From the monthly archives:

December 2010

Holiday gift

December 19, 2010

Holding my listing on 3873 Forest Hill in Lower Oakmore open right now…and… IT’S DRY! IT’S DRY!!! Not a drop in sight. Been getting visitors too. Hallelujah! Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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Building dept visit

December 17, 2010

microfiche permit records At Oakland Building Department at Frank Ogawa Plaza looking up permit history on a property. Newer records are available off their computers. Older records (pre-80s) are on microfiche. The machines here don’t work too well–beware if you ever want to print something!–but staff is helpful. Top image shows part of an application […]

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Nice day for an OH

December 12, 2010

Holding my listing in the Laurel open right now. Thankful for the excellent weather. Only 3 pages worth of open houses in the Ad Review for this weekend. That’s seasonal. Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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December 11, 2010

Showed a foreclosed duplex this morning in West Oakland. Upper unit had 11-foot ceilings–quite a palatial feel. But here’s a closeup of its tall walls, smothered in nasty gloss paint that highlights the odd texture. Not a good combo. And toss in the drywall hack job all around–protruding joints because someone didn’t account for the […]

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Open Sunday: Splendid & Spacious in Laurel

December 10, 2010

3825 39th Avenue – Laurel District Open Sunday, December 12th: 2:00pm-4:30pm. Click here for brochure. – Gleaming floors abound. The good life awaits at this spacious, splendid Laurel District home, whose interior was completely remodeled only two years ago. Beautifully updated, its rooms feature double pane windows, sun-kissed flooring and baseboards, heavy window blinds, […]

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Oakland zip 94602 trends

December 5, 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

December 5, 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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