Rally for Laurie Capitelli, Marin Circle, Berkeley

Posted In: Berkeley, For the Heck of It
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Yesterday some fellow “Oakies,” as we call ourselves (people who work for Red Oak Realty), and I met at Marin Circle in Berkeley to show our support for our Broker, Laurie Capitelli, who happens to be running for re-election in Berkeley’s City Council District #5. We, along with some good ‘ol tummy warming Peet’s, met at the circle at 7:30am [...]

Top 10 WORST Halloween Treats

Posted In: Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids
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Is this your first Halloween in your new digs? Well, here is a list of what NOT to hand out: 1) Toothbrushes Dentists and orthodontists should not be allowed to celebrate Halloween if they’re going to get all tooth doctory on us. Do not bring your work home with you, folks! We all have a personal responsibility to brush, and [...]

Homes Sold Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito Aug 04-Aug 08

Posted In: Local Market Statistics, Neighborhoods
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Home sales in the East Bay and Bay Area, including Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito and surrounding areas have seen a dramatic decline over the past four years. However, since February of this year, sales have begun to gradually increase. Those areas hit hardest by foreclosures are the same areas seeing the largest increase in sales. Currently median home values are [...]

Need a chimney cleaning?

Posted In: Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Neighborhood Businesses
(sing to the tune of the Calomine Lotion jingle) “Icky, sticky, drippy, crusty…oh I see that shiny stuff-y!” (end song) You know what I am talking about, right? Huh? CREOSOTE! That black stuff that sticks to the inside of your chimney. The stuff that, when you open your flue, sometimes trickles down in a fine, powdery substance. Did you know [...]