Explore Oakland, CA

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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 10 K and the burgeoning condo and residential market.....condos within blocks of each other....ahhhh...burgeoning tech industry ...mmmmmm........one stop place with everything about Oakland...
A reality: There is crime in Oakland as with most cities. But I'm optimistic that the best  in people shall overcome. I am encouraged today by an article I saw in the Contra Costa Times about Oakland's potential against the landscape of the crime. Last week was a pivotal point in the history of O...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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The Bay area : the most diverse area in the world.  No where on the planet will you see a fusion of cultures and a mix of diverse people adapting and learning about each other's culture...It's Salsa this week, and Art shows in the same area of Oakland downtown within blocks of each other...This w...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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Come on down and see the beautiful art work August 18 on Saturday. We'd love to meet our internet fans and also show you around the area. Artists on Exhibit(Reception 6pm-8pm): Teresa Brazen Gabriela Hernandez LepeAlanna Spence Click Here to the artist's blog

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
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Oakland's Temescal District Temescal is one of my favorite East Bay neighborhoods, plus I believe it is a great place to buy real estate in this turbulent market. This district is right at the beginning of growth spurt, and it should really be hopping--culturally and economically--in the next 2-3...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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Two Oakland High Profile core downtown hotels bought by a L.A. Investment group. CIM Group( which specializes in Urban areas such as San Diego, San Jose and Los Angeles) paid 66 Million for the Courtyard Hotel and for the downtonw Oakland Marriot Hotel. Major upgrades and new retail outlets are e...
Helping Others Get Ready to Start School Beyond being ready to take notes and work hard, Project Ready to Learn strives to make sure every student feels accepted and that they belong on the first day of school. Project Ready to Learn is a community drive collecting new school supplies and cash to...
Here are some things to keep in mind when you buy condos and lofts in California. The marketing agent in many condominiums represent the fiduciary interest of the Seller. It's important for you to have an agent which represents your interests at the negotiation phase. And this phase starts surpri...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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A few reasons which indicate more growth in Oakland. Get in now while the market is cool. Think long term. In about 3-5 years you'll be kicking yourself if you didn't invest in Oakland. 1) Grocery chains are venturing into the area. 2) Oakland's commercial space occupancy is on the rise. 3) Plans...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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Former Mayor Jerry Brown initiated the 10K program during his term with the goal of  bringing 10,000 new residents to downton Oakland. It is working. The growth has been phenomenal and more growth will occur. As in life,there are pains associated with growth. Some had predicted that the poor woul...

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
(Lawton Associates / www.LawtonAssociates.com)
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The modern homebuyer can often be conflicted when buying a new home about increasing their "carbon footprint." But, there are many solutions to investing in your personal future, as well as the future of the planet. One solution is to invest in newer buildings built to advanced green standards. G...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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Major Story Breaking! Keep your eye on this. Chinatowns are posed to become a hotbed of development activity. In downtown Oakland's epicenter(no pun intended) is a market called SWAN's which was recently purchased and developed by an Asian conglomerate. Oakland has a thriving China Town which thu...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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Just about every morning you'll find people at the Bay Area Rapid Train Station(called BART) giving out different freebies such as: new coffee drinks, candies, newspapers, gift cards etc. Why? The bay area is one of the hottest marketing test markets because of the diversity here in age, gender, ...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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There's something about this chair which drew me into the store...she has so many unique finds. The store is bright, fun and clean...You could stay there all afternoon.

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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This store is right across the street from one of my office locations which I'll show you in a few. The proprietor who is there daily was gracious. I'll show a picture of her in my next post. But this store is so lovely; it brings back memories of the 50's and beyond. As your eyes dance over the ...

By Michael Kelsaw, Broker/Notary
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On my tour of Oakland I was trying to find some businesses which were not restaurant related to share with my friends so you can continue to get a flavor of the area within blocks of the central location where many of the condominiums and loft are. I found one interesting shop with these wooden r...

By Mary Smartt, Smartt Moves with Mary Smartt
(Lawton Associates / www.LawtonAssociates.com)
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Neighborhood Focus--Maxwell Park Looking at the market these days, I am seeing more and more great deals in the Maxwell Park section of Oakland, which is one of the most on-the-rise sections of this town.Maxwell Park was created in the 1920s and is generally situated along the western side of the...
Beautiful sculptures leading up to the front door of City Walk...this is a serene place in the middle of the city....The Tao of Oakland.Stay Tuned...For now I want to thank all of you for your comments and for the most recent comment on how to boost my score(love ya) . Oakland is the way. Right n...
As you can see I'm building the blog...I'm excited about Oakland and I'm excited about hearing from you. I'm getting my thoughts together for a soulful message on where I'm at with Oakland. Please continue to comment and I'll be posting a message to you...Let me think about this while I'm gatheri...
The new Temptations performing in the beautiful City Center square right across from my office and within walking distance to gorgeous condominiums and lofts....These guys sounded just like the temptations. And there wasn't a still person in the courtyard. People were moving with the music. And i...

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