Oct 282016
 

Near the Emeryville border in northwest Oakland is one of the areas where demand has created new communities. This particular building dates back to 1964, but it’s now turned into 11 units with a great modern touch and with great access to Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and San Francisco. It’s spacious too, with over 1100sf and considering its accessibility to transit this home provides its new owner with an opportunity to live a no-car lifestyle.

Oct 282016
 

Really nice-looking renovation in the San Antonio Park neighborhood. Great proximity to lots of Oakland’s highlights such as Lake Merritt, downtown, Jack London Square and more. Check out the updates and acknowledge as a new home owner how many weekend projects you WON’T have to do with this home! Very nice opportunity for a home with a great style all its own in a neighborhood that will continue to grow in demand.

Oct 282016
 

Fairfax, Seminary and Havenscourt are all neighborhoods we need to keep our eyes on right now. I watch these for their relative affordability, their convenience of location, for their predominantly early 20th century era of construction with all the period charm that brings, and for their future growth prospects. These neighborhoods could easily mirror what’s happened in West Oakland and in NOBE where the wave of renovations has created such a change in the market that in many cases the prices have more than doubled in the last 3-4 years. Please click the picture and look at the potential this home has.

Aug 122016
 

2bd/2ba home with a double garage, built in 1900 in the rapidly developing north Oakland neighborhood of McClymonds. You’re looking for a way in, and here is one. Consider the difference between renting and buying. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have your home sold out from under you? That’s one difference between renting and buying. We will help you find a way in.

Aug 122016
 

Updated 1923 craftsman 2/1 with a 5000sf lot, listed under $400k. Just think about it. When we read about the obscene prices for housing in the bay area we have to acknowledge the history of neighborhoods evolving. This neighborhood has seen nearly 100 years of evolution. It’s shined before. Look at how this home shines now, particularly for a price point that’s less than half the median in SF, nearly 20% of the median in Palo Alto.

Apr 072016
 

Cute, cute, cutie here! Small footprint for this 1923 1bd/1ba bungalow, but take a peek at this home’s setting on Google Street View and see how sweet it looks in this classic neighborhood of homes from this same era with mature trees lining the street. Really a nice spot brimming with long term potential. But that’s not all! There’s also a separate studio/in law space in the back and a detached garage and a large storage space. It’s nearly a 4000sf lot here, so there is more room than first meets the eye. One to check out!

Apr 072016
 

Renovations are the ubiquitous story in Oakland. And it just keeps on spreading throughout the eastern part of the city where investors are scooping up classic homes like this 1923 2bd/1ba (with a separate in law unit, by the way) on a nice sized lot of over 4000sf. All sorts of new stuff here, including a compliant sewer lateral, roof, furnace, remodeled kitchen and bath. If you’re shopping in this price range you’ll want to follow the investor trends in the eastern neighborhoods of Oakland. Lots of new things going on!

Apr 072016
 

Contractor’s fixer here. But check out the location on a nice street in Millsmont and check out the lot size of over 6700sf. What will this 1925, 894sf, 2bd/1ba home be worth in the market once it’s fixed up? Well, it’s a great question. But depending upon how well it’s done (which matters a lot!) there are comparable sales that support well more than double what this listing price suggests. If you’re an investor looking to rehab homes, this is a genuine prospect to consider.

Mar 312016
 

Let it be known that the Eastmont neighborhood is definitely on the map of investors looking to rehab properties. And this one is a prime example. Located in a cul-de-sac of 80th Ave, this home is a complete remodel of a 1926 craftsman bungalow. Note that all sorts of new is going on here. And check out the sweet yard in back; over 4000sf in the lot size. Definitely another neighborhood on the rise in Oakland. One worth checking out; open the next two Sundays.

Mar 312016
 

Believe me, the time is coming soon when you’ll look at homes around here in Hacienda and be amazed that you could get a single family home here for this price. And this one has a basement that’s partially finished with an in-law unit. Built in 1924 in a classic neighborhood on a part of the neighborhood that’s off the beaten path. Looks like some opportunity at a price well below the Oakland median.

Mar 312016
 

This is one I’ve been following for a little while now. I think the great value in this home lies in a few of its features. Number one: It’s located in a neighborhood that’s close to Fruitvale BART and many other amenities of the Fruitvale neighborhood. Two, it’s a genuine 1923 craftsman home in this classic neighborhood. And three, the home sits on a lot that’s a little over 5100sf. So there’s lots of room to expand if you’d like. Purchase at a great price like this, add on a nice master suite in back, and then see how the enjoyment value (and market value) of this home adds up!

Mar 242016
 

Check it out! Nicely renovated 1926 bungalow with a detached garage sitting on a 3500sf lot. Check out the beautiful hardwood floors! Also has an updated kitchen and updated dual pane windows, among other nice upgrades. The nearby Eastmont Town Center (more commonly called Eastmont Mall) was purchased by an investor last year whose plan is to invest around $60M in renovations before leasing out the space once again. The nearby neighborhoods of Havenscourt, Eastmont Hills, and Millsmont are all booming real estate markets. Nice home for a nice price!

Mar 242016
 

Havenscourt is a neighborhood to watch, even noted in this article in financial website run by the Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com as recently as last week. And this home is a 1928 craftsman that sits on a 6300sf lot. So it basically sits on a double-sized lot, which is a welcome feature for anyone living in the urban environment. Detached garage and a long, fenced-in drive way add to the utility of the home. Listed for a very nice price!

Mar 182016
 

Could be the last chance to see this beauty this weekend since the listing states they’re taking offers on the 22nd. Beautiful early 20th century craftsman bungalow with lots of period details and bursting with charm! This neighborhood is high in demand these days and all signs suggest it will continue. Get over here and check this one out! Click pic for MLS Listing. 

Mar 182016
 

Another great condo alternative in the ever-sweeter neighborhood of Dimond (home of the Oktoberfest craft beer festival!). This lovely cottage is among a group of 8 and is intended to have a Tuscan village motif. It’s an easy walk from here to lots including Peete’s Coffee & Tea, Farmer Joe’s Grocery, La Farine Bakery and much more! Small HOA fee here and a great location! Click pic for MLS Listing. 

Mar 182016
 

First off, this neighborhood is taking off! All through these neighborhoods below 580 and between High Street and 14th Ave are in a rapid state of transition. And boy, have prices increased in the last few years. Take a second look at this one. It may be a small footprint, but it’s bigger than it looks and has lots of early 20th century charm! Nice price and in an area that’s very likely to keep on climbing. Click the pic for MLS Listing.