Hiring A Contractor? Read This.

Posted In: For Buyers, For Sellers, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance
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Have you ever been put into that awkward situation where your clients have hired someone who is an expert in their field, and the information they are providing is just plain wrong?  I was recently showing property to some buyers who brought their contractor along to look at the kitchen.  We were looking at the stove, and the contractor made [...]

Bringing Me To The Board

Posted In: Berkeley, General Real Estate News
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I am super excited to announce that I have been added to the Berkeley Association Board Of Directors for the upcoming 2013-2014 year.  I am very excited to be a part of such an extraordinary group of talented Realtors.  Looking forward to what is to come in the next two years. 2013 Slate of Officers and Directors of the Berkeley [...]

El Cerrito Recycling Center

Posted In: Community, El Cerrito, Green Living, Home Improvement
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Ok, I know I posted about this before, but I just went again and I have to give a shout-out to how COOL the El Cerrito Recycling Center is. RECYCLE IT: Bricks, exercise equipment, batteries, oil, medicine, e-waste, aluminum windows…and on and on and on… DONATE IT: Goodwill truck hangs out just outside of the gates EXCHANGE IT: There is [...]

Home Sales Up : Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito

Posted In: Alameda, Alameda County, Albany, Berkeley, Contra Costa County, El Cerrito, Kensington, Local Market Statistics, Oakland
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Looks like home sales in our area were up the last couple of months, despite the rest of the country seeing a decrease.  The median price in the immediate east bay jumped to its highest level in almost four years.  This is due in part to super-low interest rates, pre-approval guidelines opening up, and no inventory. The median price paid [...]