Rockridge Deemed Luxurious

Posted In: Listings, Local Market Statistics, Oakland
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Matt Woolsey at Forbes loves to compile, collect, and claim.  Last week it was foreclosures, this week he has picked the 10 most luxurious, top-selling real estate markets in America.  #6 on the list?  Our own Rockridge, with a median price of $1.09mil and an average of 67 days on the market. So I guess I would be prudent to point out a [...]

Jack London Market Planned Opening in 2009

Posted In: Community, New Developments, Oakland
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I am a San Francisco Ferry Building frequent shopper.  I love the energy, the fresh and local produce, and the quality food.  I love that I can wander along the waterfront while slurping oysters, munch on a fresh sourdough baguette, or delve into some fresh cheese from Cowgirl Creamery.  The East Bay is about to give birth to it’s sister, the Jack London [...]

Temescal and North Oakland Market Data

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Check it out.  This data is for single family homes in Temescal and North Oakland, and covers *for sale* and *sold* over the past 12 months.             And here we are for the past 2 years… If we continue with this same trend than we can deduce that inventory will continue to go up through the [...]

Oakland under $100k

Posted In: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Investing, Local Market Statistics, Oakland
In the past couple of days there has been lots of discussion with clients regarding a recent blog post of mine about multiple offers, as well as the article in the paper from last Sunday’s Chron (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/29/MN3K16M9RT.DTL) .  It appears that if people aren’t running, they are confused. These discussions have prompted me to delve into Oakland’s inventory under $100k.  [...]

Whut? Parkway to Close?

Posted In: Community, Oakland
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Ok, that is it.  I’ve had enough of this economic crisis crapola.  Enough is enough!  I just got word that the Parkway in Oakland will be signing off on Sunday.  I can’t believe this.  THE PARKWAY, closing?  First Scharffenberger, then Elephant Pharmacy, and now The Parkway?  Another beloved East Bay iconic gem, gone. I’ve seen 49er-Raider games there.  I’ve seen Rocky [...]

Tour Wooden Window in Oakland: TONIGHT

Posted In: Community, Neighborhood Businesses, Oakland
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Tour Wooden Window and Learn about Window Restoration and Replacement and the Green Movement The Oakland Heritage Alliance is offering people a unique opportunity to learn all about wooden windows -their care, restoration and construction – on Thursday March 12th. Please join us when Bill Essert, president and CEO of Wooden Window, will offer a special tour of his company [...]

Oakland Athletics 2009 Home Schedule

Posted In: Community, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Oakland
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Oakland Athletics 2009 Home Schedule (Updated as of 2/2/2009) APRIL DATE OPPONENT START TIME (ET) Saturday, April 4 Giants at Athletics 1:05 PM Friday, April 10 Mariners at Athletics 7:05 PM Saturday, April 11 Mariners at Athletics 1:05 PM Sunday, April 12 Mariners at Athletics 1:05 PM Monday, April 13 Red Sox at Athletics 7:05 PM Tuesday, April 14 Red [...]

Days On Market, Last 2 Years: Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond and Oakland

Posted In: Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Local Market Statistics, Oakland, Richmond
Let’s take a look at what the average days on market has done over the last two years in each of our neighborhoods.  Percentages are from Jan/07 vs. Jan/09. Albany, down 66% Jan 2007  24 Jan 2008  43 Jan 2009  8 Berkeley, all, down 7% Jan 2007  45 Jan 2008  43 Jan 2009  42 Berkeley Hills, up 7% Jan 2007  [...]

Multiple Offers on REO’s?

Posted In: Listings, Oakland
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Yes, they are happening, but this one is a first for me. 3586 55th Ave in Oakland, a bank-owned property, has been on the market for 128 days, has a $72,000 pest on it, in need of EVERYTHING, and has been in and out of contract 4 times since last fall.   After starting with a list price of $495,000 in [...]