Oakland Home Prices: It’s Crazy Out There Folks!

Posted In: Alameda County, Economy, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Local Market Statistics, Oakland, Rockridge, Temescal
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You wanna know what’s crazy? Sales prices in Oakland. If you are a buyer looking to purchase in Oakland, I’m sure you have felt the surge in sales prices in the last few months. Well folks, it’s not your imagination: the median sales price for homes in Oakland is up 25% from the prior quarter and an increase of 19.6% [...]

Out of Area Sellers

Posted In: Albany, Berkeley, For Sellers, Lofts, Condos, & Townhouses, Rockridge
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Did you know that you don’t have to be here to sell here?  With the age of the internet and technology it is easier than ever to sell your home from afar.  Sometimes I never even meet the seller face-to-face. Texting, email, e-signatures, and skype have all made it so easy to communicate that it isn’t necessary to be here. [...]

Who doesn’t love a good kitchen!

Posted In: Alameda, Albany, Architecture, Berkeley, Creative Reuse Ideas, El Cerrito, Emeryville, For Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Heck of It, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Kensington, Neighborhoods, Oakland, Photos, Richmond, Rockridge, Temescal, Uncategorized
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Krista and Rosie love a good kitchen!  Each time they go into a house they always check out the kitchen. Big, little, comfy, white, bright?  What would you add to your dream kitchen? A cool chalkboard wall to write menus? How about  built-in wine storage?  There are so many ways you can create the kitchen of your dreams! Here are [...]

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Posted In: Alameda, Alameda County, Albany, Arts and Entertainment, Berkeley, Community, Contra Costa County, El Cerrito, Emeryville, For the Heck of It, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Kensington, Neighborhood Events, Neighborhoods, Oakland, Photos, Places, Richmond, Rockridge, Temescal, Uncategorized
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Do you make it a tradition to go to tree lighting ceremonies each year?  If not – no better time than now! Berkeley has their tree lighting ceremony this Friday at 5:30pm.  Jack London Square will also have their tree lighting ceremony on Friday at 5:00pm. There are quite a few options to go see a tree lighting or Menorah [...]

Rockin’ new listing in Rockridge

Posted In: Listings, Rockridge
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Hey hey, new listing in Upper Rockridge, but a stone’s throw to lower.  Rockridge is where its at!  Cool shops, cool restaurants, close to bart, fun people. 6040 Ocean View, Rockridge This house rocks! Over 3000 sqft. Chef’s kitchen. Au pair unit. Views. A backyard castle. 2 car garage. Spanish Med flair. Arched doorways. Tons of light. 3 beds, 2.5 [...]

New Rockridge Listing!

Posted In: Architecture, New Home Sales, Oakland, Photos, Rockridge, Schools
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Come check out our beautiful new listing in Rockridge! It’s an amazing Mediterranean blocks from all the great shops and restaurants on College Ave.  Tons of space, beautiful details, lots of light, and a great community to boot. Click here for the website: www.6040OceanViewDr.com Open House Sunday 6/1 , 2-4:30 and 6/8, 2-4:30  

New Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland!

Posted In: Architecture, Community, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids, Good Eats, Neighborhood Businesses, Oakland, Rockridge
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I was dropping my car off at the Toyota dealership on Broadway the other day and  as I passed by Oakland Tech I looked across the street and I noticed that the W.C. Morse building was not only looking clean and beautifully renovated but it was filled with people.  I made a mental note to check it out on the [...]

Smitten Ice Cream Coming to Rockridge!!!

Posted In: Community, Good Eats, Oakland, Rockridge
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Walking down College the other day I noticed that the Bakery that used to be across from Zachary’s is going to be a Smitten Ice Cream shop soon!  So I did some investigating and it turns out Smitten is made-to-order organic ice cream.  The woman-owned (yea!) shop opened in Hayes Valley in 2011  after she designed and built (wow!) a [...]