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How to get the best deal when buying a home in Oakland and Piedmont CA. View homes for sale in Oakland and homes for sale in Peidmont here. Prices are down. Interest rates are dropping. Short sales are increasing. Foreclosures, a volatile economy, YIKES! With all this market turbulence it takes a lot of courage [...]
Even in the better parts of the Oakland Hills such as Piedmont, Montclair and Rockridge homeowners occasionally get into a financial pinch that can lead to a late mortgage payment. If you’re delinquent on your mortgage, your credit score will suffer. Everyone knows that. The question is, by how much? Until recently, those answers were [...]
Homes in the Oakland Hills, Berkeley Hills, Piedmont and the surrounding areas were typically built quite a long time ago. After all, the classic character of these properties is what a lot of prospective Buyers are looking for. Negotiating a contract and spending time and money on inspections can feel like a real waste if [...]
The Oakland Hills, Berkeley Hills and Piedmont real estate area is comprised of many colorful neighborhoods, each with their own names such as Montclair, Rockridge, Croker Highlands, Trestle Glen etc. I’m often asked to identify the most common neighborhood names used in real estate advertising so that home Buyers can identify their general areas of interest. Well, here you [...]
No matter what neighborhood you live in, Piedmont, Montclair, Rockridge, Glenview, Elmwood, Oakland Hills, Berkeley Hills, small, big, good or bad, it’s always nice to feel secure in your surroundings. One way to achieve this is to keep an eye on things for your neighbors and to know that your neighbors are keeping an eye [...]
Contrary to what you might read in the San Francisco Chronicle some Oakland, California real estate listings are still generating multiple offers. Some are even selling substantially over their listing price. Up until early 2006 aprox. 75% of the properties on the market were selling with more than one offer. Now days it’s more like [...]
This sheet shows a 2006 vs. 2007 year over year comparison of single family homes real estate sales in the better parts of Oakland and the Oakland Hills area of California.