From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Luxury Portfolio Magazine – Summer 2010

July 21, 2010

Here is the Summer 2010 edition of Luxury Portfolio Magazine. View it online or download the complete file [~20mb pdf]. 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 […]

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Oakland zip 94602 trends

July 11, 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 & townhouse trends

July 11, 2010

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

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Supercharging this site

July 9, 2010

So I discovered Thesis theme for WordPress the other week. Quel excellent excuse for a major revamp of this site…. While I’m coding (by trial-n-error), do excuse the unpolished look until I get everything cleaned up. One major content upgrade will be the Communities page. Over the next months, I’ll be adding content to feature […]

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Open Sunday: Montclair private retreat

July 8, 2010

39 Merriewood Circle – Oakland Open Sunday, July 11th: 2:00pm-4:30pm. Click here for brochure. – Welcome to this Montclair gardener’s retreat, nestled in a woodsy setting. Upstairs lie the main living area and one bedroom and bath. The second bed and bath are located in the lower level, with a bonus room. The upstairs bedroom […]

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This week’s PMA newsletter

July 3, 2010

Here is the weekly update from one of our PMA lenders based in the East Bay. PMA’s an affiliate of Wells Fargo…and serves as an in-house lending resource at Alain Pinel offices. It alludes to the “extended period” of low interest rates mentioned in the recently released FOMC mtg minutes. But here’s a closer read.

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Closing extension on $8K tax credit

July 1, 2010

Ratified a sale before April 30th but can’t close before June 30th to claim the federal 1st-time homebuyer tax credit? Well lucky you. Congress just approved an extension…and the President will likely sign the bill. Now you’ll have until September 30th, 2010 to close. This should be a relief to lots of buyers stuck in […]

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