in the Sale Price in o...
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN THE EAST BAY: HAVE YOU MISSED THE BOAT? A lot of Buyer and Investor Clients of mine have asked me lately if it’s too late to buy a house …or invest in real estate in the East Bay.See what homes are for sale now in BerkeleySee what homes are for sale now in Oakland In a w...
5239 Boyd Avenue - Oakland, CA Rockridge Artist CompoundJust 3 blocks down from College Ave, on one of Rockridge’s favorite streets, you’ll find this charming Artist Compound at 5239 Boyd Avenue“Artist” is a term we use loosely these days.  For this compound can be configured a number of ways dep...
Wherever you look in the Bay Area, it would be hard to find a newer home, grand in scale, in a small town neighborhood, close to coffee and yet 2 minutes to Jack London Square, 5 minutes to the Beach and 20 minutes to downtown San Francisco. See what homes are for sale now in BerkeleySee what hom...
NORTH OAKLAND THE HAPPENING PLACE. About 5 or 6 years ago, a local developer penned the name, NOBE, to the North Oakland/Berkeley neighborhood below Alcatraz to West Oakland.Ever since then, there’s been a deluge of Buyers, many from the City, wanting to make a home here. And no wonder.  NOBE has...
When I was  in New York a couple  years ago, I noticed how everyone seemed to be moving to Brooklyn.  Besides Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, there were all these neighborhoods I never heard of like Greenpoint and Clinton Hill.  And prices in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope had almost reached Ma...

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