East Bay Real Estate

Updated (with more love!): What’s Valentine’s Day all about? Why, love and champagne, of course!

Our beloved ten-year-old Great Dane, Maggie, passed away a couple of weeks ago, and we decided to adopt another. We were lucky enough to find Paisley, pictured here, in need of a forever home, so we jumped at the chance! She is a rescue from a not-so-good home situation in the LA area, so had… {Read More}

The Glenview District – One of Oakland’s Most Coveted Neighborhoods!

Continually growing in popularity, Oakland’s Glenview District is a terrific spot for if you’re looking for a fantastic neighborhood in which to set down roots. In recent years, the home values in this quaint Oakland neighborhood have shot through the roof as more and more people discover this family friendly jewel. Here’s why: The close… {Read More}

Uber’s Move to Oakland: How does it Affect Real Estate?

I feel a bit like a broken record when I keep touting how amazing the San Francisco Bay Area is, and in particular the East Bay. But clearly someone is reading my blogs – Uber bought 300,000 square feet of office space in downtown Oakland! Who knows, maybe I’ll get Google to see the light,… {Read More}

Oakland’s Awards and Accolades

As I’ve said before, the East Bay is the best of the best. The San Francisco Bay Area has it all, but only in the East Bay you can get it all plus a yard and sun! It’s not like we need a list of Oakland’s awards to prove it, but I thought it would be interesting to… {Read More}

What is going on with interest rates and the real estate market? All we know is that it is hot for both buyers and sellers!

  WEREN’T INTEREST RATES SUPPOSED TO START RISING IN 2013? Since the financial crisis in 2008, the Fed stepped in to help the struggling U.S. economy and lowered rates using a monetary policy known as quantitative easing. In June of 2013, Ben Burnanke announced an “easing” up of the Fed’s quantitative easing stimulus policy. They… {Read More}

San Francisco Bay Area: Return of the River Otters

With all the talk about natural devastation, it’s great to have some good new to tout! The Bay Area is awesome – even river otters share my sentiment! In a previous blog post, “San Francisco Bay Area: Where the Weather, Water and Air are Priceless,” I mentioned how lucky we are to have it all… {Read More}

San Francisco Refugee Shacks: The Bay Area’s First Tiny House Movement

This month, on August 17, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Bay Area. As a Realtor, I spend most of my days thinking about houses, particularly in the Bay Area. So this quake – centered close to my house, but felt throughout the East Bay, and all the way from downtown San Francisco to the… {Read More}

Insider Tips for Buying a Home

Let’s assume you’ve already done most of the hard stuff – like beefing up your credit, fine-tuning your future budget, and saving some money. Now it’s time for the fun part, right? Actually shopping for your home! Well, yes, but in order to ensure success, you are wise to line things up first. So how do… {Read More}

Making Room: How to add a new room to your house without adding a room!

Do you love your home but need a little more room? Whether you’re adding to the family or just feeling a bit cramped, here are some great ways to add a new room and create more living space. Which of these ideas will work for you and your house? Transform your patio or porch Renovate… {Read More}

Piedmont, CA: An East Bay Oasis

It’s pretty tough to beat living in Piedmont, CA. I love introducing clients to this oasis in the East Bay, and am delighted to have helped people find their way into some beautiful homes there over the years. It is no surprise that homes are selling over asking; it remains a bucolic setting, seemingly worlds… {Read More}