From the monthly archives:

May 2010

LuxeTrends newsletter

May 28, 2010

Here is the latest edition of LuxeTrends, a monthly e-newsletter from Luxury Portfolio™. Alain Pinel Realtors is a charter member of Luxury Portfolio™, Fine Property Collection, a division of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This gives us the ability to enroll high-end listings into this gateway to the world’s most distinctive estates.

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Open House: Remodeled bungalow, near BART

May 23, 2010

529 Liberty Street – El Cerrto Open Sunday, May 23rd: 2:00pm-4:30pm. Click here for brochure. – Impeccable, turn-key, sun filled home! Conveniently located a block from BART, public transportation, El Cerrito Plaza & Fat Apple’s. Two large bedrooms with huge closets & hardwood floors throughout. Detached 2-car garage. Newly updated kitchen & bath. Professional landscaping […]

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May 19, 2010
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New EPA regulation re lead-based paint

May 12, 2010

Effective last month on April 22, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This is a major development in the industry, given the age of our area’s housing stock. If your home was built pre-1978, then it most likely […]

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Open Sunday: Oakland Hills View Mediterranean

May 8, 2010

8252 Skyline Circle – Oakland Hills Open Sunday, May 9th: 1:30pm-4:30pm. Click here for brochure. – Live above the clouds with Chabot Regional Park just a stonesthrow away. This newer construction Mediterranean features a contemporary layout within 2,350 generous square feet. Enjoy its higher ceilings and windows that maximize views of the Bay and surrounding […]

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Oakland zip 94602 trends

May 7, 2010

Here are the latest trends in the 94602 zip code for single family homes. Keep in mind the small sample sizes corresponding to many of the months, like this past February.

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Emeryville condo trends

May 7, 2010

Here’s an 18-month snapshot of Emeryville’s condo market. Keep in mind the small sample sizes corresponding to most of the months.

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“Looking at Older Homes” – Part Two

May 2, 2010

And here’s the second part of Roger Robinson’s presentation after we took a 10-minute break. The audio quality is degraded in a few short parts…I think because my cellphone was resting next to the mic! First couple of minutes – continuation of heating 02:40 – fireplaces 08:30 – foundations 36:00 – from here, Roger overviewed […]

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“Looking at Older Homes” – Part One

May 2, 2010

A big thank you to presenter Roger Robinson of Star Inspection Group. I recorded the presentation—“Looking at Older Homes”—he gave yesterday at the Building Education Center. Parts of the audio may not make sense without the interesting, referent Powerpoint slides. Roger also had a helpful handout, with links to a variety of resources mentioned in […]

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