The Knoll Spring House Tour and Reception

Posted In: Berkeley, Neighborhood Events
The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association announces its 37th annyal Spring House Tour and Reception. THE KNOLL, Where Claremont and Elmwood meet.  Featuring houses by Henry H. Gutterson, Edward Seely, George T. Plowman & John Hudson Thomas, Williams & Wastell, Joseph Coward, F.E. Allen, and Louis Engler. Sunday May 6th from 1pm – 5pm. Call 510-841-2242 or visit www.berkeleyheritage.com.

New Listing: 2227 7th Street, Berkeley

Posted In: Berkeley, Listings
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Bill McDowell and Tracy Sichterman just listed this sweet 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Oceanview district of Berkeley.  Less ornate than their Victorian predecessors, Edwardian style homes suite our modern aesthetic. Circa 1908, this spacious home boasts the original details we love (wainscoting, plate rails, built-ins) without feeling fussy or dark. 4th Street shops and restaurants, public transportation, [...]

New Listing: 828 Norvell St., El Cerrito

Posted In: El Cerrito, Listings
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Rebecca Nemeth says this about her fab-u-lous El Cerrito listing: “Easy living in this clean and charming 2 bed, 1 bath cottage on a large lot surrounded by greenery. Spacious, sun-filled, private backyard ready for your garden, play space, workshop, etc. Many updates. Quiet block close to Stockton St. shops, near EC pool & community center, 6 blocks from BART.” [...]

5 Obscure Real Estate Laws

Posted In: General Real Estate News, Good ol' Fashion Humor, Uncategorized
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The March/April edition of Realtor Magazine (yes, I read this, but don’t expect you to!) featured an article that I found to be quite entertaining and wanted to share it with you. _____________________________________________________________ 1.  In an attempt to stem the problem of unwanted manure left in front of residential properties and businesses, Watertown NY is considering a law requiring horses [...]

Who’s Cooler: Oakland or San Francisco

Posted In: Alameda County, Arts and Entertainment, Community, Oakland
The Bay Area Guardian just wrote the coolest story.  It features a group of varied creative folks from all parts of Oakland.  They were each asked “Is Oakland cooler than San Francisco?  Some of the answers were fun, expressive, and surprising.  And of course, the consensus said “Hell ya.”  Here is the article, it is worth a read! http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2012/04/10/their-words-oakland-locals-weeks-guardian-cover